What’s Next For Molly’s Book Nook

Hello lovely friends!

Back on December 19th, 2017 I went on an official hiatus from the blog. Although, the official hiatus was after months of mini breaks, sporadic posting, and a general loss of motivation to blog. Well, now it’s been a month of me completely ignoring everything that had to do with Molly’s Book Nook and I think I’m ready to come back! 

First of all, you may have noticed a bit of a blog design change. I’ve updated my header, my featured images, some in-post content, and colors. I know a lot of you loved my previous theme, especially my header, but I was beginning to hate it. I felt like it wasn’t professional and while I am not doing this as a professional, it just didn’t fit my style anymore. I wanted something that was clean, something classy, so that’s what I did and I absolutely love it. It actually fits with my Instagram theme more. 

Which brings me to the next point: I’m going to start connecting my Instagram and my blog more often. I rarely share my blog on IG nor do I share my IG on my blog. Yet, 50% of my online time is spent on my bookstagram account. That just doesn’t make sense. So, expect some more Instagram posts, photography posts, and just a general promotion of both accounts on each.

I’m not going to address each change individually, it would only bore you, but here are some things to expect in the future:

  • I’m going to be taking my own blog photos from now on.
  • I won’t be using a schedule. I’m just going to post when inspiration for a topic hits.
  • I will be featuring lots of bookish shops since that is the other 50% of my online life now. I think there are so many that don’t get the attention in the blogosphere that they deserve, so I want to bring them to you!
  • More Instagram tips & tricks
  • Less blog help posts, unless specifically requested (so use that contact form to ask questions!)
  • Lifestyle posts sprinkled in – like makeup, non-bookish favorites, cooking, etc.  I decided not to change my name to accommodate these posts since most of my blog will still be bookish, but I don’t want to restrict myself from talking about those things!

Well, that’s it! Not an overly exciting post since it’s just me trying to say hello after a long month of being away! I hope you all had a lovely holiday season and I can’t wait to get back into the swing of things!

Tell me, what do you think of the new theme? Has a hiatus ever helped you find inspiration/motivation?

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18 thoughts on “What’s Next For Molly’s Book Nook

  1. I love the new header Molly! It’s sleek, pretty, and stylish! I totally understand where you’re coming from. I feel like most of last year was a massive blogging slump for me and have realised I need to rearrange the way I think about it, and how I post. Definitely don’t feel pressured to write content if you’re not feeling it!

    I’m excited to read all of the new content!

  2. Love your new header! Great look. I had my blog redesigned within the last 2 years and I’m already ready for a change myself so I can totally relate. Welcome back!

  3. Love the new header! Very pretty! I’m glad to hear you’re coming back, and I enjoy reading non-book-related posts, too, so I’m looking forward to that!

  4. I think it’s totally great you’re back and you’re switching things up on your blog to work for you. The new header image looks very cool, sometimes change is good. I think the new header reflects where you want to go with your blog focusing more on your own images and that instagram and your blog will connect more. Not having a schedule can be very freeing as it’s about what you want instead. I kind of try to plan in advance what kind of posts I want for the week but only because I am restricting writing blog posts to the weekend as that is when I have the time to.

    Can’t wait to see where you’ll go next with this.

    1. Thank you so much! I am *trying* to plan ahead but I usually fail. So I’m just winging it for now haha I think I need to do something like you, set aside a specific day for it 🙂

  5. Oh that’s so exciting, I’m happy to hear you’re back, Molly! Your new header looks fantastic, I love it. I can’t wait to read all of your new content 🙂

  6. AH I AM SO SORRY I AM LATE TO THIS POST!

    But I’m so happy to see you back, Molly; I really missed your blog! ❤️ The new design looks really nice, and I can’t wait to see more of your photography! I’m so glad you’ve finally figured out what you want to with your blog, because I’ve finally settled on mine as well, and it feels good to be back! 😄

    1. Awww thank you Mikaela! I’ve missed blogging too! I won’t be posting AS much to allow me to actually blog hop and not feel the rush of things. But I’m hoping 1-2 times a week should be perfect for me.

      I’m glad you’ve settled on something for yours as well! I noticed that you had changed a few things when I was on it the other day. Love it