Hello lovely reader!
Is it just me or does anyone get super curious when you read someone’s blog? I literally have the need to check up all their posts to see if they mentioned why they named it that way. There are some really cool names out there, and I am honestly bummed if the creators don’t actually take the time to explain the WHY.
One of the most important aspects on the journey for living an intentional lifestyle is the ‘why’ and for this post, I wanted to get a chance to offer you a deeper insight into how it started and how I want the space to grow moving forward.
Relax & Read actually started in 2015 as a space for me to write down short stories inspired by random pictures that I took. Each picture could have thousands of scenarios for me to write down, and this really helped the creative process. It was to find my voice as an author, and the stories didn’t really have a specific purpose unless you really liked to read fiction.
A few months into the year I came across a much better platform for fiction writers called Wattpad, and the writing process became even more streamlined. I could now get direct reader feedback and make changes in a heartbeat.
But then what was I supposed to do with the blog?
For me writing became a much need therapy, so I needed the space to exist. I began mimicking other bloggers write popular and trending lifestyle content … but somehow it never resonated with me. I mean sure I was growing my skills as a writer, but I wasn’t learning everything new.
This thought prompted the change in the direction. And this is WHY I revamped and redesigned the blog.
Now, I want this online space to not only promote reading but also teach people something valuable. And for me to do that, I have to be a good learner as well. I won’t lie … the idea behind it has been inspired by another YouTube channel I follow called Lavendaire, and I wanted to follow a similar, yet different road, completely unique to me.
SO, my lovely reader … This is how Relax & Read was born in 2018! It is now an online space that promotes intentional living, combined with using the skills of reading, writing and learning. It also includes Lifestyle Design, Blogging and Entrepreneurship as a process for documenting my journey as well.
I hope you enjoyed reading about the thought behind how it started and how exactly this website came to be.
What do you think about the way the blog is moving forward? Comment below if you also have a special reason for starting and naming your blog something special.