You might be a little surprised to see me back over on Don'tBurstMyBubble because two months ago I moved to my own domain. I wanted my blog to seem more professional and I thought that would make me a better blogger. But as we can all see, I'm back. So what went wrong ? I bought a website from Wix.com , I knew their were bad reviews but I was won over by their glossy campaigns and adverts. Two months after purchasing the website my account crashed and I cannot even access my page to edit or write posts. I was unable to see statistics and when the website was working ( a rare occurrence ) it was slow. I felt stupid for falling for their advertising and discouraged from blogging. When I tried to contact Wix on their helpline , I was put through to a helpline in America ( I live in the UK ) which I'm sure cost me the earth and then they failed to help me and insisted it was my computer that needed sorting when everything else on my laptop was running fine.
So ... I did what any girl in distress does , I called my mum crying and she said something smart like mums do and said " It's people that matter not things Marianne " and of course, the way mothers always are, she was right. People will not read a blog for a ".co.uk" at the end of the address they will read it for your content and the way our personality shines through. They will read for your dedication and the regular posting schedule. People will read because you have something new and exciting to tell them in a way only you can tell. That is what makes a good blogger.
I would like to be a good blogger. So I'm back. And yes, one day I might switch to wordpress and pay for a domain on a more reliable platform but for now, I want to find me and my style.
My name is Marianne and I'm a lot of things. I'm learning more and more everyday and I'm growing with my blog and I'd like my blog to reflect that. I'm a college student, I've recently turned vegetarian and am looking into turning vegan in the future ( Let me know if you'd like to read more on that ) . I am a hopeful. I have a beautiful girlfriend ( Yes, I am gay ) and I am trying to become happier and healthier . I am also a blogger and I'd like to share all these things with you .
So I hope you'll stick around for the ride :) There will be new posts on Tuesdays and Saturday Mornings and I would love to hear in the comments what sort of posts you would like to see ! Veganism ? Positivity ? Compassion ? Healthy Living ? Exercise ? Mental Well-being ? Blogging Tips ? Let me know !
Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :)
Lots of love, Marianne xxx