Yes, I know how terrible I've been recently by not blogging for ages, but honestly, my university commitments are more intense now than they were back in September when I started this whole 'blogazine' idea and as it turns out, it's just not practical for me to operate my blog in that way. In theory, the 'blogazine' would have been great... Like our favourite mags I would have had a different 'issue' published each month with almost a feature a day posted on an array of topics. But the pressure to post certain 'articles' on pre-decided days got a bit much and I simply couldn't keep it up!
This year is my final university year so it's really important for me that I make my degree my first priority. And so I've abandoned the 'blogazine' (although I'm likely to revisit it once (or if!) I graduate) and I've decided to keep this fun, breezy and something I can do to escape the pressures and deadlines I have rather than adding unnecessary deadlines to my To-Do list. Having said that, I will be listing blogs I want to post in my To-Do List page, purely to remind myself!
So what else has been keeping me busy, rather than the likes of Shakespeare, Dickens and Rowling? Well, as you may have noticed, I've been making some changes to this blog in order to make it look more professional, attractive and easy to navigate. As you can see, I've changed the back-ground and my header with the help (ok, she kind of did it all...) of my best friend Vikki to something a little better suited to the sophisticated luxury feel I would like my blog to exude. Also, you might notice I've listed a few tabs up at the top so it is easier for my readers to Contact Me and I've also included an About Me page which allows readers to learn a little more about my personal life. I put the links for all of my Reviews so far in one place making it easier for readers to find my thoughts on different items I've tried rather than having to hunt for hours through my archives. My favourite page by far though is where I list my BlogCrushes... Blogs and vlogs which inspired me to start HauteFuture, blogs and vlogs which I check almost daily as they're so full of great stuff! Be sure to go and check them all out.
I've also been busy hanging with my bestie Vikki as she came to my hometown for a couple of days. We went shopping in the town center, ate posh cake at the gardens near my house and ate Italian food. Call me sad, but the times I love best with Vik are when we're just sat under the duvet eating yummy cupcakes, catching up on the Junior Apprentice and working on our blogs!
On top of fixing up my blog and hanging with Vikki, I've also been juggling four literature modules including my dissertation which will (hopefully!) culminate in a 10,000 word assignment on April 25th... I've spent more time in the library in the past two weeks than I probably did across first and second year put together.
Things have been pretty crazy, but I'm finally happy with the direction this blog is heading in so I feel really mellow :) I hope you like the way I've organized it all and I have many plans for blogs over the next few weeks, so hit Follow (even if it means you have to set up an account) and you can come along for the ride! Please take some time to click on my tabs and see the new features I've added as I've put a lot of work into this blog and I'd love to see that there are people out there reading!
I love you guys and hope that you get involved with HauteFuture by following (here at Blogspot and also on Twitter), liking (on Facebook), subscribing (on Youtube) and commenting (EVERYWHERE!) as it would mean an awful lot to me!