Making a fresh start

Making a fresh start | Joseph BurrowsWell, this is new, isn’t it?

For those who’ve been around for a while: hey it’s good to see you again! New around here? It’s nice to meet you.

So to recap, I’ve spent the last 2 years blogging over at Northern Blood. But as I’m sure you’ll have noticed, content was becoming pretty rare over there. My heart just wasn’t really in it anymore, even though I still loved blogging.

I originally put it down to suffering from blogger burnout, but even after taking some time out it just wasn’t the same. That’s when I started thinking that maybe it wasn’t blogging that was the problem, but my blog itself.

Do you ever cringe when you say something out loud? That’s what I felt like when I said my blog was called Northern Blood. I guess it just felt a bit juvenile? I couldn’t see the longevity in my blog anymore, which is why I decided I needed a change.


I remember how much time I spent trying to come with a cool name back when I first started blogging, only for it to be the thing which ended up putting me off the most. Now I’ve ended up with my own name like one of those ~fancy~ bloggers and I feel like I should’ve just started out like this 2 years ago!

So, what can you expect from my new site?

Well first things first, the place has had a fresh lick of paint! Looks good, don’t you think? I’ve cleaned up the sections a bit, got rid of some outdated posts, and generally spruced up the place. I even updated my ‘About‘ and ‘Contact‘ pages for the first time. Yikes.

Now anyone who has been around for a while will know that I am ALL about music, so I’ve also added a permanent Spotify section in my footer! Make sure you check it out to see what I’m listening to the most at the moment, whether it’s a playlist or an album. No doubt it will be full of Paramore in the coming months because omg I’m so excited for their new album.

Finally, you can expect to see a lot more of me around. I feel like I really want to make a go of it this time. So many inspiring people are out there totally bossing it at the moment and its made me really realise that I want to be one of them.

So here’s to a fresh start and new beginnings. I’m excited, and I hope you are too.