Yes, I’ve updated my name. I had been thinking about it for a while and will share the reasons for leaving Simply B.O.E behind.
1. The name was problematic.
I would meet people and they would introduce me as Bronwyn from Simply ‘bo’ or Simply ‘boo’. I would cringe at the pronunciation of B.O.E because it took away from the fact that it not only had a ring to it but that it missed the fact that B.O.E stood for Bronwyn Oliver-Eksteen. yes, I understand that it is difficult to just know that, hence the need for a change.
2. A closely-named brand.
there is a body care brand named Simply Be and that would be the name that would pop up in the suggested box when typing the previous name into google. I think it goes without saying that you would like your name to be the suggested search, right?
3. Bronny is a childhood nickname.
In fact, I have many people in my life who call me that today, which makes being introduced as Bronny feel natural.
4. It is the best time to change.
I had 300 followers on Instagram when I started blogging. If, at any stage, my page were to grow exponentially then changing the name while my audience is relatively niche would be the ideal time. with 2000+ instagram followers and the potential to grow a subscription on both this blog and youtube, it just feels like the right time to change.
So, yes, the name is still growing on me, too, but I feel that it is cute and that it has a lovely ring to it. The name change re-affirms my intention to grow my blog space and it made me feel okay with the money I’ve spent on updating the blog’s appearance. I am incredibly excited to keep sharing my hair and personal growth journeys with you and I hope that you will enjoy The Bronny Blog more with each post.
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That’s it for now!
So, yes, the name is still growing on me, too, but I feel that it is cute and that it has a lovely ring to it. The name change re-affirms my intention to grow my blog space... I am incredibly excited to keep sharing my hair and personal growth journeys with you.