Hi everyone! Many of you visiting today will know who I am outside of this lovely site but for those of you just dropping by let me tell you a little bit about myself.
Firstly, I love yoga as I’m sure you’ve already noticed. This year I started doing yoga challenges on Instagram and this jump started my interest in sharing my love of yoga, fitness, and general wellness with others.
Secondly, I am 25 years old and am a nurse on an adult medical floor in Portland, Oregon.
Thirdly, I love to explore and have adventures. Mainly I love hiking and being anywhere in the general vicinity of an ocean. My heart is happiest watching and listening to waves crashing against the shore. I could spend hours just being at the ocean shoreline, marveling in the beauty of this Earth.
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So I figure this blog post is going to be a series because I can already tell that this whole starting a website thing is so much harder than I want it to be. Really I think the hardest part for me is the aesthetic. I have an idea of how I want my website to look as well as ideas from all the fancy templates that WordPress has but really, it’s a matter of putting everything (all my content and photos) together in a cohesive and aesthetically pleasing way, that’s going to be the trouble.
I will give an update periodically of how I feel like I’m doing with putting everything together. For now, I want to talk about branding yourself (exciting, I know!).
My advice (for myself and others) is to just dive head first. I thought about my brand for months and months. I couldn’t decide on anything and I felt like nothing was “good enough”. One night at about 3am, the name of my website just stuck out to me as bright as the moon light coming through my window.
Ultimately, when you find the right name for yourself, take about a week and just repeat it to yourself and practice introducing yourself with your brand name. If after a week, you still like the name, then go for it!
Secondly, have a REASON for your brand because in all honesty the “aesthetic” doesn’t really matter. Even though this is how I want to share my thoughts, really the look of it doesn’t matter…the CONTENT matters. Think about these questions: Are you proud of the content you share? Are you passionate about what you’re sharing? What is your brand/content/website/IG’s purpose? What does it mean to you?
I know that if I just met you and you felt passionately about your brand then hell yah, I’d be interested in knowing more about it.
Just a thing or two to think about.
With love, B.