August 07, 2017

Surprise! I'm back!



Why Did I Stop Blogging?
Well, hello there. It's been about 7 months since I last posted on my blog and Instagram. Yup, I just stopped cold turkey one day and left you all hanging. To all my loyal followers, I'm sorry. So, if you're here, I'm assuming you want to know why I just up and quit posting one day? Truthfully, I was spending more than I could afford. Having a fashion blog can be really expensive, especially if you're not making all that much from it. I admit I wasn't being smart about it either. A lot of the time I was buying just to buy for my blog. Or I would buy something and only showcase it on my blog once. At one point I would only look to buy from retailers that linked with Reward Style (LiketoKnow.it), instead of buying from retailers I wanted to. Silly, I know. I felt pressured to constantly post the newest stuff and thought that's the way fashion blogging works if you want to be successful. And hey, maybe it does, but I know it wasn't financially possible for me at the time. Eventually blogging stopped being fun and I lost my motivation and inspiration to blog.

What Have I Been Up To?
I was working full-time at an office job in Sales for a Food Brokerage Company. Before that, I always worked in an office job in either Sales or Marketing type role. I mean it's what I went to school for, so I thought it was the direction I needed to pursue, even if I wasn't happy. It wasn't until May that my boyfriend and I decided to finally quit our day jobs and go all in on YouTube. Since the channel isn't anything fashion related (we have a comedy channel) I wasn't planning on mentioning it, but since I'm back posting after so long, I thought why not get a bit personal and share what I've been up to since. If you're interested in knowing what the channel is, send me an e-mail or message me on insta and I'll forward you our channel name:) Are we crazy for going all in with this? Maybe. Are we labeled as another stupid millennial chasing something that only a few people succeed at? Maybe. But we would rather try for something then not try at all and have to wonder "what if" down the road.



Why Did I Rename My Blog?
The decision to rename my blog actually came very early on when I first started this blog. I got all fancy thinking I needed a cool name, so I came up with Wunderbliss. Honestly, sometimes simplicity is best. Wunderbliss was very random and never really had any significance to me. Since I'm back to blogging, I thought now would be the perfect time to re-name it. The whole process of changing the blog url was a bit hectic, but it ended up being a lot easier than I thought. For my new blog name, I knew I wanted my Polish name, Ela to be included. I bounced back ideas with my amazing blogger friend, Janna (www.jannadoan.com) who actually ended up coming up with the name, The Ela Edition. Thanks, Janna ;).

What Can You Expect?
This time around I want to make more use of the clothes I buy and show more ways to re-wear them. I want this to be a place where you can continue to get inspiration from, even if I can't always link exact items because it's something I bought last season, or it's sold out by the time I photograph it. I also want it to be a place where I share personal stories and experiences. I really missed being able to showcase my love for fashion through my blog and interacting with you all. YouTube may be our priority right now, but blogging will always be close to my heart. I look forward to sharing my style with you again and approaching blogging with a different mindset this time around. 



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20 comments

  1. WELCOME BACK!!!! I CANT WAIT TO FOLLOW ALONG AGAIN!!! Thanks for your vulnerability!! I can relate in so many ways! You were missed beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Ruthie! I'm so glad you can relate <3. It feels so good to be back. Catch you on insta :)

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  2. Ela, I just came back to blogging after 6 months of break as well, lol! So glad to be reconnected with you. I love the new name and the concept; I actually use my old clothes in outfits all the time. Makes so much more sense financially, lol. Anyway, happy to see you again and can't wait to see your next post!

    Yuliannova

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    1. I was wondering where you went, Yulia! I didn't see you on my feed anymore.. :( I was like noooo she can't be gone. Really glad we connected in the first place and that we are both back to blogging. And yes I'm glad to be using a lot of the clothes I already have and re-creating them! Agree, makes more sense financially LOL.

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  3. ELA THIS MAKES ME SO EXCITED! Welcome back babe! I totally understand why you took a break, but so glad you're back and ready to do YOU! And isn't Janna the best? Of course she would come up with this amazing name!! Xoxo!

    Jen | MrsJenFrick.com

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    1. JEN!! Awe you're the sweetest. Thank you for the warm welcome back <3. I see you're doing vlogs now on your blog. YES to that. I watched them the other day and love that you added that portion to your blog. Hahaha and Janna really is the best. Shes definitely one of a kind. Happy Monday and catch you on insta.

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  4. Congrats Ella and welcome back!! I'm so happy for you that you're chasing your dreams. Honestly, that's the best. Love the new name too!

    enchantingelegance.net

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    1. Thanks Amanda! I'm so happy to be back. I missed blogging so much <3

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  5. Welcome back and love how honest you are about this. I felt like this after my first year of blogging too, then a divorce happened along with going broke from retail therapy. But my blog was still there and after these life challenges, gave birth to my 365 Days Shop My Closet challenge which is a column on my blog. Congrats! xo, Maria

    http://savvynista.com

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    1. Thank you Maria. It feels really good to just lay it all out. Wow, it really sounds like you went through some difficult times. It's so good to see how you bounced back. I'm going to check out your 365 days shop my closet challenge after I finish writing this comment LOL, Thank you! Already sounds like something I'd be interested in. Talk soon :)

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  6. So proud of you girl!

    You are amazing inside and out & have SO much talent. I love you lots and can't wait to follow along. As one of my closest friends for a long time, you've always been an inspiration xo.

    Vanja Dasovic | @lifewithavaandleo

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    1. You have always been one of my most trusted and down to earth friends. Thank you so much for your kind words Vanja, it means so much coming from you <3

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  7. Ahh! welcome back babe! So nice to see you back on the blog and Insta! Good on ya for going for it with YT- it's so much fun hehe I need to check yours out ;) - Mitra xo

    www.leopardcouture.com

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    1. Thank you Mitra! So glad we connected :)

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  8. Welcome back!! I can so relate to this ���� Can't wait to follow along! I actually just quit my full time job to focus more on what makes me happy... depends on the day you ask me if I feel crazy for doing it or not 😂 cheers to adventure!!

    Www.everydaychiffon.com

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    1. Courtney, that is so great to hear! Hahaha oh boy, I can totally relate. But it definitely feels good. And yes, cheers to adventure!

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  9. Welcome back and congrats on your channel! That must have been scary but probably so worthwhile. I'm rooting for you guys :)

    www.shortgirl-longjacket.com

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    1. Thank you Maria! Really excited to be back, finally :)

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