Saturday, 5 August 2017

What to expect

I think the turning point happened when I went back to scrapbooking. I hadn't had a scrapbook since my freshman year of university, so the first thing I did when I found myself completely free was to buy a new one and a few colored markers. I'm not going to lie, most pages look terrible; but making them look good, as opposed to when I had to scrapbook for school, was never a goal of mine. I just needed a place to write and doodle, and eventually that same journal helped me figure out what I would do with La Veine.

To be completely honest, when I wrote that goodbye post, coming back didn't look like an option to me. I was done with blogging, and I had all the fashion-blogging-experience lessons I needed in my pocket. That was it. But I still wanted to write somewhere, so I explored my options: should I create a more professional website? Should I write for other platforms? Should I just give up on the internet and write for myself and my ugly scrapbook?

I thought about my old blog and all the things I didn't enjoy throughout my very short blogging career - feeling like a living advertisement, the pressure of writing interesting/helpful content for people who love fashion, having to take pictures even when I didn't feel like it and all those SEO related pinterest posts -, and that was when a very obvious conclusion hit me: if I am completely free to do things my way on my own blog, why shouldn't I? Having a "proper" fashion blog was cool for a while, but maybe I should just make something that's really mine.

And that's why La Veine (Chronicles) has a different concept: I'm here to write for myself, but others are free to join. This blog is now my digital scrapbook, and I want it to be a diary and a place for my frustrated, passionate opinions and thoughts which at times could resonate with some people. There is no theme, no main topic and no particular structure: it's just going to be me, rambling about different things. We'll have to see how it goes.

LEAVE A COMMENT

  1. Very cool! Good luck, darling!

    xoxox,
    CC

    ReplyDelete
  2. Por acaso é mesmo eheh :)

    Não sabia que tinhas mudado de blog :o

    NEW TIPS POST | GADGETS that will change our Beauty Routine.
    InstagramFacebook Official PageMiguel Gouveia / Blog Pieces Of Me :D

    ReplyDelete
  3. Estou entusiasmada com esta tua nova etapa e com muita vontade de ler o que aí vem :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Gosto muito deste novo conceito. Sendo totalmente honesta, não sou apaixonada por moda, por isso lia o teu último blog mais pela blogger do que pelo interesse no tema propriamente dito e acho que foi a tua personalidade que sempre tornou os teus posts interessantes, por isso tem tudo para correr bem :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Yes yes yes! I was gutted when you ended your blog, but I completely understand why you did it. Hopefully now you can express yourself in the way that you wanted to to begin with, and so long as you're happy with your content, so will we be :) I'm excited to see what is to come!

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love this - can't wait to see what is to come! :)

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  7. you are the bomb, Marta! Eu senti tudo isso enquanto blogger, daí que me tenha dedicado a um blog mais pessoal, mais de mim para mim. E sinto-me mais feliz ao fazê-lo, acho até que tem melhorado a minha escrita. Era como se eu tivesse todas as ideias dentro de mim e as sentisse desadequadas à plataforma onde escrevia e àquilo a que o "público" esperava do meu blog. Olha a verdade é que eu delicio-me com todo o conteúdo que tu crias, a verdade é que isso aconteceu em todas as plataformas e formatos em que te acompanhei. Aqui será igual, não tenho dúvidas.
    Um beijo

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love what you said and that's your blog so you can do whatever you want for it! Can't wait to see more about!

    http://violettedaily.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Boa sorte para o novo começo!

    Beijinho e resto de boa semana :)
    https://diamonds-inthe-sky.blogspot.pt

    ReplyDelete
  10. O arraso é certo, pelo menos! Welcome back, Marta. Tão bom ter-te por aqui.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Great to have you back!!!The most important thing is that you feel free to express yourself so I'm happy that you decided to start again here :)
    Can't wait to read your future posts!!

    Andrea.

    Seize your Style

    ReplyDelete
  12. Gran tener que volver 😘 el éxito del nuevo-antiguo blog☺
    Saludo y seguidores
    body-and-hair-girl.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. Aproveito para deixar aqui este blog como fonte de inspiração: http://www.kaileemckenzie.co/

    ReplyDelete
  14. Espero ver aqui posts também em português! Bem vinda!
    The Pink Butterfly

    ReplyDelete
  15. Omg I'm so glad you're back ! And I'm really excited about this online scrapbook, I always loved reading your post soo can't wait to read more !


    Catherine
    www.fashionardenter.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. Good to have you back, lovely Marta! I feel your pain when it comes to trying to create something that is original but ends up being like the rest of the content out there. It's difficult to find a balance and not put filters to ourselves... I am looking forward to reading more ramblings and thoughts in La Veine Chronicles, and not knowing what it will be about makes it all the more interesting :D Much love from England

    Saida | She talks Glam

    ReplyDelete
  17. Martinha, eu acompanho-te há anos, vi-te crescer como blogger e adoro sempre qualquer coisa que escolhes fazer. Com este projeto não será diferente. És das pessoas mais motivadas (e motivadoras) que conheço, pois quando tens alguma ideia, trabalhas imenso para a desenvolver e eu aprecio verdadeiramente isso. Consegues elevar a blogosfera a outro nível com as tuas publicações - sejam de que tema forem.

    Espero que encontres nesta aventura a tua "casa". (:

    ReplyDelete
  18. Ainda não sabia que tinhas um novo blog, boa sorte para o teu novo cantinho.
    Ficarei há espera dos teus posts
    https://retromaggie.blogspot.pt/

    ReplyDelete
  19. cool post!

    http://cheremimi.blogspot.com.es/

    ReplyDelete
  20. Senti a tua ausência mas na realidade não sabia o que se havia passado! Shame on me!
    Entendo o que falas acerca da pressão mas sempre entendi o teu blogue como algo muito teu e pessoal. Muito free style e moderno na minha opinião. Diferente de muitos e libertador. Admiro o teu trabalho e fico contente que não te vás. ;) beijoca
    Coco and Jeans By Marisa

    ReplyDelete
  21. I think this new path sounds fantastic. Sometimes a change of pace is just what you need.

    amberelb.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. boa sorte para o novo começo :)
    Que seja incrível.
    bj http://diadebrilho.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. Amazing blog post! Love it! Thanks for sharing!
    Stay fab! :=)
    Have a wonderful week!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com
    XO

    ReplyDelete
  24. I do love scrapbooking as well but just like you the last time I did it was in college. Looking forward to see what you will do in this digital scrapbook :)

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

    ReplyDelete
  25. Que bom que está blogando, ansiosa para ver mais posts por aqui ♥
    Charme-se

    ReplyDelete
  26. it's great to have you back!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Such a beautiful inspiration

    ReplyDelete
  28. perfect!
    NEW BLOG! PLEASE FOLLOW ME: YOUNG BLOG

    ReplyDelete
  29. Welcome back! It's great you have decided to write to please yourself!
    Julia x
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com/

    ReplyDelete
  30. Que bom é estares volta ^^ Eu gosto muito mais deste novo conceito! Moda não é a minha praia, eu gosto de ler os teus posts sobre moda mais pela tua paixão do que propriamente pela informação que estás a passar! Acho que és uma pessoa incrível com imensa coisa que merece a pena ser contada e vais ter imenso sucesso ^^

    ReplyDelete