As you can see I’ve made a few changes to the blog this weekend. The beginning of February brought with it the first monthly appraisal at Littlest Allsorts HQ and a chance to review what improvements could be made to maximize my little platform. It’s no secret that I am a newcomer to the blogosphere, so I was keen to take an objective look at my own blogging strengths and weaknesses. I currently cover a lot of different topics; a decision which I initially presumed would make this space more flexible and rewarding. However, like any new venture, there is a certain period of finding your feet, and after a month of rather varied posts, I feel certain there is an increasingly singular direction I want to take this blog in, going forward. As Littlest Allsorts is still in its infancy I’m hoping a slight change in trajectory won’t deter any readers but, regardless, I’d like to tell you a little bit about the reasons for its altered course.
Firstly though, I’d like to say a big thank you to anyone who has liked, followed or even just viewed this blog. The response has been much more than I ever anticipated and I am chuffed that you guys are getting enjoyment out of something which I love to create. Truly, it means a lot.
I’ve decided to focus on sharing with you my rediscovery of Northern Ireland, and the great things it has to offer. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve recently returned home after two years in Toronto, Canada and have taken up the hobby of being a tourist in my own country. I shared a few posts about my local trips, Bright Skies and Dark Hedges for instance, and received a fantastic response to these. I always feel a great sense of patriotism by showcasing NI’s beauty spots to the world, and these posts were by far the most enjoyable to create, so my aim is to find more, see more and share more with you!
Of course, Northern Ireland has a past of well-known political problems, I’m not going to dispute that, but today it is undeniably a much more peaceful place. However, it is always the actions of the few that continue to taint our image across the world and frankly, I’ve become a little tired with the media’s propensity to emphasize the bad and the ugly in everything. I want this blog to be a champion of the good; and not just the good, but the fascinating, the beautiful, the interesting and the admirable too!
Northern Ireland has a lot to offer, from stunning scenery to world history and I’d like to show you more of the people, places and events which make up its culture. I also hope to make a few trips to other places within the British Isles this year, so if I do I’ll be sure to take you with me!
So sit back, relax and enjoy the view. I hope you like the new direction and comments are always very appreciated – I reply to all of them!
Much Love, K.
p.s. Heck, we even gave you this dreamboat… You’re welcome!