17/10/2016

Goodbye yukluistyle and Hello…


6 YEARS

I have been thinking about rebranding for quite some time but never really plucked up the courage to do so until now. My blog has been known as yukluistyle for 6 and a half years and I’ve grown attached to it. It’s hard to let go of something you’ve been known as but, at the same time, rebranding is a breath of fresh air.

So why am I doing this you may ask? Going to blog events, I always say “yuk lui” or “yukluistyle” and I do get confused looks. So I end up explaining it’s my Chinese name etc. It does start conversation to be fair! I didn’t really think I’d take my blog this far when I had started it. I had the same blog name on many of the old blogging platforms like Xanga and it was natural to inherit it on Blogger. There are times where I do spell out the blog name which I thought might be an inconvenience.

Thinking about it, yuk lui or yukluistyle isn’t really a memorable name. People may find it hard to pronounce it so I want to keep it nice and easy. Better late than never right? I did have many names in mind such as “Nicol no e” but I wanted something a bit more professional therefore nicolyl.com was born. I’ve kept the initials yl because, why not?

I will be keeping yukluistyle in certain areas like the blog description so readers will be able to find this new domain. If you’ve noticed, I’ve also added “formerly yuklustyle” into the blog title. This is to ease the change to the readers. Not sure how long I’ll keep it there but will wait until I’m fully confident and ready.

With an actual domain, this means I will be working my way back up again. Building up my own domain authority, page authority etc but I like a challenge. I just need to get this new brand and site out there. There’s still some changes I need to make but that will be done will on the backend so it shouldn’t affect the blog as a whole. My old yuk-lui.blogspot.com will automatically redirect to www.nicolyl.com. Exciting times!

Goodbye yuk lui style, and welcome nicolyl. Let’s see what new adventures this will bring.

31 comments so far.

31 responses to “Goodbye yukluistyle and Hello…”

  1. LaaLaa Monroe says:

    Congrats on the rebrand and I hope it continues to grow. I've often thought of changing my blog name and don't bother. Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

  2. Sarah-Louise Bailey says:

    Good luck with your rebranding, seems it is a time for it at the moment as I've noticed a few people doing it.
    If you put in all the redirects properly from your old URL to your new, you shouldn't drop to badly and your find it picks back up to where it was (if not higher within a couple). x

  3. Camilla Jarlett says:

    Congratulations and good luck with your branding – I think it's important to just go with you what you feel happiest with!

  4. Vivian Yuen says:

    Loving the rebrand!

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE

    ~

  5. ana de jesus says:

    I don't want to rebrand but I have been thinking of migrating to WordPress because Wix has so many limitations. I would lose all my views, DA and following but I want it to look more professional. Well done on rebranding and good luck xx

  6. Deborah Nicholas says:

    Congratulations and good luck with the rebranding im sure it will be a huge success!

  7. Samantha Rickelton says:

    It's a big move rebranding so well done for making the leap -I love your new name, definitely more grown up.

  8. beautyqueenuk says:

    Well done on the rebrand and if you feel it is more you then all the more to do it lovely x

  9. All About Ashleigh. says:

    I've just recently re brand and its been the best thing i've ever done! I hope everything works out for you, good luck xxx

  10. Rhian Westbury says:

    Well done on taking the leap, you've got to be 100% happy with your blog and the name is such a huge part of that x

  11. Liz Mays says:

    I like the new name and the logos up top are great. I hope the process of changing everything wasn't too difficult.

  12. Nikki says:

    Good luck with the rebrand. I am sure it will only take a few months to get back to where you were xx

  13. Joanna Victoria -x says:

    Good Luck with the rebranding having your own domain is a good thing and you'll get ur Da up in no time.

  14. Dannii Martin says:

    Congrats on taking the leap and doing a rebrand. I know lots of people that have done it and they never regret it.

  15. Hannah Heartss says:

    Congrats on the rebrand – how exciting! Love the new name x

  16. Francesca Nelson says:

    Great leap you have taken to re brand!! I like both names btw! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Laura Ferry says:

    YAY I love your new blog name. Good luck with everything xxx

  18. La French Connection says:

    I think it's a good idea especially since the other name was a bit complicated. This one is easier to remember and does sound more professional. Great job!

    Mika | http://www.la-french-connection.com

  19. Congrats on the new blog name and rebrand! x

  20. Congrats on your new blog name and your rebrand. Sending you some good luck charm xo

  21. Amelia Larsen says:

    I rebranded a couple of years back now, sometimes it's the best thing to do. It really motivated me!

  22. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes says:

    Oh wow! Exciting times ahead. Good luck with it all.

  23. Kira L Curtis says:

    It's always good to have a change and I love the new logo and header! Works really well!

  24. Lilinha says:

    Congratulations on the rebranding, love the name change! Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚
    http://lilinhaangel.com/

  25. Melanies Fab Finds says:

    Wow that's very brave I did consider it but chickened out. Good luck with the rebrand x

  26. Tanya Brannan says:

    Congratulations on your re-branding, I hope your blog goes from strength to strength x

  27. Harriet from Toby & Roo says:

    Oh wow congrats on the re-brand. I've been considering it myself!

  28. Mandi - Hex Mum Plus 1 says:

    Good luck with the rebrand, I like both names! Hope it all goes smoothly x

  29. Sarah Ann says:

    Good luck with your rebrand. I love both names but I can understand why you wanted to change it too.

  30. Leslie Hernandez says:

    Good Luck, I like the new name!! Sometimes we need change I myself I am trying to do some change to my blog coming soon!!

  31. Ayesha Farhad says:

    Congratulations on your big change! And good luck with the entire rebranding! I am sure you are going to do great!!

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