New starts, new chapters, new blog.


In just over a month, it will be my little blog's 1st birthday! I literally don't know where this past year has gone, it's been such a whirlwind, and I've genuinely LOVED every minute of running Avenue de Sophie. It's made me so happy, it's given me a place to get creative, improve my photography, babble on about my thoughts on life, and most of all, it's given some of the best friends a girl could ever ask for.
To mark this little milestone, I'll be giving Avenue de Sophie a little makeover, with a new layout, a new direction, and a new name to go along with it. If you've ever wondered where my current blog name came from, it basically came about because I wanted 'Sophie's Avenue', however this was already taken by a lady in France, so, I thought I'd just swap things around and have a British blog with the French translation... makes total sense, right? I really need to start re-thinking my logic sometimes...
ANYWHO, the last few months, the name just hasn't been sitting right with me, don't ask me why, but I don't like saying it out loud, which makes networking events super awkward. I know this is probably going to throw up a few problems, all my social media handles will have to change, and things like my DA will shoot right back down to zero, but, for me, I think a blog name is so important, that I'd rather it be something I love.
I also want to try and focus my blog's direction a bit more, I feel a bit all over the place with the content that I write, so, while there'll still be days where I need to just sit down and post a blog post because it's just something that I need to get out of my head, for the rest of the time, I'm going to try my best to make sure my posts fit within the categories that I've chosen; Creativity, Health, Happiness & Style.


My blogs already changed A LOT since 18th November 2014, and I'm really proud of where I've got to within a year, like, it's actually crazy! I'm not sure whether I'll be able to wait until exactly a year to reveal the new blog to the world, so I'll keep you posted as to the date my new little space will go live!
Either way, I'll also be running a little giveaway, to say thank you to you guys for sticking with me through all my little rambles for the past year, and well, I've never had the chance to run a giveaway before, so it should be fun!
I guess I also thought that now would be a good time to have a little revamp because there's so much else going on in my life at the minute that is changing, whole new chapters are about to start, and it just seems like the perfect time, if any, to do it!
I'm so so excited, and keep your eyes on my Twitter for further updates!
Soph


21 comments

  1. I actually like your blog name but understand that you need to like it in order for you to really love your blog! And also, well done making it to one year :) I'm a new reader but I love your blog, your writing and photography. Your blog posts remind me why I love reading blogs xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

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  2. I really like reading your blog and I look forward to the new one! Good luck with your new blog venture :) xx

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  3. I'm excited to continue reading as you make these changes, having a revamp always makes you feel so much better!

    www.taintedblues.co.uk

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  4. im so happy for you!! a little change is always positive! and i adore this white look of the blog(:

    xx from Brighton
    Cate ღ kate/idoscope | youtube

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  5. This is really exciting - can't wait to see the direction your blogs going to go in!

    Lucy | www.foreverseptemberr.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Ohh loved reading this Sophie! I've just reached 2 years with my blog and had some similar thoughts running through my head. I was feeling a bit lost about my direction but it happens to all of us I'm sure :)

    Ps. I love your outfit pics!

    Hanh / hanhabelle

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  7. I think you have a beautiful blog and completely agree about changing your blog name if it is right for you, you have to feel comfortable with it xx

    BlondeOfCarbs

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  8. My blog will turn one in december and I would also love to give it a little make over. It's nice to refresh things once in a while so I totally understand what you're saying. Curious to see the new layout and name!! :) x

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  9. I'm excited to see where your blog goes next Soph and the exciting new name to go with it, i've enjoyed reading your blog since I came out of the cave and showcased my blog more.

    Emmie || http://www.carpediememmie.co.uk/

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  10. Can't wait to see what changes you make! Love the design already though, not sure how it could get any cuter?!

    Laura @ What's Hot?

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  11. Awwww I love your blog name, but you gotta do what's right for you! Looking forward to seeing all the changes you've got coming!

    Laura xx
    www.aviewfromthebalcony.com

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  12. Awww best of luck with everything! Looking forward to seeing where you blog goes! x

    Martha Jane | http://www.marthajanemusic.com

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  13. Love your blog, looking forward to the new one - even though I like this name! :-) X!
    www.lemontierres.com

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  14. So so so so excited to see this re-vamp! I think it's definitely something you should do if you're not feeling 100% about things! Best of luck girl ❤️

    Robyn xo
    Www.phasesofrobyn.com

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  15. Eek, how exciting!! I cannot WAIT to see your blog's new look. You've done amazingly well and I'm a huge fan of you and your blog (as I'm sure you know ;) hehe) so I cannot wait to continue following your journey. xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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  16. This is so exciting! Best of luck moving to your new blog! I changed my blog name originally as well and I'm so glad I did it :)

    hellomissjordan.com xx

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  17. How exciting! I wish you all the best with it, and cant wait to see what it turns into :) I'll be following along! x

    thesundaychapter.com

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  18. So excited for you, Sophie!! You've accomplished so much within one year and I can't wait to see where your blog heads in the second year :)

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  19. I've been reading your blog from the beginning, so it's exciting to see more it move in a new direction :) congrats on your 1st blogversary! x

    www.sheintheknow.co.uk

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  20. Your blog/instagram/everything makes it seem like you've been doing this for way more than a year - your blog is really inspirational to me and I can't wait to see what's coming next!

    Hazel xx

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  21. Im a new reader and love the blog name but i understand wheb you want something new and fresh. Well done on reaching a year! Xx

    An Impatient Scottish Girl
    www.animpatientscottishgirl.co.uk

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