Hi! Welcome to Chapter 22. My shiny new blog and I couldn’t be happier. For those of you that don’t know me yet. My name is Lisanne, I’m 21 years old and I’m from The Netherlands. No, I don’t live in Amsterdam, I don’t wear wooden clogs, and I’m not surrounded by tulips… let’s just get the clichés out of the way, shall we?! This is not my first blog, I have had multiple before (in Dutch) but it does feel like it is my first blog with a clear vision and idea behind it.
What can you expect here?
Chapter 22 is my personal music & lifestyle blog. Those are the two main subjects on the blog. But I will say that I’m probably going to write about anything I like. Which is OK, since lifestyle is a very broad subject. One day I might write a post about my favourite albums and another day I might do a book review and yet another I could write about how my week has been or what I’ve bought. It could be anything really. You can already have a little taste of what you can expect here. I’ve already put up a couple of posts that I took from my old blog;
What’s in a name?
When I finally decided that I was going to start a new blog, naming it was actually one of the most difficult stages in the process. Finding a name that suits both me and the blog is one thing, but then you also have to make sure that there is a domain available and that there isn’t an existing company or brand using it. It was such a struggle. I loved the name Chapter 22 right away, but the domain was already taken and the handles on Social Media such as Instagram as well. I felt like I had to let it go and come up with something else. But I kept coming back to it, I just couldn’t let it go. And then I decided to register chaptertwentytwo.com which luckily wás available. And then on social media, I went with the handle chaptrtwentytwo. Maybe not perfect, but I just had to go with Chapter 22. Why? I wanted to do something with the word ‘chapter’. One of the reasons being that I love reading so much and books are such a big part of my life, but also because I strongly feel like this blog is a new chapter in my life, a new adventure. And then I just kind of stuck 22 to it. I actually like the number, but I’m also turning 22 soon. It just felt nice to name my blog after the period of time I created it. I know I’m not going to be 22 forever, hell I’m not even 22 yet, but it does feel good to attach my blog name to this time in my life.
Of course, I’m also on social media, as I said before my handle being chaptrtwentytwo across almost all platforms. Besides blogging I’m also going to try to make YouTube videos. I already have a couple up, ones that I’ve taken from my old channel like a Harry Styles album reaction video, and a couple of concert videos. Then the most important channel for me will be Instagram. I love taking pictures and I’m quite excited to start a completely new account. I also have Twitter, Facebook, Bloglovin, Spotify and Pinterest. I’m not sure if I’ll use Facebook a lot, but I have made a page. I just feel that it’s not the best platform. Pinterest is something I had before, but never really used. I want to try and use it a lot more.
Bear with me on this new adventure! I’d love to hear what you think so far of the name, the layout, the concept and if there is anything you want me to write about, do let me know! If you want to read a little bit more about why I created a new blog and how that came to be; I’ve written a post about it, that you can read here.