Change is always weird. Everything about change is uncomfortable, even changing your clothes sucks. Who actually wakes up and looks forward to getting dressed. I don’t.
But change is inevitable. Seasons, fashion, people, even underwear. It’s natural. Why do we fear something so…natural? Greenlydia hasn’t had much change over the 8 years of being active. Yes, holy balls, 8 whole years of bad writing, oversharing and pretending I know how to
I would like to welcome you to the newly renovated Greenlydia, the average travel blog. Much like a newly renovated house, there are still a few snags. The walls settle and the cracks show after a while. Some links are broken and there are spacing issues here and there. With good builders
Greenlydia has always been a source of joy for me. I have written about many changes over 8 years. The one constant is my love for new things. With a bit of a facelift I hope to bring you more travel tips, mishaps and weird lists I make along the way. Maybe share where I had a great bottle of wine of a beer with someone interesting.
Blogging in SA has taken a knock. From people turning on each other to people turning toward each other for help and a sense of community. Things change. Involvement changes, views change and even friendships change. Whether you buy into the blogging community or not, it’s there and it’s quite a force. I will be very honest and tell you I didn’t plan on redoing my blog, buying a new theme and spending the hours trying to get it back up again. My site was broken from the inside, it was messed with. I was messed with.
Change isn’t all bad. Actually, it’s a pretty great thing. I have grown up here. The bits of me I have chosen to share with the world. I have learnt lessons here. I have also learnt some damn cool skills by running a blog. An award winning one at that. For a long time I was being fed information that made me believe awards in the blogging space are not meant to be celebrated, but avoided. I no longer feel this. I want to own what I have won. My words, my photos. MY WINS. So don’t mind me adding that “award winner” to my bio after so many years. I am also ready to win a fuck load more of them.
So here goes. Here’s to an era of change. A new fresh site. The same old me, just a little wiser now.
I am off to Europe for work and you best believe I will be telling ALL the stories of what NOT to do on here (and maybe some tips on what I actually do right)
I hope you like my new home. I really do.