Hey, y’all! I’ve been absent from my blog for quite some time, but I’m back, and definitely plan to post more in 2018! I’ve upgraded my equipment, bought a new domain, and bought/installed a new theme! I’ve also deleted a bunch of posts I felt (in my opinion) weren’t that great. Other people must have thought they were great because I can see how many times everything’s been shared, but being a perfectionist, I’m suuuuper hard on myself. So that’s why that are so few posts on here now.
It’s been hard for me to update since my last post because I’ve been busy running my photography business (Desire Anne Photography), working a part-time job at a bank, and just being busy with life in general. I was also struggling with confidence (& honestly still am), but I realize I can’t let fear hold me back.
I’m also getting back into blogging because I don’t have a real hobby (outside of playing Grand Theft Auto for hours LOL), and I feel kinda empty without one. So this is what I will be doing with my free time.
I’m also resuming my music hobby as well. I recently bought a ‘pro-level’ keyboard because I miss playing music & singing; and also I was in the process of teaching myself piano, but stopped due to not being in school studying music anymore. So, I started a new YouTube channel, and plan to upload song covers to it soon. (I made my old YouTube videos private because I don’t like the lighting in them–in case anyone was wondering where they went. I just bought a light kit, and the difference is amazing! I can’t wait to film with it.) You can subscribe to my new channel here, so when I post new videos, it’ll show up in your feed.
Fun Facts About Me
If you’re new here, allow me to introduce myself to you! My name is Desire, and I was born/raised in lower Alabama. I’m 22 years old. And I’m obsessed with the color pink, shopping, music, and makeup. I’m not the best at makeup, but I’m still learning. Most of my looks are ‘natural-looking,’ like the one below:
For this photo, I just filled in my brows with a pencil, applied a BB cream, highlight, lipstick, eye shadow, and eye liner.
More fun facts about me:
- I’m an ‘extroverted introvert.’
- It’s my dream to be a bestselling author. I started a romance story. Now I just need to finish it!
- I started wearing my natural hair in August 2016 after transitioning to natural for a year. In August, I cut off the remaining relaxed hair I had. I usually have it in a protective style as I’m growing it out.
- I love video games! I mostly play Grand Theft Auto/GTA Online & the Sims on my PC.
- I collect Hello Kitty items and pretty makeup brushes.
- I love to cook! My ‘specialty’ dishes are lemon pepper chicken with homemade potato wedges, turkey tacos, and homemade macaroni and cheese.
- I love action movies, superhero movies, and crime dramas.
- My fav singers are Mariah Carey, Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Adele, Beyonce, and Luke Bryan. I pretty much listen to all genres of music!
The New Blog Name
My old blog name & social media handles were ‘Desire Chanteuse.’ Desire is my real first name, and I chose Chanteuse as my ‘last name’ because it means singer in French. I also used it as my photography business name. But as time went on, I discovered people were having a hard remembering it and spelling it. So I decided to change my business name over the summer to ‘Desire Anne.’ Anne is inspired by my mom’s name. I didn’t changed my blog name just yet because I was debating on whether I wanted to keep the two online personas (is that the right word? lol) separate. But I discovered it was confusing people to have multiple names floating around. So last month, I decided I would just use Desire Anne for everything, and bought a new domain. This domain was originally for my photography biz, so I bought desireannephotography.com for my biz, and transferred my old blog posts over to this domain.
Transferring Posts Over
I could have easily hired someone to do the transfer for me, but I’m a hands-on person, and I like doing things myself. (I even do my own taxes now!) I discovered I’m good with html. Not great, but good. Hopefully, y’all aren’t getting any errors on my site anywhere…
Transferring everything over actually wasn’t that hard. I logged into my web hosting account’s C-Panel, and had the old domain re-direct to this one. Then, to re-direct individual posts I used a plugin called ‘Redirection.’ (It’s by John Godley if you need it.)
The New Design
I purchased this blog theme from Creative Market, and I’m SO IN LOVE WITH IT!!! It was a little pricey, but it’s worth every penny. I spent hours searching through the feminine themes, and the moment I saw this one, I knew I had to buy it! It’s by a lady named Christina. And you can check her out at https://lovelyconfetti.com/.
My new logo was designed my me. Once I get my Etsy shop running again (https://www.etsy.com/shop/DesireAnne) and put my graphic design website back up, I’ll start selling logos and offering custom services again.
Check out my brand board below!
Thanks for visiting my blog today!
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