Celebrating 5 Year Blogiversary With A Brand New Look

PegCityLovely is 5 years old!!!

I seriously cannot stop saying it and shouting from the rooftops! 5 years in blog life can be forever. However, I can appreciate the reasons people may have for wanting to shut it all down, the blogosphere can be a crazy place! 4 months into blogging, I had a moment or two like that and I wrote about it. Yet, here I stand!

Before I really get into this post though, I had to go re-read my very first post Why Blog, Why Now…and you should too!

Ok, wow, I still completely stand by everything I wrote. I guess I’d kind of have to or I may not be writing this post right now, right?

I had a vision for my blog many moons ago, a vision that I wanted it to a) be reflective of me and my personality, b) share as much local as possible, and c) ultimately be successful. I believe I’ve achieved that vision and then some with so much opportunity to do more!

My definition of success for my blog has changed over time, for the better.

I have attended blog conferences and met some amazing men and women whom I call friends today. I’ve worked with some wonderful brands and organizations both locally and nationally. I’ve done things I wouldn’t have ordinarily participated in had it not been for my blog, my 4th baby.

Working a full time job while building a blog and social following has been both a blessing and a curse. A blessing in the fact that I been able to continue to support my family while growing my blog. A curse in the fact that I am truly not able to devote 100% of my time to my passion, but that’s going to change. It has to!

Let’s take a quick look at the evolving look of PegCityLovely, shall we?

ORIGINAL VERSION (2012-2013)

2nd VERSION (2013-2014)

3rd VERSION (2014-2015)

4TH VERSION (2016-2017)

TODAY!


Ok, so I have pretty much changed my look each year haha but that’s what evolving is all about people!

WHAT ARE YOUR FIRST THOUGHTS? BE HONEST!

Personally, I LOVE it (of course lol)! As per my recent post about this evolution, I made quite a few changes that better suit who I am and have been, all in my own terms and my own coding (shoutout to my education in Computer Science).

It’s time to move forward and get back to the business of content creation and sharing. The new structure exists can be easily customized thanks to pipdig. Sorry Genesis and your child themes, our love affair is OVAHHHH!

FUN FACTS

WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT ME THROUGH MY BLOG?

– I’m a regular human being who goes through crap like everyone else – no “persona” here

– I like to share, maybe too much sometimes haha

– I love to have fun

– I’m generally a positive person just enjoying this life of mine and sharing the journey

WHAT HAVE I LEARNED ABOUT YOU THROUGH MY BLOG?

– You love an awesome giveaway or two

– You truly appreciate my very personal posts

– You love the positivity and the good vibes you get from what I share

– You feel connected to me (which is very apparent whenever I bump into folks in public)!

That’s all a woman needs folks!

Again, a massive, grinning from ear to ear THANK YOU to each and everyone of you for your support, constructive feedback and encouragement over the years. I cannot express in words how much you are appreciated!

CHEERS TO 5 MORE YEARS!

Lotsa love,

Natalie

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