I’ve been toying with the idea of making a few changes on WF4K for some time. I went into the Problogger Conference this weekend with my mind open to change, whether that be big or small. My number one objective was to walk out finally deciding whether I was going to give the blog a complete revamp, including a new name. I didn’t walk out confident that I had made a decision, in fact I walked out much more confused.
I was by no means lost though. I drove home energised, inspired and ready to act on the direction I’ve been wanting to take WF4K. Here’s what I’d like to change (and I’m really hoping you’ll like these changes too).
More than just wildlife activities.
I adore writing about wildlife education and designing printables and activities to help inspire a love of animals in children, however that’s not all I want to write about. I’d love to have more room to share other ideas I’m passionate about like camping, nature craft and outdoor activities. Those themes may not quite fit the title of this blog perfectly but loving nature and the outdoors go hand in hand with loving wildlife. I know, because that’s how my love of wildlife was born. Here’s a sneak peek of a nature craft to come.
Showing more of myself.
I’ve been asked a few times to tell the story of how I came to be so passionate about wildlife education. I’d love to share that story with you and some (funny and slightly cheeky) zoo stories that I’ve had over the years. My blog is written for parents and I’ve decided it’s okay to add some posts that are specifically for you to enjoy. I’m hoping my snippets of embarrassing stories will lend themselves to you telling me your memorable (and perhaps funny) wildlife interactions too.
Inspiring products for parents.
This won’t mean more sponsored posts but more posts on books and items I find that have inspired me within the broader theme of nature, wildlife, pets, getting outdoors and camping. I’d love to show off these earrings, for example, that I bought for the conference.
These earrings made me feel attached to nature even though I spent two days in a room filling my brain with digital knowledge about blogging. I’d love to write more on what may empower you to feel closer to nature and what we, as parents, might love to find out more about. Requests very welcome!
Fun Wildlife Activities for Kids
WF4K will still be filled with just that, activities for children surrounding wildlife education and appreciation. I want to assure you that this will always be the key feature of this website. It’s my passion and you couldn’t stop me producing the kind of content I’ve been writing for these past two years because I’ve enjoyed all of it. I’m only changing because I need more variety.
It’s important to me to make more of a difference to the environment through WF4K. I’m not sure how I can do that yet but I do have a few little ideas sprouting in the right side of my brain thanks to a wonderful presentation at the Problogger Conference by Clare Bowditch. I’ll keep you posted.
It turns out that the conference did do its job by cementing the future content direction of WF4K. My ultimate conundrum was the name of the blog. I’m still yet to make a final decision on a complete blog name change. For now, I’m content with finally letting myself out of the box that I’ve kept myself in for two years. I’m just hoping you’ll join me for the changes.
What are you looking forward to seeing on WF4K?