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Goodbye to The Diary of an ‘Ordinary’ Mum

When I first started blogging I wanted to share my journey as a Mum, and The Diary of an ‘Ordinary’ Mum served as the right platform for that. But, I also started blogging for myself, to bring back my love of writing and reading after having children and to give myself a hobby, other than being a Mum. In the last couple of months I’ve found myself struggling to blog, struggling to share what I actually want to write about as I didn’t feel I had the right platform to do so. And part of that was my blog name, I felt that in a lot of ways it was holding me back, so, after a lot of deliberation, discussion, nerves and excitement I decided to take the leap and change it.

So today, I am saying goodbye to The Diary of an ‘Ordinary’ Mum and hello to Just Hannah Jane. Of course my blog will always have an element of my girls in it as I am a Mum but I also want it to be about me, Hannah. I think at points over the past three years I’ve forgotten about myself and my interests, and I really want to blog about some of these loves as well as my daughters.

You’re probably wondering what you can expect from Just Hannah Jane, well firstly, I’m hoping you’ll find more blog posts. One of my Hopes and Dreams for 2017 was to write more and at present I am no where near to achieving this. However, now I’m going to be sharing more about some of my favourite things, I am already feeling more motivated to write. So over the future you can expect many more posts about, Disney, Interior Design, Fashion, My Little’s and most importantly Positivity. I have to be honest and say, if you’re looking for a blogger who likes a rant then I might not be who you’re looking for, I for one, love to read a good rant, but I’ve discovered that its just not in me to write them. There is so much negativity in the world at present, its everywhere we look on the TV, radio, internet and social media, and I won’t be adding to it, I want this to be my little happy sparkly spot of the net. If you’re looking for happiness, positivity and pixie dust then you’ve probably come to the right place and you can expect plenty of it from me in the future.

I’ve also changed my name across my Instagram and Twitter (I’m having a few issues with Facebook but hopefully that’ll be changed soon too!), I hope you all love the new name and look as much as I do. I am very excited to start this new chapter of my blogging journey and I so hope you’ll all continue to stick around to see the changes.

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58 Comments

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    Thelma Booth
    27th February 2017 at 7:46 am

    Good luck with the new name. xx

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    Heather Keet
    27th February 2017 at 9:00 am

    I look forward to this new chapter you are writing in your life! #bigpinklink

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    Kelly
    27th February 2017 at 9:41 am

    Great idea. I love reading a rant too, but sometimes all you want is a bit of positivity to brighten your day! Can’t wait to read more posts #bigpinklink

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    Kirsty - Winnettes
    27th February 2017 at 9:43 am

    I’m loving the new look. I can’t wait to see more posts from you! I like that you got the Disney castle into your logo… An absolute must!
    #BigPinkLink

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    Baby Isabella
    27th February 2017 at 9:44 am

    Good Luck with the transition Hannah! When I’m old enough I want to branch out too….. #BigPinkLink

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    Rach
    27th February 2017 at 9:57 am

    Ah, how exciting! Wishing you all the luck in the world #bigpinklink

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    Anne
    27th February 2017 at 10:32 am

    Congratulations on your new start and I wish you the best of luck. I remember before I started blogging that it wasn’t a good idea to include mum or baby in your blog name if you wanted to stick around because at some point it wouldn’t be relevant. That’s why my blog name is so different, but it was good advice because when I started I was a mum of two young children and a baby, but they are growing up so fast now and I’m no longer a mummy blogger.
    #bigpinklink

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    Amy Downes
    27th February 2017 at 11:18 am

    Welcome Just Hannah Jane, I like it! #bigpinklink

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    Louise Pink Pear Bear
    27th February 2017 at 11:22 am

    Ooooh Hannah how exciting! This is the start of something wonderful and I can’t wait to watch you grow in your new sparkly, glittery direction! Thanks for being my fabbu co-host. #bigpinklink

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    Lucy | Leaning In
    27th February 2017 at 11:27 am

    Good luck with the new name. I’m sure your name change will be just right for you. It’s amazing how a new name can make all the difference. I changed my blog name after a few months of blogging and I have so much more confidence and I am much happier with the new direction. It feels much more ‘me’. I love your logo too. #bigpinklink

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    Susie / S.H.I.T.
    27th February 2017 at 11:29 am

    Really excited for you that you’re taking a new direction in your blog. I’ve been blogging for about 2 seconds compared to you, but I’ve realised in the past few weeks that I have to write what’s exciting for me. otherwise I just have no interest in writing. Sounds like Just Hannah Jane is your thing, and you can take it in whatever direction you want. Good luck! Looking forward to reading it. #bigpinklink

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    Emma me and b make tea
    27th February 2017 at 11:37 am

    good luck on the new start. I often think about this too and it’s difficult when you first start blogging. I just picked my name and got on with it. I spent ages faffing on worrying about it too. I hope the move goes smooth for you! #bigpinklink

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    Cathryn - Little Paper Swans
    27th February 2017 at 12:05 pm

    I love the new look! Hopefully it will help you achieve your dreams!

    Good luck xx

    #BigPinkLink

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    Alison (MadHouseMum)
    27th February 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Change is both hard and exciting. You have a really positive outlook and I am sure your blog will continue to grow. Good luck! Alison x #BigPinkLink

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    Becky | Bringing up the Berneys
    27th February 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Wow what a big leap! I’m sure you’ll do great with it! your heart has to be in it. I hope the transition goes well and you find your happy place again! 🙂 Becky x

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    Swapna
    27th February 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Cheers to a fresh start Hannah!! Your website looks good 😀

    #bigpinklink

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    Nursery Whines
    27th February 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Sometimes become a mother makes you forget you are a person too. Here’s to you celebrating that and farewell to the Ordinary Mum (which I loved btw). There are certainly enough ranters out there, be included. #bigpinklink

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    Mess and Merlot
    27th February 2017 at 2:07 pm

    It’s got a lovely ring to it ‘Just Hannan Jane’ and like you said makes more sense in relation to what way you want to steer your blog – well done for making the change, best of luck! x #BigPinkLink

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    kristin mccarthy
    27th February 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Congrats on your transformation! It must feel great to go through such a metamorphosis as a writer and blogger.

    #bigpinklink

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    five little doves
    27th February 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Wow go you, and yay for your new blog!! I’m looking forward to seeing where this takes you, I’m sure it will be every bit as successful as The diary of an ordinary mum! #bigpinklink

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    This Mum's Life
    27th February 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Loving the banner, and the name Hannah!! I’ll look forward to seeing your new posts, and getting lots of positivity! Sorry if my ranty posts put you off-I know they aren’t for everyone! I love a bit of fairy dust in my life, to soften me around the edges, and I am in awe of your positivity for life!
    #bigpinklink

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      Hannah Jane
      27th February 2017 at 2:37 pm

      Oh no I love your rants lovely, they don’t put me off at all!! I just struggle to write them myself, so I’ll just stick with what I’m good at. Some of my favourite posts to read are a good rant, especially yours xx

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    Aleena
    27th February 2017 at 3:03 pm

    I love that you’ve decided to kind of re-claim your blog! I’m really looking forward toreading your upcoming posts. x #BigPinkLink

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    Daddy Poppins
    27th February 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Best of luck with the big rebrand. It looks great.

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    Beth Owen
    27th February 2017 at 5:50 pm

    How exciting and love the name. All the best lovely, #bigpinklink

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    MomOfTwoLittleGirls
    27th February 2017 at 6:24 pm

    How exciting! I think this day will come for me too.
    Best of luck! I’m following on Instagram & Twitter already!
    #bigpinklink

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    Brittany | A Mindful Geek
    27th February 2017 at 7:40 pm

    I am a brand new follower and excited to see you grow already! Good luck with everything Hannah! #bigpinklink

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    Lisa | Pass The Prosecco Please
    27th February 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Ahhh congrats on the new name xx #bigpinklink

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    Left Back
    27th February 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Good luck with your new direction #bigpinklink

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    Amy & Tots
    27th February 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Very exciting and I love your header! It’s so cute! #bigpinkpink

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    Louise
    27th February 2017 at 9:29 pm

    I love the new look, looking forward to reading your posts! Your logo/header is brilliant! #bigpinklink

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    Yvonne
    27th February 2017 at 9:34 pm

    I love that you have taken the step to change your name, I have to admit that I sometimes wonder if I did the right thing with picking my name, I am not sure it will work so well when the kids are older x #bigpinklink

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    Cheryl @ Tea or Wine
    27th February 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Looking good Hannah Jane! Love the new look and the banner, I think the banner sums you up well! Good luck with the journey, look forward to reading more! #BigPinkLink x

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    Jo Sandelson
    27th February 2017 at 9:59 pm

    I wish you the very best with your new name – I expect just as much fabulousness! jo #bigpinklink

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    Become Mum
    27th February 2017 at 10:21 pm

    I’ll look forward to reading the changes. I think our selves are also part of being a mum! #bigpinklink

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    jeremy -thirstydaddy
    28th February 2017 at 2:37 am

    Good for you. It didn’t take me long to realize that I was going to write about a lot more than just my kids. I think its good to just be yourself and write about things that you care about – not just what you think you should to fit into a niche. Best of luck going forward #bigpinklink

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    Katrina
    28th February 2017 at 4:10 am

    I’m new here, and I’m looking forward to following your blog. Love the name! #bigpinklink

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    Jessich
    28th February 2017 at 5:28 am

    This is a great idea, I am so happy that you’ve made such a big move. I wish you the best of luck sweetie ! #bigpinklink

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    Tooting Mama
    28th February 2017 at 8:25 am

    Way to go girl! Looks like you’ve found your true voice and that’s amazing. I’m looking forward to catching up with you again! #bigpinklink

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    Tooting Mama
    28th February 2017 at 8:25 am

    Way to go girl! Looks like you’ve found your true voice and that’s amazing. I’m looking forward to catching up with you again! #bigpinklink

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    Tabitha Siklos
    28th February 2017 at 9:46 am

    Congratulations on the new branding – very exciting! Good luck with it #bigpinklink

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    From Day Dot
    28th February 2017 at 11:52 am

    Fabulous! I have enough rants in me for both of us, so I’ll enjoy reading your positive posts all the more! Well done for making the change! #bigpinklink

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    Alana - Burnished Chaos
    28th February 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Wow, well done for making the leap. I purposefully kept the word mum out of my blog name as I knew I wanted to write about more things. Loving the new look and name x
    #Bigpinklink

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    Meg
    28th February 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Good luck with the name change! Hope you get time to rediscover all the things that make you ‘you’. So important for parents to do that even though it’s hard x #bigpinklink

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    Laura - Autumn's Mummy
    28th February 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Good luck with the name change, I’m loving the new branding! #BigPinkLink

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    Tracey Abrahams
    28th February 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Youre a blogging butterfly, fully transformed and ready to spread your wings. Congratulations on the new style blog and I hope it continues to go from strength to strength.
    #bigpinklink

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    Mrs Lighty
    28th February 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Ah I thought you must’ve changed your name when I was looking to tweet you after #BigPinkLink the other day! Looking forward to hearing more from you and reading about all of your new adventures! xxx

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    thishappenedtometoday (Michelle)
    28th February 2017 at 9:40 pm

    This is great, what a journey you’ve been on and now this is the next chapter, you must be very excited. I love the artwork by the way. Good luck. #BigPinkLInk

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    Tubbs
    28th February 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Good luck with the new name and the new direction 🙂 Really exciting! I love the name and the drawing #bigpinklink

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    Becky Clark
    28th February 2017 at 11:07 pm

    What a brace and exciting new venture! Good luck #bigpinklink

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    Peachy and her Mommy
    1st March 2017 at 7:06 am

    I don’t do rants either. Good for you on sticking to what makes you happy. I’m sure the new name will suit your writing better. #bigpinklink

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    Pen
    1st March 2017 at 7:29 am

    Congratulations.i love the new name and the new design. #bigpinklink

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    Pen
    1st March 2017 at 7:29 am

    Congratulations.i love the new name and the new design. #bigpinklink

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    Jo - Mother of Teenagers
    1st March 2017 at 9:10 am

    Oh Hannah it is great that you have sat back and thought about what you want to get out of your blog and where you want to pitch it. You seem very focused. Good luck with the new direction. #bigpinklink

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    Susie at This Is Me Now
    2nd March 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Oh good luck! I think it looks and sounds great. I chose not to include the word mum/Mummy in my blog name as I was very aware that these baby/toddler days won’t live forever and I also wanted to write about my interests. Good luck and yay for being positive! #Bigpinklink

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    Mrs Mummy Harris
    3rd March 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Congrats on the rebrand! The site looks brilliant and your logo is stunning! Looking forward to reading more of your work as Just Hannah Jane! #bigpinklink

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    Mummy and the Mexicans
    5th March 2017 at 7:07 am

    Good luck with the new name and congratulations on taking that step, it’s important to keep hold of who you are and write about what you’re passionate about, regardless of whether it fits into a niche or not! #bigpinklink

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    Abbie
    8th March 2017 at 8:27 am

    Oh I love this idea Hannah! It’s so true that there is more to us than just being mums and it’s nice to be able to blog about other things too. I certainly will still be reading! 🙂 x

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