blog changes

Will Write For Boots Is Now on Facebook!

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I so excited to announce that Will Write For Boots now has a Facebook page. Starting today, I’ll be posting links on the page to everything I post on here. (Since we’re only eleven days into 101 Days of Words of Wisdom, I’ll be posting links to all previous posts in this series.) I can’t wait to connect with those of you who prefer to use Facebook over Twitter as your main social media platform. You can like the blog by clicking on the button on the sidebar or visit the page directly by clicking here. Come check it out!

 

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New Name, Same Love!

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I have been toying with the idea of changing the name of this blog for a while now. While I still love On The List, I’m just not in love with it anymore. After all, the only constant in life is change, and this blog is no different. After deciding to change the look and the posting format, On The List seemed to no longer fit with my vision. A name change seemed like the next logical step. However, my issue is that there wasn’t another name that made me feel the same instant warm and fuzzy feelings I once felt for my original title. I was beginning to think that I would never

Then, I stumbled upon the idea for Will Write For Boots and everything changed.

How did this relationship with this new name begin? A few days ago, I was thinking about that writing guide Will Write for Shoes: How to Write a Chick-Lit Novel by Cathy Yardley, and thought that her book title was an interesting play on words. The more I thought about it, the more I liked the way it sounded, and, the more I liked the way it sounded, the more it felt right.

Well, almost. It just lacked something. I needed a little customization to make it truly fit me. So, I turned to my closet for inspiration. (Where else is there to turn in a time like this?)  I’ve aways been a bit of a boot junkie. The shoe section of my closet holds three pairs of Doc Martens, two pairs of heeled booties, three pairs of Ugg-style boots from Old Navy and a pair of Steve Madden riding boots.

And the it hit me: Will Write For Boots.

Finally, a name that brought back all of those feelings I felt when I first started this blog. A name that fit. A name I wanted to commit to. I name I wanted for the long haul.

It was perfect.

So, it is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Will Write For Boots, one girl’s take on this crazy thing we call life!

New Look, New Format, New Vibe

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Hey readers! It’s been a long time. (Three or four months, but hey who’s counting?) Sorry I’ve been MIA for so long. Between computer issues, my day job, and life in general, it’s just been hard to find the time post.

Plus, after a while, this blog became kind of a chore to maintain. I felt limited subject-wise by the list format I felt I had committed myself to. Turns out not every fashion, entertainment, pop culture, etc. doesn’t translate well into a top [insert number here] list. When I did find a topic that worked, I felt like I couldn’t tap into my natural writing flow or really settle into my own voice. Reading back over some of the older posts, I realized I was trying too hard to be like everyone else. To sum it up, this blog just stopped being fun for me.

So to revive my passion for this online publication, I’ve decided to make a few changes. As the quote in the picture above says:

“If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.”

Think of this as an On The List relaunch. There’s a fresh new layout. (The On The List Twitter page also got a much-needed facelift, so be sure to check that out too!) There’s a a new format that allows for both list and non-list posts. There’s even going to be a new vibe that’s less stiff and forced and much more relaxed, fun and genuine.

Make no mistake. This will still be the place where I dish about my favorite things in fashion, beauty, entertainment and pop culture no matter how on or off the beaten path they may be. I’ll just be able to do more of it.

So, stick around, and see what new things are in store. After all, you’ll never what you’ll find On The List!