What’s Next For Anthologie?


+ November 5, 2016

There’s no stopping it: the end of the year is nigh! We’re officially into November and it’s all about to crash down on us until we get run straight into 2017. And I’m really looking forward to it! November is looking as if it will come full of new challenges, while December will mainly be spent at home in Canada. Bring it on, rest of 2016!

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With this feeling of non-stop hurtling directly into the future, I’d like to talk a bit about what’s coming up on Anthologie and what you can expect in the next few months. It’s been a bit rocky. Of course, up until the end of May, the site was called something completely different, before a change in my life prompted a change in this blog. Again, in September, I threw a bit of a temper tantrum and exclaimed that I wasn’t a blogger and Anthologie wasn’t a blog and… well, it was all a bit cringe. So here I am on a bit of a path that seems to strike a balance between the two.

Content is coming… slowly and steadily

I’ve been putting myself out there a bit more and getting some nice opportunities to work with different brands. Plus I’ve been living life in general (obviously). So there is content available (lots of it ā€“ you should see my drafts folder) and it will be coming, it just might be a bit slow as I’m working on…

A redesign!

You might know that I am a web designer and developer, so I design and code all of my websites myself. I’ve started a redesign of Anthologie which I am really loving so far. But I’m trying to treat it like a “proper” project, and this means not rushing anything. I’m designing each page individually, in desktop and mobile versions. Then I will be coding it until it is perfect. No cutting corners! I have a development schedule, and if all goes well this will be launching just in time for the new year. So stay tuned.

Social media goodness

Social media is a place where I’m always trying to learn, especially when it comes to promoting this blog. How much is too much? What’s too little? How do I balance promotional tweets with my daily life tweets? Nothing makes me cringe more on Twitter than when I look at my feed and it’s all scheduled promos ā€“ but sometimes life happens and I don’t get a chance to tweet. I had a lot of questions so I popped an email to my pal Tara who offers a range of social media services for bloggers. I got her to do an audit on my social media and general blog and came away with some great tips. Some I’ve started to apply and some will wait for the new year and the relaunch. In general, I really recommend her if you feel like you need a new perspective. As a designer, I know it can be hard to see your own work for what it is, you often need to take a step back and have someone else take a look to help you see the bigger picture. That’s what Tara helped me to do, and I’m really excited and motivated to get Anthologie back up to the standard where I expect my work to be.

Anyone else have an end of year project, or are you all waiting to set resolutions in January?

Thanks for reading! Let me know what you think in the comments below.

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  • It sounds like some exciting stuff is coming up on Anthologie then! I’m excited for the relaunch/redesign. I wish I had the skills to do something with mine! I relied on a friend to get mine set up nice in the first place, and I hate to ask her to redesign it for me. One day! A social media audit sounds interesting, too! I bet that gives a lot of useful insight. Me, I’m waiting for the New Year to set projects for myself and my blog into motion. x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x