Blog Update: Changing my name & moving to a self hosted site?!

Blog Update: Changing my name & moving to a self hosted site?!

Hey babes! I wanted to do a little update to let y’all know some of the changes that’s going to be happening with my blog!

Name change 

I’ve been thinking about renaming my blog for quite some time now. When I created Red Lipstick Blondie, it was an extension of my beauty Instagram account. I thought I’d mostly be posting about makeup. While that is a majority of what I talk about, I do have other interests. I’ve really been enjoying doing my book review posts! I just feel like my name doesn’t suit me anymore. I would rather change it now rather than wait to do it years down the road. I’m trying to decide between a few different names. I’ll let you know what my new name is on here and my other social media!

Moving to a self hosted blog

When I created my blog, I told myself if I made it to my birthday (September) then I could move to a self hosted site. I really wish I had just started out with one but I didn’t want to spend the money at the time. Lol. I figured I might as well do it the same time as changing my name. I’m leaning towards using SiteGround or maybe WP Engine for hosting but I’m still researching. I’d love to hear what you use and your thoughts though!

Taking a break 

I’ve decided that I’m going to take a break while I deal with changing my name and moving my site. I just don’t want to be stressed out about posts while I’ll probably be stressed out about rearranging my site! Lol. That should also help me to get extra posts ready too. I probably won’t be on social media much but I’ll try to keep you updated! I’m hoping to get my new blog up and running by the beginning of August!

Types of posts to look forward to

Beauty posts are till going to be a majority of what I talk about! That’s not gonna change!! I’m still addicted to makeup but I’m trying to be more mindful with my spending! I plan on starting a makeup collection and declutter series and continuing series that I already started. My book reviews aren’t going anywhere either! I’ve been thinking about starting a what I read this month series since I read more books than get reviewed!

A travel diaries series is definitely happening! I don’t travel that often but I do once or twice a year and I thought it would be fun to share! I just got back from a vacation in Las Vegas and California. I’ll be going to Nashville with my sister for my birthday too! If you didn’t know, that’s my absolute favorite place to visit!! I also have plans to do posts on my planner, DIY’s, recipes, blogging tips, and more!

If you have any tips on on moving a site or changing a blog name, I’d love to hear them! I’d also love to hear thoughts on what you think I should rename my blog! I’m thinking something with my name but I’m not totally decided yet. Lol. What type of posts are you most looking forward to? Thanks so much for stopping by and see ya in a few weeks!

xoxo, Amber💋

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8 Comments

  1. luxblush
    July 12, 2017 / 10:35 am

    I didn’t go self hosted straight away, but wish I did too! I can’t wait to see your rebranded blog!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    • July 12, 2017 / 1:48 pm

      It would have been so much easier! Haha. Thanks girl! I’m really excited! ❤️❤️

  2. July 12, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    I’m considering this myself. I’m excited to see your new blog.

    • July 14, 2017 / 11:16 pm

      I wish I would have done it sooner but I’m so excited!

  3. July 13, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    I took a break too when I switched everything over….it would have been waaay to stressful otherwise

  4. Nay @ beautyaddictmama
    July 13, 2017 / 11:39 pm

    Looking forward to seeing the changes!

    • July 14, 2017 / 11:20 pm

      Thank you! I can’t wait to have everything set up! ❤️❤️

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