How I rebranded my blog to better reflect my life and marry my passion as a Realtor and a home and decor blogger.
Surprise! Welcome to Everyday Edits (previously Not a Trophy Wife). I know, right. A huge change with user errors, technical glitches and late nights. And, a to-do list that will take the better part of a month. Please stick with me! But, if you skip the why behind my blog rebrand, will you leave a comment on what you think of the new name or follow me on Instagram?
I will share the details and the team behind the rebrand later (once I organize all my passwords. But, let me explain the why behind my blog rebrand.
The Why Behind My Blog Rebrand
It began with a telephone conversation with my sister in a parking lot at our tennis club. A friend asked me to sub for her for a daytime tennis match. It was a last-minute ask and I pulled up with paint primer on my elbow and ceiling paint on my baseball cap. And the backseat of my car had McDonald’s french fries squished between the car seats and buckles.
I was a lot of things, but I was not a trophy wife.
With three small kids and a new Realtor’s license (to help fund my husband’s start-up), I finished my phone call with my sister with,
“Some days, I just want to be a trophy wife.”
But the truth was my blog was a side-gig to my life as a Realtor where the adrenaline of contracts, dates, and deadlines, fueled by coffee, created a bit of noise in my head.
I called it passion. Except, except that, I was increasingly uncomfortable with the blog name. I suspected the blog name, Not a Trophy Wife, was judgy with undertones.
But, I was not ready for a blog rebrand. So I danced around my thoughts and persevered thru my DSLR camera. I continued to work on my writing skills with the help of this great article from an unlikely author.
THE TIME FOR A BLOG REBRAND
When I ramped up my real estate business, I knew I had an opportunity to marry the two: the creative side of the blog with the decor and staging ideas I share with buyers and sellers.
I shared my story and how I blended my Realtor life and my blog Everyday Edits when I was featured in this Denver magazine.
It took me three years from those initial feelings of a blog rebrand to the actual decision to initiate the rebrand.
A trip to Haven placed me in a small blogging group with this lady as the leader.
But, this lady had just rebranded her blog. I followed up with her after the conference about my dilemma. Leslie was a great sounding board.
And, that is the why behind my blog rebrand. I was not the same person when I started my blog. I evolved as my thoughts and stages of my life evolved. It was time to edit me and my blog. Thank you for sticking with me! If you are new, welcome! I would love social media follows below. laura