When I started The Siren’s Tale, I was desperate to reconnect with myself. After ten years of chasing degrees and climbing career ladders, I no longer knew myself. I was the student, the worker, the stressball.
One day while I was toying with ideas for a creative outlet, I came across a new spin on an old favorite word: siren. Instead of a mythical water goddess, a siren was “a lady of splendid promise, dissembled purpose and disappointing performance.” Back in 2011, this couldn’t have described my life more perfectly, and thus, The Siren’s Tale was born.
As I dove further into blogging, I began questioning who I was, what I was meant to be, and where I belonged. For awhile, I wanted to pursue writing. Now don’t get me wrong, I adore writing and cherish it as a creative tool I use daily. But it doesn’t ignite my heart, passion, and soul. Writing makes me happy, but it doesn’t keep me up at night, eager for the next day to start so I can return to it.
During this time, all the answers I was looking for were right under my nose. I foolishly overlooked all the signs that my heart led to farm animals, organic farming, and living off the land. It wasn’t until June of last year that I finally admitted my heart’s need to my family, friends, and most importantly… myself.
I’m still a siren, I’ve just changed. I am a lady of splendid promise, but my purpose is now defined and my performance? Well, that depends on the day. I’m on a steep learning curve for now.
I’ve outgrown this blog identity. The Siren’s Tale doesn’t hint towards what my blog is about: gratitude, living green, mindfulness, and learning lessons through life.
In the next month’s time, I’ll be making several changes on the blog:
* The name of the blog will change (I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am for the new name!)
* The URL of the blog will change
* The blog will no longer be hosted by WordPress; I’ll be self-hosting
* On the new blog, I’ll have Disqus, which will make commenting much easier for all users
Now, this is where all of you come in! Before I make these changes later in the month, I’ll be sending all my followers an email, letting you know the new blog location/URL, and different ways you can follow (email, Bloglovin’, RSS, Feedly, etc.)
Up until these changes are made at the end of the month, The Siren’s Tale will still be doing it’s thang right here, so don’t run away just yet!
I won’t lie, I’m nervous about rebranding and relocating. I’ve met so many amazing bloggers over the past few years, and I don’t want to lose any for making the switch. If you’ve ever rebranded or relocated, I’d love to hear your experiences!
Also, I’m looking for recommendations for affordable blog designers or Etsy shops that offer header designs. I can get a little artsy and add in fonts, but I definitely need to find someone that can design the header’s images.
Have you rebranded your blog?
What advice do you have for rebranding and/or relocating?