Hello everyone, happy Sunday! How are you? Today I am thrilled to welcome you back to Drizzle & Hurricane Books 2.0. I have fun news to share – in case you missed them, very exciting news!
But first of all, confidence time: being a book blogger is HARD. There are ups and downs, and if I could rant about all of it for hours, that’s not what this blog post is here for. I have been blogging for more than two years now, and hadn’t done one single change in my blogging. Okay, that’s not entirely true. I wrote new kind of blog posts, imagined new features, my reviewing style changed a lot. But my blogging shell stayed the same right from the beginning, and I felt like it was time for a change.
Questions, questions, and more questions
Before jumping into the dark and scary void, I asked myself lots of questions, and the most dreaded question of all obviously was “WHAT do I want to do with my blog?”. This might have been noticed, as my latest blog posts were dealing with more serious issues, such as monetizing your blog or self-hosting your blog. After having blogged for so long, these questions started to become like dark clouds making me see blogging completely differently. But, the most important question of it all was this. What do I want, really want, out of this blogging adventure ? And the answer here was pretty clear: I do not want to get bored of it. I want to keep it exciting and fun. And for that, I felt like I needed a change.
If self-hosting has its perks, it’s something that big bloggers do, and I feel like I’m still in middle grade. Or maybe I just feel like I am not ready for this kind of commitment. If winning money thanks to blogging certainly has lots of perks, it’s not something I actually want out of this. Or at least, that’s not how I want to look at blogging, for now. So, here it is. All of this rambling for what you are all waiting for. THE CHANGES.
I bought myself a domain name: I am now thrilled to be ridden of the dot wordpress dot com that made my blog looked a bit less…like I wanted it to look. I mean, drizzleandhurricanebooks.com kind of looks good…or is it just me?
I got myself a brand new design: I was getting tired of the old one, and I wanted to have a cleaner look, I wanted to put my blog posts up front, I also wanted to try and have a more “visual” look with all the images.
What to expect next?
Despite the massive changes, I still maintain this blog how started, and with what will always be at the heart and sould of this: with bookish news, reviews, blogging freak-outs, ya contemporary features, fun tags, writing, and so on. I am also a bit nervous but I will be doing more monthly wrap-up posts to share more about myself – or just ramble more about how I bought once again way too many books. That’s a good excuse, right? More about my WIP. More of Nyx’s Corner. And always…well, me screaming about books, because that’s what we are all here for, aren’t we?
Obviously I’d love to know what you think about these new changes! What do you think about the domain name? The new design?
Did you ever – do you change your blog design – or other minor things on your blog -once in a while to keep blogging exciting ? Let me know in comments !