A New Era of Thoughtful Tash

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The blogging world is such a fabulous place. Every time I log into my blog, there is always a new lovely comment on my recent blog post, or one of my blogging gals posting a FAB new post. It’s a place brimming with positivity and inspiration, and I’m SO pleased to be a part of it for almost two years now.

However, the ‘blogosphere’ is a place home to SO MANY amazing bloggers, so it’s incredibly easy to compare yourself and your blog to them. I CONSTANTLY compare my blog to others online…and sometimes it does make you feel a bit CRAP. I want nothing but success for every blogger out there, but I’m sure we’ve all been there when we are unhappy with our Instagram theme, annoyed at the lack of views on that one blog post you were SO PROUD of and a million other things. So, what I’m saying is that lately, I haven’t been too happy with my blog.

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I haven’t been content with my blog lately. I LOVE every single reader and the interaction is so amazing, nothing makes me happier. But I want to up my game a bit over here. I want to step up the photography, the number of blog posts and my interaction with other bloggers and readers.

That’s why I have now decided to become self-hosted. Being self-hosted is something that I’ve always longed to do, mainly because of the annoying ‘wordpress.com’ at the end of my blog address! But it’s something that is going to drive me to work harder here on my blog. The new stunning theme that I am OBSESSED with may also be working a bit of magic on my motivation…but I am so looking forward to really stepping up my game here on ThoughtfulTash!

Throughout the constant comparisons of myself to other blogs, I’ve realised that this blog is a true representation of ME. I am in no way perfect at all. So I’m not going to worry if my photos all have the same theme or are in different filters, or that I haven’t seen a certain type of blog post like the one I’m about to publish. ThoughtfulTash is ME. I am TASH. So I’m going to be posting about things that I am passionate about or have a huge interest in; from growing your confidence, a makeup collection or my new favourite candle.

So, I hope you’re all looking forward to the future of thoughtfultash- because I’m BUZZING about what’s coming up! Blog posts should now be coming TWICE a week, Wednesdays and Saturdays which I’m so excited about as there’s more for you all to read! I’m also planning on working harder on my photography for both blogging and Instagram as well as reading more of YOUR blogs- so leave your links down below!

Tash x

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  1. August 3, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    Ooo, exciting !! I’m hoping to become self-hosted at some point in the next month too. I’d love to have a post with tips for improving my confidence as I want to go back to school in September as a confident and collected person!
    Lovin the blog 💕
    K xx

    • August 3, 2017 / 7:24 pm

      Ahh I’m so excited! That’s exciting for you too, I can’t wait to see your blog self hosted! Of course I’ll definitely write something along those lines, I’m planning some back to school advice soon so that should be perfect! Thanks so much lovely! xx

  2. August 3, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    Tash I am so happy for you! Your blog looks so pretty and I’m in love with your theme😍! I can’t wait to read your posts twice a week aswell. Congrats on a new era🎉🎉 Can’t wait to see you and your blog grow!💗💗

    • August 3, 2017 / 7:30 pm

      Thank you so much Najida! I’m so glad you like the theme, I haven’t seen something like this around so I’m so pleased with it! Thanks for all the support as always girly!💗

  3. Caitlin
    August 3, 2017 / 7:32 pm

    I may sound extremely stupid but to become self-hosted do you have to pay as would love to start a blog but not quite sure how to do it/where to start. Themes, the name even how to set up a page Xox

    • August 3, 2017 / 7:34 pm

      You don’t sound silly at all! I had a million questions about going self hosted before I decided to! If you want to set up a blog, I highly recommend creating one with wordpress! It’s free and you can make your own blog, have an amazing theme and write a blog. I did that for two years before deciding to move and be self hosted. Self hosted just has some extra benefits, and yes it does cost money to be self hosted, but a wordpress blog is completely free. Hope this helps! x

  4. August 3, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    I’m so happy that you have done this! And your blog is amazing and always has been! Good luck with the future! I can’t wait for more posts! Xxx

    • August 3, 2017 / 7:37 pm

      Thanks so much girly! It means so much, expect lots of blog posts to come!! xxx

  5. August 3, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    Congrats lovely! It all looks amazing and I hope your blog goes far in the future, you deserve it! Lovely post x

    • August 3, 2017 / 8:40 pm

      Thank you so much lovely! After seeing how gorgeous your blog was, I knew one day I’d have to get a beaut theme too haha! x

  6. August 3, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    I am so proud of you Tash! You’re definitely up there in my top 3 bloggers, you’re incredibly and have no need not to be happy with what you’re doing because honestly, i aspire to be like your blog. You deserve this every bit!

    • August 3, 2017 / 9:31 pm

      Thank you SO much lovely, this honestly means so much to me! Thanks for the support and I hope you like all the posts coming up! x

    • August 4, 2017 / 6:12 am

      Thanks girly! I know, I love it so much! I feel like I can just do anything with it and I’m so excited for that! xoxo

    • August 4, 2017 / 4:41 pm

      It’s a very big step, but I’m so excited about it! Thank you so much! x

  7. August 4, 2017 / 9:00 am

    So excited for you, congratulations! Your new blogs seems amazing already. Can’t wait to read your future posts!<3

  8. August 4, 2017 / 10:02 am

    This is so exciting!! Please do a post on how you went self hosted! X

    • August 4, 2017 / 4:40 pm

      I’m super excited! Of course, I’ll be sure to do a post all about my experience with it! X

  9. August 4, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    Great post! Your blog looks amazing!! I hope to catch up on some of your recent posts that I have missed. ☺

    • August 5, 2017 / 7:42 am

      Thank you so much Kate! I hope you like my recent blog posts. I’m now posting twice a week, so there’s lots more to come haha! x

  10. August 5, 2017 / 10:38 am

    Hello Tash 🙂 I am new here and just wanted to say congrats on getting self-hosted and how stunning your blog is! I got self-hosted in January and do not regret it. Although, I have a little question: How did you get this theme and how did you set it up? I saw it’s by pidpig (who does amazing stuff!) but I just wanted to know if she sets it up or if you have to do it and if so, is it hard to do? Hope this makes sense haha… Anyway, I will subscribe to your blog and I am super excited to read your posts!

    Roxanne XX

    • August 5, 2017 / 11:21 am

      Hi Roxanna! Thank you so much for reading my blog! Pipdig do some amazing themes, and they are so easy to manage! All you do is purchase the theme, then you just download and then add it onto your blog! If you aren’t very computer savvy, that’s totally fine cause I’m not the best! You can request them to set the theme up for you and within 2 days they will do it! I hope this all helps, if you have anymore questions, feel free to email me or contact me over social media which you can find on my ‘contact’ page! Thanks again for reading and subscribing! xx

      • August 5, 2017 / 12:11 pm

        Thank you, this helps a lot! Have a good day lovely and you’re welcome❤️☺️

  11. August 5, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    Woohoo, this is so exciting Tash! I know you’re going to smash this and good luck in the future! Xx

    • August 6, 2017 / 7:15 am

      Thank you so much lovely for your continuous support, it means so much! xx

  12. August 5, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    Looking forward to see what you do with your blog! I love the feeling of going self hosted – there’s just so many things you can do! Also like you said that “.wordpress.com” bit when I wasn’t self hosted annoyed me so much haha! x

    • August 6, 2017 / 7:12 am

      Thank you so much! I totally agree, I feel less restrictive and really feel as though my blog is MINE now! Thanks for reading lovely! x

  13. August 6, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    Wow this is so cool. I love your blog so much and the new style looks cool too. Just a quick question and, sorry if I seem dumb by asking but, how did you become ‘self-hosted’? I have always wanted to know how… xx

    • August 7, 2017 / 6:40 pm

      Thank you so much lovely! And it’s not a silly question at all- I had the same question myself before going self hosted! I used the site called siteground and they made my own website for me. I’m planning on doing a whole blog post about it soon, so hopefully that should help! xx

  14. August 7, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    Congratulations Tash! Your new blog looks gorgeous, I’m so proud of you gal! I can’t wait to see where your blog goes in the future, I know it will be amazing! xx 🙂

    • August 7, 2017 / 8:06 pm

      Thank you so much girly! Not as gorgeous as yours! Thank you for all the support as always xx

  15. Shania
    August 15, 2017 / 2:22 am

    Omg I clicked on my bookmark of your blog today and it said it was deleted so I was devastated. But I checked your instagram and found the new link – luckily! Love your content and this new layout! xx

    • August 16, 2017 / 5:42 pm

      Omg can you imagine! Thanks for bookmarking my blog lovely, I had to delete my other site as obviously, I’ve moved to this one! Thank you so much for the support, I’m so glad you like my new blog! x

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