I promised you all that I would talk about my whole re-branding process, switching from Moxee to just Breanna Rose. I’ve talked about inspiration, colors, and typography, but wanted to bring up some important things I found while researching social media. When you go through a name change, you have to take think about all of your accounts. After all, I wouldn’t want my twitter or pinterest still calling me moxee, would I?? Nope! Turns out, going through all these changes aren’t as bad as one may think. Let’s break down some of the biggest social media outlets, shall we??
TWITTER : Twitter is the biggest platform I use not only for communicating with my readers, but in general. Turns out you can easily change your user + display name here, all in your personalized settings. After you switch, you’ll want to send out a tweet showcasing your new twitter handle. In fact, you may want to do this a couple times, spanned throughout a couple of days, so as many of your followers see it as possible.
FACEBOOK : Facebook is another large communication platform, but unfortunately, they’re not as friendly with changing your name. If your facebook fanpage has more than 100 “likes,” then you’re out of luck and your name cannot be changed. You’ll have to start over! This has been the only hurdle I could find in my research. I know I’ll have to start fresh on facebook, but there are always ways of redirecting your visitors there via tweets, old facebook page posts, and much more! Get creative.
BLOGLOVIN : I know bloglovin isn’t as popular as twitter, facebook, or other readers, but I’ve certainly found it to be key in communicating new posts with readers. There’s a huge audience over there just waiting for you to tap into. Unfortunately, in your personalized settings, you can’t just go in and change your name + RSS feed. The good news is that if you contact support, they’ll do it for you!!
PINTEREST : The bad news here is that sources to your old posts won’t direct to your new blog. However, if you’d like your username to match, that’s easy! Simply head on over to your settings to change all that.
Hope this helps give a little insight as to what happens when all of your usernames need to change for that cohesiveness factor! Oh, and those colors used above in the photo are from my new color palette. Sneak peek!
I’ve always had a thing for roses. It is my middle name, after all! These beautiful images were taken from Anabela of Field Guided, a beautiful curated blog that you should no doubt check out. The haunting palettes here are surely an inspiration!
I thought I’d start a mini series featuring film work I’ve done over the past couple years. Although I don’t have access to a darkroom anymore, I still have a deep love for going back to the basics. After all, taking film photography classes was one of the best decisions I’ve made on my creative path.
Taken with my Canon AE-1 baby.
You guys. I want to DIY something like this SO bad … they’re definitely on my wishlist of things to make, that’s for sure. I have so many pens, pencils, markers and little gadgets that need to be in a much spiffier place. Currently, it’s an old mug that I could do without. Time to get crackin’! If you’re not into DIY, but love what you see, these can be purchased here. Awesome, right??
When it comes to clothing, I totally go through phases. There was the one time where I’d only wear beige, black, white, and pale pink. Then, there was the year I wore dresses 6 out of 7 days of the week. I’m quite liking my current phase, however, which is a bit of everything! It’s kinda sporadic, honestly, but I love it.
All of these outfits from J.Crew parallel how I’m feeling in life as of late. Happy, motivated, and adventurous!! I often find myself taking dance breaks in my chair while working, blasting music, and am just excited to work. I feel lucky that I can even say this. Patience + hard work pays off, promise.
Did you guys know that I grew up in a tennis family?? When I was only 1, I had my own little tennis outfit that my grandma made for me. Yes, THAT kind of tennis family : obsessed. It was a pretty cute outfit, though! I played tennis growing up and into high school, but overtime, I slowly became overwhelmed by pressure and athletic competition. While I’m quite comfortable in the creative world, I still love playing tennis recreationally and watching my dad + brother at their various matches.
When I stumbled across these beautiful images from Elle Italia, I knew I had to share them for a few reasons. First off, they’re stunning, right?? In recent years, I’ve found myself going onto the court in over the top outfits, caring far too much about the classy fashion that is tennis. I love it. And secondly, I found these images, coincidently, at the exact time of the year my family usually heads down to Florida for the Sony Ericsson tennis tournament in Key Biscayne. We’re not going this year because my brother’s tennis season starts today. No traditional vacation for us. BUMMER! I’ll miss dressing up fancy and going to matches, because after all, tennis is a classy pants sport guys. You can bet I get really into it.
Not only are these collages by Natalie Nicklin super amazing + colorful, but you can buy all of her prints right here. I’m sort of obsessed. I’ve been wanting to get my hands on some gorgeous photography so I can make fun prints. I guess I should bust out my camera more, huh??
I don’t know about you, but I often find myself in personal moments where I’m just about to feel like that picture right up there. You know, not quite at that point, but the time building up beforehand. Being that I work from home, my hours are often strange and projects sneak up on you when you’re managing everything yourself. I still haven’t perfected my own work method for working as a fulltime freelance creative, but I’m getting there. I can honestly say that I’m a whole lot more organized than I was last June! Phew.
With that said, when you do find yourself on the verge of a beautiful little explosion from work overload, just keep swimming in the best way you can. For some, that means taking an hour long break or going for a walk. For me, I try to become calm. If things start feeling like a lot unexpectedly, I always first turn to my to do lists. I’ve found that instead of thinking about everything all at once, narrow your focus. What needs to be done in this exact moment? You got it? Okay, now do it. You’ll drive yourself completely wacko if you don’t allow yourself to get into that focus and instead let the big picture scare you! These moments tend to fade once you punch through, you just need to figure out how to do so.
Another thing I’ve noticed as a freelancer is that timing is KEY. Working from home isn’t a 9-5 job … it’s actually quite sporadic, but that’s what I love about it. If I’m feeling most creative at midnight, I’ve learned to just go with it, because chances are I won’t feel that same sparkle the next morning. I used to beat myself up over creative blocks that would occur during a “normal” work day. But you know what, these things happen to all creatives. Follow your heart and move on.
Just some important things I’ve realized this past year that I thought I’d share!