Blogging - By Megan Kelly

A little bit of BIG BLOG NEWS!


When I started my blog, I had no idea how much I would love it. I also did not anticipate that I would be inspired to share so much more than just the odd beauty tip or review and thus, I landed up with a name that I thought with be obvious and easy to remember. But now, blogging has become so much more to me and I have come to realize how confiding that name can be and that my blog has grown to cover a lot more topics than just beauty and baby. In fact, in the last year, some of my most popular posts were following my journey with health and fitness and even the odd lifestyle feature.

For the last few months, I have been playing with the crazy idea of rebranding my blog and this last week saw me sharing my thoughts on the topic with Snapchat. I wanted to get some feedback from you and it was abundantly obvious that we all agree that in order for my blog to grow as a brand and be much more than just a blog, I would need to take a leap of faith and go for it.

Ultimately, I have a huge dream to one day be the owner of my own line (I don’t want to say what it is yet because I don’t want to jinx it) but whether it’s sporting apparel or handbags, the name “Beauty and The Baby Blog” wouldn’t suit any range. Again, I went to Snapchat to hear your thoughts, knowing that I wanted to include my name in the rebranding, somehow.

When I was a little girl, I hated my name. I remember my mom brushing my hair one evening, when I started getting overemotional and asking her why she couldn’t have named me something beautiful like “Moon”or “Sun” and that Megan Kelly was such an ordinary name. But once I had turned 4, I realized that my name was here to stay and that I rather kind of liked it. I didn’t yet know that “Megan” meant pearl and that a pearl was a natural gemstone of true beauty. So, about that beautiful name mom – thanks!

Growing up, I had never really understood kids and wanting to hide their second name from each other, like it was a secret society. Even as adults, my sister-in-law’s try to keep their second names a secret. How odd? As a kid, when someone asked my name, I would very proudly tell them that it’s “Megan Kelly Hardcastle,” which is evident in all my drawings, paintings and essays from school. “Kelly” means warrior or fighter and if you knew me well enough, you would know just how fitting that name truly is.

But due to websites already being registered with my name, I asked Snapchat for some ideas and it was the lovely Jane from GIJane, who suggested a few variants but one stood out and keeping my big dream in mind, I figured it would be perfect.

And so without further ado, what you’ve really come here to read is that…

In the next week or so, you will notice a few changes around here and especially on my social media pages, as I gear up to move my blog over to “By Megan Kelly” a blog that will cover beauty, parenting, lifestyle and all that’s in between.  A new blog means a fresh new design, new content and a new adventure, which I have already started to work on. I am hoping to go live within the next week (or two).

So that’s it! I hope that you will take my hand and come along with me on this new journey. I am so excited to start this project with renewed motivation and excitement.

*Please note that I will not be posting any new content over here, while I make the adjustment, but will continue with my #365BeautyTips on my social media-pages.

I am Megan Kelly, the creator behind By Megan Kelly, mom of two boys, named Axl and Eli, and local business owner providing digital marketing solutions. I live on copious amounts of coffee, can be bribed with chocolate and will never admit to having too much makeup – although, I probably do.

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  • Michele
    Posted at 16:46h, 01 January Reply

    Beautiful and touching! What can be better than doing something good for someone else? 2017 has been life-changing for our family, nothing in life can prepare you for the death of a loved one, so knowing that you can actually do something to help others is comforting. Thank you for inspiring your readers.

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  • CharlieW
    Posted at 11:00h, 11 January Reply

    Oohhh! Exciting times!

  • Firefly - Jonker
    Posted at 09:07h, 11 January Reply

    I like the change. A few months ago I was struggling with the same thing to change my The Firefly Photo Files to a name that says travel, but the overwhelming response was to leave it as it is. So I did. I still struggling with my Facebook page though. That I want to change but just haven’t decided to what yet.

    • Megan Kelly
      Posted at 08:57h, 19 January Reply

      I have to admit that I was hesitant to make the change, but I am glad that I did. I received the most incredible support along the way, which made all the gray hair caused from the move, completely worth it!

  • Paula @ Penelope & Bella
    Posted at 22:34h, 10 January Reply

    Sounds exciting, good luck!

    • Megan Kelly
      Posted at 08:56h, 19 January Reply

      Thanks Paula, I am very excited about the change!

  • Heather
    Posted at 20:29h, 10 January Reply

    exciting changes! good luck!

    • Megan Kelly
      Posted at 08:55h, 19 January Reply

      Thanks Heather! I needed that luck, what a thing trying to get all your posts and images to move over. x

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  • Elle H (@Ellelicious_)
    Posted at 15:39h, 10 January Reply

    Fabulous! I love it Megan. All the best!

    • Megan Kelly
      Posted at 08:54h, 19 January Reply

      Thanks so much for the support Elle! I hope that you’re well. x

  • Lizna
    Posted at 11:27h, 10 January Reply

    Really excited for you, can’t wait to see the new blog xx

    • Megan Kelly
      Posted at 08:54h, 19 January Reply

      Thanks Lizna, your support right from the beginning is the absolute best! x

  • GoingSomewhereSlowly (@AnjeRautenbach)
    Posted at 10:59h, 10 January Reply

    I’m looking forward to “by Megan Kelly”! It has quite a celebrity-ring to it, that name will take you places!
    All the best with getting everything in order!

    • Megan Kelly
      Posted at 08:53h, 19 January Reply

      Thanks for the support hun! As soon as things calm down, I think a coffee and catch up is in order!

  • ella
    Posted at 10:29h, 10 January Reply

    Yeah MeganKelly you rock!

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