A new year, a fresh start. If you're looking at this blog post thinking, "Who is this?!", don't worry, it's just me, Tenneil, from my formerly known blog, Vintage Machine. I'd been contemplating changing my blog name for a fair few months and in the end, I decided to bite the bullet and just go for it. As I consider myself to be someone creative, my style is constantly evolving and as my creative outlet, it was important to me for my blog to reflect this. It's not that I didn't love Vintage Machine, but I just felt like I'd outgrown the name, I got bored and it didn't feel "me".
I chose 'Like Neon Love' as the name comes from the album name, Bright Like Neon Love, from my all time favourite band, Cut Copy. As I'm sure you're all aware, music is something I treasure dearly in life and I just feel that this new name is more fitting with the direction my blog has taken.
Along with the new name, I have tweaked my layout a bit with new fonts, new images, a new labelling system, a disclaimer, a dot com URL and the most exciting of all, a new header! Yep, things are getting very profresh here. I commissioned my friend, Heather, to create me something and I'm absolutely in love with it. I could not be happier. I felt like every other blogger and I used the same font I had in my previous header and unhappy with the rest of the font choices out there, I thought it would be nice to have something completely unique and original to my blog.
This time last year, I had taken a break from blogging to do some self-reflecting and take time out to myself to figure everything out again. When I came back, 2013 ended up being an incredible year in blogging for me as I developed some really lovely friendships with fellow bloggers who constantly inspire me and my blog has grown the most it ever has. I know it's comparatively small by blogging standards these days, but at the end of the day, it's just a number. Blogging isn't my job and I don't earn money from it - it's just a place for me to have fun, be creative and talk about the things I love in life (mostly beauty products!).
I'm really excited for 2014 - I have a feeling it's going to be a good one. Not just blog-wise, but life in general. I've set myself some pretty big goals to accomplish and they're going to take lot of hard work, but I will try my hardest not to let that get in the way of blogging. Blogging more is something I'd really love to do, but sometimes it's really hard to find the time or the natural daylight just isn't good enough! In all aspects of my life, I will always choose quality over quantity, and I want my blog to remain a space that I am proud of.
If you have my blog linked anywhere, I'd greatly appreciate if you could update your links! To reflect the new blog name, I have also updated the usernames of my social media. Unfortunately, I had to add an 'x' at the end of my Tumblr and Twitter accounts, and my posts lost all its likes on Bloglovin', but nevermind!
I really hope you like the new changes and will continue to enjoy Like Neon Love. I feel like my blog has been totally reenergised and I can't wait to get started with blogging in 2014! It still feels kind of strange to me, but change is good. If there's anything you'd like to see more of or if you have any requests, please let me know!