It's kinda hard to believe one year ago I made the leap to rebrand my blog. I say rebrand as if my website is an actual thing that's taken seriously, but nevertheless it's been a year since that little change and I can say it was possibly the best change I made around here. Before 'The Interior DIYer' my blog was called 'Hydrangea Girl'. I know it was the right decision to change it because that last sentence makes me cringe to no end [if you're particularly bored you can read why I changed the name here].
In the year since changing the name of my blog I've been offered some amazing opportunities. I'm not saying it's down to the name change, but within the past year I became Woodie's DIY guest blogger, was asked to jump on board as Image Interiors & Living's DIY Expert, conducted interviews at the spring and autumn Colourtrend Interior Design Forum and wrote for a number of bloggers and brands; with Harvey Norman's blog being one of the more recent. It's mad! It could be coincidence and I'm not saying such brands wouldn't have worked with me beforehand, but I mean come awn. I think having the name 'The Interior DIYer' helped a little. It's what it says on the tin.
Hydrangea Girl will always be how I started and I'm not turning my back on the name I picked quickly one morning when I first started this blog. Robert recently wrote on a card to me "you'll always be my Hydrangea Girl" [insert ugly crying here]. I don't think I could forget it if I wanted!
So if you're thinking of changing the name of your brand or your site, my advice? ...