Since Taylor Otwell and Jeffrey Way announced Laravel 4.3 (later 5) release in November 2014 everyone was eager to work with it and I know a lot of people already starting project using it since September, others even since August 2014.
Before you move to Laravel 5 there are few things you need to keep in mind:
Life of an Web Developer comes with a lot of challenges, some might be good to improve skills, some might keep you on hold from not working on what you should.
There are a lot of blogging tools available but if you are a Laravel fanatic as I am, I suggest you use [Wardrobe CMS] (http://www.wardrobecms.com) which stands for "Minimal Blogging Application". And it really is.