A Fresh Look, A New Start


photography by Katherine Ashdown

Over six and a half years I began blogging. I set up Pearls & Poodles one night, on a whim, back in 2010 and the rest, they say, is history. Back then I was 23 and my life was quite a contrast to what it is now. My priorities, interests and style were completely different and when I open up my blog now, I don’t feel the aesthetics and content genuinely reflects me and where I am in my life anymore. So it is time for a makeover.

Firstly you will notice that the name, Pearls & Poodles, is no more…I have decided to ditch the alliteration and have kept it simple by calling it my name, Milly Naomi. I know this isn’t a groundbreaking, novel idea but I feel it keeps my blog personal and gives it the ability to grow with me as I transition and develop as a blogger. Next month I am having my website redesigned and rebranded, so there will be a whole new look when you come to visit my page in the future.

So what can you expect from Milly Naomi going forward? I am going to slightly change the direction of my blogging but still promise to deliver you a mixture of content from beauty features, lifestyle, baking and of course, babies! I don’t want to abandon my blogging style nor do I want to create an editorial website as this genuinely is not me. I want to keep it relatable, personal and packed full of snippets from my unfiltered life. I simply want to create a more mature, streamline blog that is inviting for you readers to land on and spend some time reading through my posts. I want to seamlessly categorise all my posts so I can accommodate all my readers, rather than alienate them. I know that not everyone is interested in baby-related posts, and I also know I have attracted a lot of new-mum readers, like myself, (did I mention I had a baby?!) who may not want to hear about my latest skincare routine. I want it to be easy to navigate around and laid out to give a pleasing, aesthetic look with larger photos and clear social media links. I also hope to grow my presence online and put some time into my YouTube channel so do let me know what type of videos you would like to see.

I really hope you all stick around during this transition and enjoy what I have planned for my blog going forward. Please do let me know what you like seeing on my blog or what else you would like to see featured. Here’s to the next step on my blogging journey and hopefully another six years of writing and sharing my life and loves with you all.

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    • 14th October 2016 / 9:22 am

      Thanks Hannah 🙂

  1. 12th October 2016 / 8:53 pm

    yay congrats on the fresh new start hun, im excited to see what else your blog will have on it xo

    • 14th October 2016 / 9:23 am

      Thank you so much!

  2. 13th October 2016 / 12:11 pm

    I think using your name is a great idea – tidies the whole thing up and makes it a lot more personable.

    Looking forward to the redesign! x

    • 14th October 2016 / 9:22 am

      Thank you so much!

  3. 13th October 2016 / 12:25 pm

    Ah, it's end of an era! But I think you're doing the right thing. I would like to change my blog name to something more personal… but I think I'll be stuck with tempsec with the rest of time! I am glad to hear that you won't be changing your way of blogging as I really love how relatable you are. Look forward to reading your posts as Milly Naomi! x

    • 14th October 2016 / 9:24 am

      Thanks so much for your comment lovely and your support. So pleased to hear you'll be sticking around 🙂

  4. 13th October 2016 / 1:08 pm

    Congrats on your 6 years of blogging

    • 14th October 2016 / 9:21 am

      Thank you Kate x

    • 14th October 2016 / 9:21 am

      Thanks so much lovely. X

  5. 14th October 2016 / 9:10 am

    So excited for this next chapter for you! Can't wait for the next step! x

    • 14th October 2016 / 9:20 am

      Thank you Kay x