Blog & New Year Update: The Future Of Happy Panda

I’ve been churning out post after post over the past few days. There are multiple reasons for doing that, though mainly it has to do with changes that are coming to this blog. In November I put out a poll asking all of you to help me decide the direction in which this blog should go – help with deciding a few particular niches and a new name etc. While I’ve been too busy these last two months to do anything about it but I have been working on those changes.

The reason why I’ve been posting every day is to get some posts out of the way that were in my drafts mostly completed waiting to be posted. I was also trying to understand which days and times work best for my posts. I was also trying to gauge real time reception of the different topics I write about. While I haven’t gotten around to posting all the drafts I had ready but I’m looking forward to making changes to this blog starting January 2022.

Your poll results –

The most popular topics that you all picked from my poll post were –

  1. Personal blog posts – about me, my life, my struggles, dating stories etc.
  2. Blogging journey – how is it going, how am I growing (am I even πŸ˜› ), advice etc.

The other topics that got votes where –

  1. Travel posts – Given the current circumstance I’ve been travelling far less so I will still post about travel – but it will be less
  2. Sustainability – I love writing about sustainability but I’ll probably shift the sustainability content to my brand’s blog but keep doing some challenges on here
  3. Reviews of books/TV Shows – I’ll be keeping these but limit their frequency to once a month

Posting schedule –

While I have tried to do 3 posts a week since 2020, it came down to 2 posts a week in the last 2 months. Since I don’t want to overburden myself, I will stick to 2 posts a week and when I have the time – a bonus weekend post!

Posting days – Tuesday and Thursday/Friday (Bonus post on Sunday)

Blog Identity –

I’ve been thinking about moving away from ‘Happy Panda’ towards a name that would be taken more seriously but every single one of you said that I should stick to Happy Panda, so that is what I’m going to do! πŸ™‚

PS: NOT THE LOGO

What is happening in January 2022?

I will be focusing to build a niche for Happy Panda. I’ll also be taking part in WP’s Bloganuary from time to time. I’ll also be sorting out my blog and giving it an update – appearance wise.

With that Happy Panda is signing off for 2021. Here is wishing you an AMAZING year ahead. May 2022 bring peace, happiness and success to each one of you. I love you all for being with me on this journey through 2021. I look forward to interacting with you in 2022.

26 Comments Add yours

  1. Shelly DS says:

    I’m excited to see your changes, but please don’t lose your essence πŸ₯Ί
    Happy New Year friend! See you on the other side! πŸ‘»

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    1. SamSahana says:

      I second that. Plz don’t lose your essence πŸ₯Ί

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    2. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much for helping me so much with my blogging journey. Truly means a lot to have a friend like you.

      Happy New Year! Wishing you and your family and amazing 2022.

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      1. Shelly DS says:

        Anytime! You’ve got this girl

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  2. vaniheart says:

    Excited to see all these changes…

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  3. cathyishappy says:

    Happy New Year! I look forward to reading your new posts in 2022

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  4. I agree with all of it and so glad you’re keeping the Happy Panda 🐼 name!!! πŸ˜˜πŸ’–

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  5. utahan15 says:

    words and letters for us all ta be better.

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  6. SamSahana says:

    Wow, you have some really cool plans for 2022. Wonderful how u are so organised. Happy new year to you and yours. May you have a fantastic year!

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  7. Happy New Year Moksha! Looking forward to see what you do for Bloganuary!

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  8. bosssybabe says:

    Excited to see all that you will bring to your blog in 2022!! Happy new year!!! πŸ’πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰

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  9. I am quite interested to see the changes you are making to your site! All the best dear! Happy New Year β€οΈπŸ™πŸΎ

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  10. https://tamarakulish.com/ says:

    Wishing you a happy New Year and blessings with all your endeavors!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Happy New Year, Tamara. Hope you and your family have an amazing year. Thank you for your wishes. ❀️

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      1. https://tamarakulish.com/ says:

        My pleasure! Have a wonderful day!

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  11. these changes sound exciting! i wish you all the best for 2022!!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much. Happy New Year! Hope you have an amazing year. ☺️

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  12. petespringerauthor says:

    You have been on a roll lately. Your poll results fit in with my general feelings. Personal blog posts are the most popular because many of us can identify with the same challenges. It’s the same reason I love certain characters in books. We can empathize with them and wonder how they’ll deal with specific problems.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you! Personal blog posts are my favourite too. I hope I’m able to keep people entertained with my boring life though. Kidding. ☺️
      Wishing you and your wife – a happy, beautiful and travel filled (hopefully) 2022. ☺️

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  13. Lani says:

    Another participant! Me too. It’s how I met you, right? Though WP’s blogging challenge way back when we were in the thick of the pandemic. So much has changed…

    πŸ˜›

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Yesssss! I heard of this new challenge because of your last post. ☺️
      Discover Prompts – so much has changed and so much hasn’t (why Omicron why?). πŸ™ˆ

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      1. Lani says:

        #truedat

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  14. Best wishes & a very happy new year.

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  15. great insights Happy Panda Ru!
    Love all of your graphics and loading posts to figure out what’s working best. Nicely done.
    Looking forward to more of your insights in 2022..
    Here’s to a great 2022!πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ

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  16. Wonani says:

    I’m looking forward to see the new look and everything else you have planned for your blog!

    Happy New Year girlie! The best only for 2022! ❀️

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  17. Im so happy to see the changes on your blog. You are a breath of fresh air and I love you for that. Thank you so much for being you

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