Update: Blogger’s Journey

Girl in a striped sweater dress in the city.
Failure is part of the process, you learn to pick yourself up. -Michelle Obama

Hi lovelies! Keeping my head up over here after all my old G+ blogger comments got deleted a month ago. I should have stopped using G+ comments evolved when I moved to WordPress, but didn’t. Thanks Google. I’m sad but moving on because I don’t think there’s anything that I can do.

I’ve been busy creating content and working super hard lately, which left me little time to dedicate to the blog. I want to make a conscience effort to be more present here because this blog is what has gotten me through so many tough times in my life. No joke, the blog made me feel alive, creative, and at home.

Besides sharing fashion, and style tips I have also shared personal struggles which so many of you related to in the past. Here are just a few, Mindfulness and Happiness , Life Is What You Make It , and Inspire My Fancy Story. It has been like a little getaway for me where I get to express my thoughts freely and share so much with you all.

Girl in striped sweater dress in the city next to bikes.

I moved my blog from Blogger to WordPress last year and along with that I lost every single one of my comments from blogger! It was like starting all over again on the blog, but I kept using G+ comments, which was a huge mistake. Now those comments have disappeared as well. I don’t know exactly what did it, the fact that Google + is shutting down, or the WordPress update. Whatever it is, I can’t afford to hire a tech support person. I made peace with it instead. It is really sad because I had built some amazing relationships with other bloggers throughout the years. Thankfully those relationships that I had built help my blog stay alive. I also stayed connected through Instagram with so many of you, and that makes me happy!

This brings me to my next point…Instagram!! After my blog transfer was such a disappointment with my comments not transferring over, I started creating and publishing more content on Instagram. I think so many other bloggers also started doing the same thing, but in doing so I neglected my little blog and I think further lost touch with so many wonderful blogs. Have any of you experienced this yourselves?

Girl in striped sweater dress walking in the city.

I am extremely passionate about the connections I have built on this blog and look forward to making them stronger this year. I will be creating a weekly blog schedule to post more regularly and keep you all inspired in as many ways as I can. With that said, please let me know what you love to see here the most! Is it style, beauty, or mental health stuff? I can sprinkle it all in for you too. Your feedback is very much appreciated!!! Thank you in advance and now I’m off to visit your blogs.

Always with love,

Tania

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22 comments on “Update: Blogger’s Journey

  1. kim

    So sorry to hear that Tania!! I hope everything works out!

    Lesley Kim

  2. candice

    You look amazing!

    Candice x

    natalyaamour.com

  3. jodie filogomo

    It is amazing how both sites (blog and INstagram) have different connections.I have found wonderful friends on both!!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  4. Hey Tania, sorry to hear you lost all of your comments, that does suck. i migrated from blogger to wordpress a few years ago and i feel like the same thing may have happened to me, but to be honest it was so long ago that i don’t remember. like you i have shifted my focus mostly to instagram but i still posted to the blog, although not as often as i would have liked. i have also made it my goal this year to post more often on the blog…and ironically enough instagram is driving so many people away from it and back to blogs because of the consistent declining engagement. so it’s a good thing we kept them up. anyways, talk soon.

    ps i am not shouting but my whole comment is coming out in caps even though its turned off 😀

    xx
    Agnes

    • Thank you Agnes! I’m happy I did keep up the blog and I’m so glad you did too. I will reconnect with you on the blog too. Seems like so long ago we visited each other’s blogs, hehe. Can’t wait to catch up on yours. Kisses

  5. Hey gorgeous queen! you’re bringing sunshine in its beaming THOUSANDS with your stunning stripes, Forever looking like a rainbow burst of colourful divinity in all your gorgeous outfits, most specially this one! oh lovely, my heart goes out to you about losing all your blog comments 🙁 i’m so very sorry this has happened to you, even more frustrating as you went through this before when you moved to wordpress too. we work so hard on our blogs and when things like this happens it’s so crushing and devastating. the fact that you’re making peace with it just shows what a go-getter you are in life, always rising above with your stunning soul and beautiful positivity. i promise you have so many loyal readers who will always continue to support you, myself included, and there will be tons more in the future too who will discover your beautiful soul and be utterly hooked! i always adore how you combine topics straight from the heart and cover such fabulous fashion and style too; i love it all! keep being your beautiful self and the sky and stars are not even the limit!!! i really related to this post, especially in terms of turning more to instagram instead of blogging so regularly. i do sometimes enjoy it more as a platform and find the stresses i have in regards to blogging disappear when i just focus on ig. i took a blog break during february as it just got to me and i found it too hard to post. but like you i’m back and hoping to keep up more of a regular schedule, and try and re-gain my love for blogging and all it means to me. keep shining you dazzling superstar, sending you all the love in the universe! ♥︎♥︎♥︎

    Sophie | soinspo xo

    • Thanks you sophie for your support, you made me feel so much better. Other blogger friends have told me to just keep going too, and I’m going to do just that. I feel more confident now that all the relationships that I’ve built throughout the years are still strong and my blog will bounce back. I’m thankful that we connected somehow, I don’t even remember if it was here on the blog or on Insta, do you? Regardless, happy we have each other to encourage and support each other on our journeys! Much love Sophie. xoxo

  6. I’m really sorry you lost your g+ comments. google should have come up with a way for us to keep them! Well, what we can do? This is a very stylish combo.You look fantastic.

  7. That truly does suck. That is the thing with technology for all tht it helps you are also at its mercy. i never used g+ for comments though I did have a google + account which I deleted myself after a few tweeks as I KNEW IT WAS BEING PHASED OUT.

    WITH ig I HAVE A LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP. I LOVE THE IDEA OF IG AND SOME OF THE CREATIVITY FOUND THERE. BUT I HATE ALL THE FAKING AND GAMING THAT DOES ON, ESPECIALLY THE WHOLE FOLLOW TO UNFOLLOW THING SO ANNOYING AND OFF PUTTING. BUT THIS IS IG’S FAULT FOR NOT BEING TRANSPARENT AND THE WHOLE opaque MEAN GIRLS BURN BOOK APPROACH. but it is ownd by fb and mark zuckerberg who thrive on creating discord so it is no surprise. and then they keep changing the algorithm which also keeps you on the platform longer…we are being played and that is the part i do not like either.

    first social media killed publishing and now it is killing independently owned blogs. remember non of us own anything on sociaj media they own and control everything. so the future will only be social media which is owned by only two companies…hmmm.

    allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

    • Thank you so much for relating to my story Allie, it does feel like a game sometimes and Instagram was so much more fun before it got taken over. I completely agree! I am trying to focus more on what started me on this creative journey, which is writing and sharing. It feels so good when I do apply my energe here on the blog for sure. I appreciate you letting me know your thoughts on the whole thing! Much love!

  8. ps: when commenting on your blog it is set to all caps so i have no way of knowing when it is on of off you may want to check the settings

  9. With any journey there are always complications in the way however what is important is to keep on going and never give up. gorgeous combo!
    lAURA XO
    http://WWW.SHEHEARTS.NET

  10. HI dolL,
    i WAS LUCKY TO BE ABLE TO MOVE MY COMMENTS, BUT MIGRATING FROM BLOGGER TO WORDPRESS IS NOT EASY. gOOGLE SENT ME AN EMAIL ABOUT SWITCHING FROM GOOGLE COMMENTS TO BLOGGER DEFAULT COMMENT BECAUSE GOOGLE PLUS WAS SHUTTING down. tHE CHANGE DID NOT AFFECT ME MUCH, BUT i THINK i LOST A LOT OF PICTURES. iNSTAGRAM IS fun, but it is NOT OURS. the BLOG IS. lET’S FOCUS ON THAT!

    • I agree Nerline! I love instagram because it allows my photography to shine, more of a creative thing for me. While blogging I get to express myself more mentally. Thank you for sharing your experience sis!! xx

  11. A great post, with social media find a channel that works for you. i love instagram for very different reasons, for me it’s actually there for travel/photographic mainly and a few stories, my blog tells a different story.

    i LOVE MEETING PEOPLE ON BOTH INSTAGRAM, BLOG AND TWITTER ALSO! SOCIAL MEDIA IS MEANT TO BE FUN, AND IT’S OKAY TO TAKE A BREAK AWAY AND EXPERIMENT ANOTHER PLATFORM YOU CAN ALWAYS COME BACK THAT’S FOR SURE!

    Laura xx
    http://www.shehearts.net

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