Making Changes To My Blog & Social Media Platforms


Let's be unequivocal here; sometimes it's necessary to take a break, especially when your priorities extend far beyond the means of content creation or the use of social media, towards more pressing matters - matters that might just require all hands on deck (and that's okay). It's very easy to get wrapped up in the idea of conformity in this industry, in a sense that you need to act, look and dress a certain way while remaining active, to actually make it and that's something I have been reflecting on a lot recently. It's also why I wanted to run a few things by you, you know... the basics - where I'm at with my platforms, what I'm planning to do next and where I hope I'll be headed in the future.

After eleven years of jumping from platform to platform, you would think that by twenty-nineteen... I'd have stopped teetering with the ebb and flow of my blog (lol, W R O N G). I still find it hard to keep up and often find myself taking a step back to really consider - could I actually be doing better than this? The answer is yes, I probably could be and that's why after refreshing and re-branding, I'm ready to put my foot on the metaphorical accelerator.

RebeccaEllis.co

Blogging is where it all began for me. It's where I took my love for journalism and story writing in high school and managed to flip it into a website, surrounding the things that embody me and my life and that's one of the reasons why rebeccaellis.co will always be my main platform. Admittedly I did lose my way with it for a while, but there's no doubt that this is because of my running history in second guessing myself and the content I was producing.

I'm planning to post twice a week; on a Monday and Friday at 8 am. I would love to share more interior posts, as well as some photography related gigs. I also want to strip my blog and social media platforms back so I can focus more on the creative aspect of things, rather than admin.

YouTube 

I was very fortunate at Christmas, when Matthew presented me with the Canon Powershot G7X and a gorilla pod two months later - it's honestly given me a new lease of life when it comes to film and I'm so ready to sit down and give something outside of the box for me, a little bit of a go. I initially started out with the occasional weekly vlog here and there, but now I want to hone in on more sit down, chatty videos and get back into posting weekly content as I was. These will probably include dog spam, mini clothing hauls, studio updates and the like.

The plan is to post one chatty video a month and the continuity of weekly vlogs on Sunday's at 6 pm - meaning plenty of fresh content for you to sink your teeth into.

Instagram

Besides my blog; Instagram is indefinitely my second most used platform - it's actually where I'm most active when it comes to uploading photographs or stories. So, I want to get back into the habit of lifting my camera more often, without pre-planning. It's always nice to see a bit of spontaneity on the platform, whether it's a selfie of you and your partner or an image of your favourite flowers.

As for Instagram stories; I really enjoyed having a natter on there before Christmas, but over the last few months I feel as though I have lost my way with it. I want to get back into talking and sharing more of my life on there as substitute for weekly vlogs, particularly if I'm in a situation where lifting the camera isn't an option.

What changes will you be making online this year?

Northern Ireland, UK

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  1. It sounds like you are making some worthly changes. Can't wait to see more pictures on Instagram. Great site.

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    1. I hope so! It helps that I've come back to blogging feeling a little more refreshed, than I would have previously been. Thank you so much x

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  2. These are great changes! Sending all the positive vibes your way. Often, a change is all you need to lead yourself in a better direction. Nothing good comes of remaining stagnant!

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    1. Thank you so much! You're absolutely right, change can be good and I definitely have more clarity just by writing this post x

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  3. That camera sounds amazing! I don't believe I'll be making much social media changes but I have seen Twitter is also a great place for bloggers to engage!

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    1. Possibly one of the best purchases I have! I want to make gradual changes, just because I feel like sometimes I take on a bit too much at once. Twitter is fab for engagement, especially Twitter chats x

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  4. I am loving Instagram too! BUT I find it is easy for me to get distracted quickly! Sounds like your time away was just what you needed!

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    1. This is my biggest issue haha! It definitely was, I'm hoping the break away will spur me on now x

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