23 June 2015

Changes at The Curved Opinion

One thing that I think most people struggle with when starting a blog is choosing the name.

Whether you want a catchy title, something descriptive or a play on words that reflects what you are about; we all start out with a idea as to the way forward in which we wish to take with our blogs and the name reflects that.

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When I started The Curved Opinion a few years ago it was with the intention of featuring plus size fashion and recording my journey into body confidence.  As you can see from my post last week, that journey is not yet at an end.

What I did not expect when I started this journey is that I would change so much from the person that I was.  Confidence has brought so many amazing things into my life and with them, my personality has changed so much. I am no longer scared to say what I think on a subject.  I always had "an opinion", hence the name of my blog; but I have never been able to voice it clearly or sometimes at all.

To be honest, if I was to bump into myself from a few years ago, I do not think that I would recognize myself; more on a personal level than a physical.  The outside has changed in so far as I now wear colour, but the inside is unrecognizable from whom I was.

Along with the changes in myself, this blog has evolved along with me.  I want to write.  Not just about fashion, but about anything, and everything.

I have found myself worrying over the past few weeks that my "plus size fashion" blog, had not had much fashion involved much recently and certainly nowhere near to the extent that I used to.  As my style has evolved into essentially lots and lots of patterned dresses, I cannot afford to always have new ones.

I also worry that I write too many "talky" kind posts (and here I am again) and that people will call me a sell out for writing the odd sponsored post.

I still want to write about fashion and will always blogs the new clothes that I buy and take part in group challenges, but there are so many other directions I want to take with this blog too.  I want to do a monthly charity feature post, I want to do a weekly "Thoughts of the Week" post on current events.  I want to do so many things now that I wonder, can I still call myself a plus size fashion blogger?

All the blogs I read are from plus size fashion bloggers and this will not change.  I worry that if I change my blog to being "all things under one umbrella" will people even still be interested in what I have to say?

I know we all say and I know I have certainly said to others that your blog is your own, to do with what you wish.    But admitting that in my current mindset I am more lifestyle and opinions than fashion feels a lot like leaving a safe cocoon that I love.  The thought of not calling myself a plus fashion blogger somehow terrifies me.  Except I am not leaving, I'm just branching out.

I don't even know if this makes any sense to anyone reading it, but these are thoughts and worries that have been spinning around in my head.  The meme below is essentially what I keep thinking about the changes I want to make.



In short:  I am not going to be writing about fashion as much as I used to, I am excited about also writing new things, I hope that no one thinks that I am sticking two fingers up at the plus size blogging community which I love beyond anything or that I am a sell out.

My confidence may have changed but I am, it seems, still a worrier!


9 comments:

  1. Great post write what make you happy and what your passionate abou

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    1. Thank you :) When it stops making me happy, I will stop, although I can't ever see that happening! x

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  2. I always enjoy reading your posts, no matter what subject you're blogging about. I love your opinion / talky posts as much as your fashion ones, and I think you should blog about what ever you want to! I'll still keep reading! If you're passionate about what you're writing, people will keep reading. I can't post fashion posts as often as I used to at the mo, either, because I can't afford loads of new clothes. I wish I could as I love sharing my outfits, but I've found I actually enjoy blogging about a little bit of everything now. I keeps me on my toes! xx

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    1. Thank you Louise! I think that is one thing that I am excited about, a change of what I write about keeping me on my toes ;)

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  3. You can blog about the telephone directory for all I care. You don't get rid of me that easily. ;) xx

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    1. Thank you so much Leah. I love your blog too as you know, was just scared by branching out that people might not be interested anymore!

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  4. I like to see some personality and charcter from bloggers and how better to share that than to talk about issues you care about?

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  5. Write what you want! And consider yourself lucky that you don't have to "re-brand" in order to do it- like I am kind of in the middle of. Lol

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  6. Hi Vicky - just discovered your blog and love it. You have a great writing style and fab fashion sense - thank you!

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