Why hello there!
It has been a while since my last post, several months to be exact. But, this is going to not only be my last post of 2020 & but also my last ever Live Laugh Linda post.
Yes, today I am saying goodbye to Live Laugh Linda.
Okay, that was a bit dramatic and the title was a bit of a click-bait, but we are in fact saying goodbye to Live Laugh Linda today… but NOT saying goodbye to me.
Can’t get rid of me that easily! Believe me, Eddie has tried.
A bit of a backstory… I started blogging after graduating college in 2014. At the time, my blog was called “L.A Style, N.Y Smile.” A truly dreadful name that I was always embarrassed to say out loud. Fast forward to the end of 2015, I relaunched as Live Laugh Linda. You can see the full post here, I even made a custom tee to mark the occasion. I was so in love with my new name, I also just moved over from blogger to wordpress, I had a whole new design, it all just felt right.
My blog is obviously a reflection of me and who I am, especially within the last few years, I’ve pivoted more to lifestyle content and I’ve really opened up and gotten personal here. This blog has grown with me throughout the years and I’ve had so many milestones I’ve shared along the way. As I grow, my blog grows with me and Live Laugh Linda no longer reflects who I am or the content I want to share.
I’ve wanted to rebrand since the beginning of this year and as the year progressed I’ve felt more strongly that I needed a change. While there are a lot of factors to my inconsistent posting this year, a big part was that I no longer loved my site or my brand. It just didn’t feel right and so I neglected it.
To be fully transparent, I thought about quitting blogging over the summer/early fall. I felt very overwhelmed with life, my depression and anxiety was at an all time high and in every aspect of my life I felt like a failure and a loser. But, I realized that I really do love blogging. It’s therapeutic for me, it gives me a purpose and it feels like my identity. So I told myself if I was going to continue doing this, I really needed to be serious.
In November, I decided to hunker down and start brainstorming what I want my new brand to be. Eddie was a huge help and we bounced ideas off one another. I had a list of several different names I was interested in, but I kept going back to one and after the stamp of approval from Eddie and from my best friend, I knew it was the right fit.
Which brings me to today and saying goodbye to Live Laugh Linda. For the first time in a long time I feel really excited about this new step. For the first time in my blogging career, this feels like an actual brand to me with a clear direction and I can not wait to share it with you all.
I have actively been working on this since November and have given myself two months to work on it with the goal of launching on January 4th in the new year. This post will be up for about a week before I shut my website down to start working on the final touches.I have wanted to talk about it on Instagram for a while, but I really wanted to put this post up first, so if you are interested in following my process a bit, be sure to follow me on Instagram!
And I just want to say thank you so much for supporting me & Live Laugh Linda throughout the years. It’s bittersweet to say goodbye to this brand, but I genuinely can not wait to introduce you to the new brand in the new year.