Out with the New, In with the Old

So, I sort of snapped.

Over the past few months I’ve been feeling more and more unsettled about this blog. It was painful to admit that I just fell out of love with it. It became less of my blog and more of a website. A resource for newbie gyaru. With every post my blog was becoming less personal and I just… Lost myself, I guess.

If you’ve been around for a few years you would’ve known that back in the day I treated this blog as a sort of online diary. I would share the recent things I bought, of my days out in London meeting other people in the gyaru community, and any pictures from tumblr that I found particularly inspiring. There wasn’t really anything SEO-worthy and the blog posts weren’t very long, just things that were on my mind at the time that I wanted to get down on (digital) paper.

And, gosh, I missed that. I missed that so much.

But I was quite alone in the blogging world and I didn’t really know how much I missed that until more and more blogs began popping up in the gyaru community, and when I started reading old blog posts again. Everyone just sounded so carefree and it was such a breath of fresh air. And every time I read one of their posts, I began to hate my blog even more until it got to the point where I couldn’t even look at it.

This brought me to nearly abandoning this blog. To keep it still running, of course, but to start a very basic blog on the side where I am free to write whatever I want. But then I got frustrated. I mean: why couldn’t I do that on this blog? Why do I have to create something new?

And so I decided to change absolutely everything. I stripped back my blog template, switched up on the way I introduced myself. The words “I’m here to help you on your gyaru journey” sounded a bit… I don’t know, it didn’t feel right. Once upon a time that was true, I did want to help and I still do, but I started to feel the heavy pressure of having to consistently provide helpful content all of the time. Makeup tutorials, hair tutorials, styling posts… It all got a little bit too much for me.

In the end, all I wanted to do was to write and share my gyaru life! To be carefree again! To not constantly compare myself to the big-shot bloggers out there who were turning their blogs into a full time job and were always posting out incredibly helpful content. This blog is just my hobby, something I should find joy in. I shouldn’t have to feel like I had to post content, but to want to post content.

Gosh I rambled quite a lot didn’t I?

TL;DR – Baaaaaaaasically this blog looks very different now, and my blog posts will be very different, too. It’ll take a while to break out of the “oh my gosh I need to create professional pinterest-worthy content” mindset but I will try my best!

Wish me luck ♡

Lizzie xx

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  • ANDY
    December 14, 2020

    This is so important and I’m very happy for you, you deserve it!!! I will be watching w (more like reading haha)

    • hellolizziebee
      December 14, 2020

      Awh Andy, thank you so so much for your support! 💖💖💖 xxx

  • susie
    December 15, 2020

    woo! good luck Lizzie, while your resource content is great i’m truly here for you and your personality so I’m looking forward to getting more of that ✨💎💖

    • hellolizziebee
      December 15, 2020

      Thank you so so much Susie! That really means a lot to me 💖

  • Nora
    December 15, 2020

    I’m real happy you’re starting to blog for yourself again!! As great as your helpful posts are, what matters is that you’re having fun posting. After all, the point is to enjoy it, is it not?(*^ワ^*)ノ♡ The new layout is adorbs, too. All the best! xx

    • hellolizziebee
      December 15, 2020

      Awh thank you so much cutie pie! And yes exactly. I will still do helpful advice posts but I want to do it without having to feel the pressure to 💖

  • sadie
    December 15, 2020

    Yay, I’m so happy for you! I kind of hate the direction blogging has gone in the past few years tbh, I’ve felt the pressure myself to turn my blog into something I don’t want to and I started over from scratch earlier this year because I got so fed up with it. The reason I fell in love with blogging in the first place is because I love reading personal bits of people sharing their lives and it’s difficult to remember that sometimes, so I completely understand where you’re coming from as I’ve been there myself!
    I love your new layout!! It makes me feel nostalgic ♥

  • Lynn
    December 15, 2020

    Omg Lizzie…I feel exactly the same. When I opened my hime blog, I wanted to make more people appreciate the style but slowly felt like I am forced to only wear hime and always post tutorials and stuff like that. Made me snap too. I created a new blog as well but it doesn’t have any posts yet. I also freakin hate my header🤣🤣 xoxo Lynn

    • hellolizziebee
      December 15, 2020

      Gosh it’s horrible isn’t it? At least you can start afresh and do what you want to do! Can’t wait to see your future posts 💖

  • Sparklewolfie
    December 26, 2020

    oh I feel the SAME WAY!!! Almost scared to post on my own blog

    And I’m so happy to see you starting to post more personal stuff and casual daily things!! Really feels more approachable (that might just be me haha)