Welcome to my new blog!

I’m very happy that you’ve followed me here on WordPress, then over to blogger, and now back to WordPress. Clearly I needed to do some soul-searching and I’m happy to say that I had an awakening and now I’m ready to be completely invested in my blog and in the right way.

A few weeks ago I attended my first bloggers meet up here in Miami. The guest speaker was Lauren Ashley Patao (who was great btw). She spoke about her blog, her journey, and how she manages it. Her talk inspired me so much so that I put my blog “under construction” that day so that I could take what she said, make some changes, and relaunch a bigger and better blog. It also seemed fitting for me to re-brand myself and launch the new blog now that I’m here in a new state, new apartment, and all while working on a new me.

Some of the key points I took away from her talk included:

  • Creating a clear color scheme on your blog and IG
  • Creating a separate Instagram for your blog
  • Having a variety of photos that relate to your blog on IG
  • Incorporating your personal self to remind readers you are real

With these points, Lauren made a light bulb go off in my head. What she was saying made so much sense, but it was not on my radar when I first launched the blog one year ago. While these tips can make a huge difference, I know there is a lot more for me to learn and change. But I think it’s safe to say that I’m at least heading in the right direction for now.

Moving forward I will be posting once a week on the blog and multiple times on the blogs Instagram. I’ve created a Pinterest and Twitter as well (links below). I’d love for you guys to stick around for the ride and become apart of the “iamj0ann” family.

See you soon!

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