Two years ago I resurrected my blog over on www.kristinlongacre.com. I had been thinking about it for awhile and I missed sitting down with my laptop and just writing down my thoughts. There was no plan, there was no goal. I just wanted to write again. So I did.
Fast forward two years…I still blog (mostly) two to three times a week. I love it. In so many ways, I didn’t realize how much I truly had missed it in the two year break I took. Lately though, something has been bugging me. My domain, www.kristinlongacre.com has always been home to “me” or my portfolio. Launching my blog there, I never intended to keep it there long term.
After lots of thought, I decided to make some changes.
Find Your Niche
Jump on any blogging group on Facebook or really any post on growing your blog and the number one topic of conversation is finding your niche. In the past, I always decided that my niche was me. My blog was my place to think out loud, share my thoughts, etc. Why did I need to focus on one topic?
For the last few months I’ve been thinking more and more about my niche. My niche isn’t me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m my favorite topic (completely joking). I love writing about fitness, raising my boys and sharing a few of my favorite things. Suddenly my niche made sense. I’m a healthy lifestyle mommy blogger. Okay, in my head it didn’t sound that complicated, but you get the idea.
I decided that I didn’t like blogging on www.kristinlongacre.com anymore. It wasn’t all about me, it was all about the friends I wanted to share my thoughts with.
Welcome to Leggings and Lattes
One day while writing a post called Having Coffee With a Few of My Favorite Bloggers, it finally hit me. I consider my blog a few minutes of the day to have a cup of coffee with my friends. We can enjoy coffee together (latte for me) in the comfort of our yoga pants (leggings, please) and catch up on all aspects of life.
Blogging takes place early in the morning, late at night or on my lunch hour in a coffee shop. Reading my friends blogs takes place whenever I have free time. That’s the best part about blogging, we don’t have to have the same schedule. Comments get read after the boys are in bed, blogs go live while the rest of the house is sleeping and my friends can catch up when it’s convenient for them.
Care to join me? Please feel free to join the email list (on the right hand side), follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe on Bloglovin to our feed.
What is Changing?
For starters, not much. Leggings and Lattes has a slightly different look with a much more functional backend template. The speed should be faster and the overall side should be slightly easier to navigate.
If you look really closely you might see some posts that didn’t exist before. Two other blogs have been merged in during the last few months. Instead of keeping separate blogs for running and knitting, I merged them all together. They weren’t updated very often so it didn’t make sense to keep them separate anymore.
The categories got a small overhaul and are slightly less complicated. All of my old posts are hanging around so overall things will stay close to the same.
So, will you join me for a cup of coffee today?
Awesome, I love the name! So me, haha Following on Bloglovin’. Have a great weekend. 🙂
Thank you for following!
Change is exciting!!! 🙂
I will totallyyyy join you for a cup off coffee. Though it’d be my third cup today 😉
Hey, there’s nothing wrong with three cups of coffee!
It is always amazing when everything starts to fall into place. Sometimes this takes months but when it does the path is clear as a bell. Happy you have found the path to go and are achieving it.
It truly is amazing when it all starts to come together. It took me awhile to figure it all out but I’m so glad to be headed in the right direction!
Your changes sound great and it seems like you now feel very comfortable with your niche – which is a great thing!
Yes! I finally feel comfortable where I’m at with blogging! Thanks for stopping by!
In the past year, I have really decided to focus on my BRAND more than my “niche”. Technically, I am a Christian lifestyle blogger. But when I focus on my mission statement, my purpose in blogging, and growing my brand, I have found more freedom, more enjoyment, and a little bit more growth!
Good for you for deciding to rebrand towards what you really wanted this blog to be!
That makes a lot of sense! Branding is huge and I can see how it is a much better focus. I love the idea of focusing on that.
I gladly join you, although I am drinking Coke Zero rather than coffee! I also joined you at FB!
Glad you joined me on Facebook. No judgement here… I love coke zero!
Congrats on the new blog! I look forward to seeing what you do with it!
Super cute name! Wow, so amazing that you’re able to blog this much, I can barely get one every two weeks out!
Thank you! I understand, I struggle some weeks to even get one post out! I am trying to be more organized now though!
Congratulation for the change! I really hope that things will work out for you in the future
Cool! Congrats on relaunching.
Congrats on the changes. The name is awesome. Will be following to see it grow.
LOVE the name! And I love a cup of coffee while catching up on my favorite blogs. 🙂
Thank you! There really is no better way to curl up with your favorite blog other than with a cup of coffee!
Nice name, haha. I drank a coffee when opened this page. Wish you success with a blog.
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