A break for redesign and re-evaluation

As I write this, I’m on holiday. I’m lying on a sofa sitting out the rain and somewhat anxious about the state of my bank accounts. It’s been nearly 2 years since I started this blog and I thought I’d have paid off all of my debt and been well on my way to financial independence. So far, this isn’t the case. I’ve just spent nearly £1,100 on a ticket to go visit my girlfriend – pulling funds from my savings accounts to manage it on fairly short notice – and am therefore currently in the negative on 2 of my accounts.

Flowers against blurred mountain backdrop.

My view as I ruminate

I am not sure what this blog is for anymore

I started this blog as a way to track my spending, connect with other people in the space and hold myself fairly accountable. However, my irregular posting, lack of content and general laissez-faire attitude towards the blog and reading other content has meant that in the last 6 months I’ve lost the small readership I used to have and therefore any lost any sort of personal finance community.

So, what do I want my blog to represent? What direction do I want to go in? Who do I want to connect with? These are questions that are going to need a bit of thinking and time to resolve.

I’ve always disliked the design of this blog.

For one minute I really liked the black and yellow design I chose. Then I started using it and realised there was a bunch of stuff that I didn’t like but fixing them would take more time than I had at the time. I’d like to really do some research into various themes and (once I’ve figured out what my future content will be), pick a design that will align with that content.

So, I’m officially going to take a break

I’ll leave the old content on here but I’m going to take things a little bit more seriously. I’m going to look at all my old posts and use grammarly, audit them for SEO and other things I see real bloggers goals about. If I’m going to carrying on writing here then I need to do it right.

I hope it will take a month so that I can relaunch at the end of August with some good writing, good imagery and an update on my money and move progress.

It’s been such a pleasure so far and I miss the old regularity of ideas and follow-through that I used to have. I’ll see y’all in late August. Ta.

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