I just wanted to let you all know that I am now self hosted! I’m still using WordPress and still have my Fruit Shake theme, but I am able to do what I want on my blog now and have a lot more widgets and accept adverts etc. I wanted to tell you all not to worry though. I am definitely not selling out at all.
From day one my blog has been about everything that I love and like and would wear myself; the brands I like, the styles I like, the stores I like and what I get up to as well as my outfit posts. So any adverts/sponsors that I have will always fit in with this. I wont be advertising anything I don’t like and I wont be advertising anything I wouldn’t buy or wear myself. I hope that makes you feel a little better about it!
Currently I have a Shopbop.com widget on my side bar which I love! Shopbop.com (as you know) is one of my favourite online stores as I always buy there and post about things from there, so now you can have easy access to Shopbop.com items from my blog! I also set the default category to bags, so that makes it easier! I have a long slim ad in my footer at the bottom of the blog, that is on rotation between the different stores I chose (again they are ones that I shop at myself) and I also have the same just under the Shopbop.com widget. So there are not a tonne of changes as you can see, only a few! However the bigger part of why I did this is because I can make things more personal now and do things on my blog that being hosted by WordPress.com didn’t allow you to do until you transferred to WordPress.org.
Also, if you are a clothing/fashion/accessories company and you are interested in advertising on my blog or being a sponsor etc, then please do contact me! You can contact me in the little email button next to my social media buttons in the sidebar, or you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and hopefully we can come up with something that suits my readers as much as it does me! Thanks everyone for the patience during the transfer as well! How are you all?