A Fresh Start.... 💕

Hey Guys! It has literally felt like such a long time since I just sat down with a cup of tea and wrote a blog post. I know I haven't p...

Hey Guys!
It has literally felt like such a long time since I just sat down with a cup of tea and wrote a blog post. I know I haven't posted much at all within the last few months, actually, I  think it was November the last time I blogged, which is just insane. I've taken some time off blogging to really reassess my blog and what I want to get from it. I thought I would write this post to explain where I have been and also what the future of my blog will be.
So without further ado, hello if you're an oldie but goldie and hello to any new readers! I feel like, even though I've been blogging for well over five years, I'm actually kind of starting again. 

Back when I started my blog in 2013, blogging was such a different thing to what it is now. The community has changed vastly, and in my opinion, I don't think as many people read blogs anymore. I started my blog as a beauty blog, talking all things makeup and then decided at the start of 2016 to relaunch it as 'LifeWithBethan' just so I was able to write about anything as well as beauty. As well as having this blog, I started my YouTube channel in the middle of 2014. I try and upload a video once a week over on my YouTube channel, and if I'm being honest I've definitely put more time into that than into this blog.
Before I had that channel, I would upload a blog post every week, however trying to upload a video and blog post every week is a challenge and something that I haven't succeeded to do well. I normally put more focus into my YouTube just because I think I have more interest and engagement over there. However, I do actually really enjoying doing both blogging and vlogging and therefore, I wouldn't want to give up either of them.

I think I just need to find a balance to be able to continue with this blog and hopefully, I think I found what is going to work best. I will still upload a video every week on my YouTube which would normally go up on a Sunday or Monday. I will then basically try and get a post up whenever I possibly can. I'm not putting any pressure to get a post up every week and I'm not making any promises. I want to go back to what I used to love writing about, for example doing product reviews etc. I would also love to do some more chatty posts, as I do love to write, so if you have any ideas then please let me know! If you didn't know I am actually studying Journalism in university at the moment, so I'm really trying my best to equal my time out to be able to work on my own projects such as this blog and YouTube. It does take a lot of time to be able to create something like this, however, I  wouldn't still be doing it if I didn't love it. This blog means so much to me, I would definitely not be in the position I am today without it. That's why I just don't want to give it up. From now on I'm going to write posts about things that I really want to write about, and hopefully, people will read haha!
If I'm being honest I normally just read blogs now if I'm looking for a review on something or I'm reading about a certain topic. I think it's pointless me writing something that other people aren't going to find interesting as well, so as I said if anyone as any post requests then let me know! I'm thinking about focusing on some things around Wales as well, as I do live in Cardiff. Maybe doing something like restaurant reviews or some of my favourite places in Wales?!
I do have some posts planned that I hope you will enjoy. Considering this is my first post of 2019, I hope you've all had a good year so far! Mine has been amazing so far, but just crazy haha! Now I have a little bit more time on my hands, I thought it was about time I wrote this post and got my arse in gear with this blog haha!
I hope you're going to enjoy some new content from me, as I said I'm not promising every week but I will try my best. I hope you're all doing really well and will continue to follow my blog!
Lots of love,
See you in my next post

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