Welcome to the blog! After a year of deliberation, I’ve finally created this website – laurengraceharding.com. Some of you may have been familiar with my previous site thewanderingaesthete.com, which I created in late 2018. What started out as an online home for me to share my travel experiences and photos soon expanded into a space for me to branch out and share my love of writing and interest in style & fashion.
To be honest, my old site hasn’t felt like my true digital “home” for quite a while. At least, not how it used to feel in the beginning. One of the reasons was due to the layout of the site and the colour theme. Yet these purely cosmetic factors weren’t the driving factor for my lack of passion with the site. The main reason for my sense of dissonance was the website name – The Wandering Aesthete seemed to be a perfect fit when it was originally created as a travel blog. Now? Not so much… The woman I am today believes it’s imperative for me to have a strong sense of direction & purpose in life. The word “wandering” in my website name no longer felt right to me.
There’s a slight sense of apprehension when creating a website under your own name. I always knew that no other name or pseudonym I might create would truly feel as right as my personal name. Putting your name to a website is slightly daunting. Yet at the same time I feel it encourages the need to create quality content. After all, this is my website and easily identifiable with myself.
Another factor which helped in creating this new digital home is the fact that using my name will easily align with my social media accounts. I’ve been creating videos over on YouTube for just over a year, I regularly use Pinterest and there’s also my Instagram account. So having everything neatly aligned seems to make perfect sense.
What can you expect in the future here on laurengraceharding.com? This site is a new (and hopefully improved!) digital home for me. My intention here is to create a beautiful, helpful and inspiring place where I can share my thoughts on the current state of my wardrobe, my own personal style journey, experiences with various products and topics I feel passionate about.
It’s also a space where I’d love to make a difference – whether by sharing my lifestyle tips, my journey with learning French and some of my travel experiences as well. I’d also love to share my thoughts on different beauty related topics, including hair, skin and makeup. Reviews are some of my preferred types of articles to create, especially if it means I can help someone and provide information which may assist them prior to making a purchase or investment in a product.
If there’s any particular kind of content or topic you would like me to write about or share here on the blog, then please feel free to get in touch, as I’d love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your time here on laurengraceharding.com