New Year New Look On The Blog

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New year. New look. After seven years of blogging via Blogger, I finally switched to WordPress.

I have been meaning to do this for the longest time but was afraid to do it but like I always say, the more we push our plans further, the farther we are in achieving our goals.  So to welcome 2018, I did it with much gusto! I have a lot of evergreen content and creative plans in mind but I cannot do it unless I begin with a design revamp and SEO-enriched site. I still have a lot to learn about WordPress so even if it means sacrificing my treasured weekends and weeknights to sharpening my saw, I am glad to take this personal challenge! I owe it to you my dear readers. You were there for me since day one. You’ve seen my crappy photos evolved, watched me aged, embraced a compassionate lifestyle.

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My focus this year is to create engaging content centered on vegan lifestyle. As some of you know, I have been on a plant-based diet for over a decade initially as a personal challenge, I willed it, done it and so far reaping the rewards, health-wise. Then I fully embraced veganism last year driven by deep compassion to our beloved animals, it’s the reason why you don’t see me posting any brands or products made from animal or its byproducts anymore. This decision is the most liberating ever, given that my lifestyle now is fully aligned from the food I eat to products I use or wear. I’m going to tell you that I was met with resistance and insult by some people I know but it didn’t faze me because this is my life, my health. Highlight of 2017? my husband (ultimate carnivore) turned vegan in August, out of his own freewill, and never looked back. To those considering to transition or try the amazing benefits of plant-based diet, I wrote a complete 101 guide on the blog last year. You will also see my ten-year journey, how I started and why.

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So moving forward, expect to see some recipes and more fitness or health-related topics doused in between my other passions: beauty and fashion. Once again, mahalo nui loa for your continued support.

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29 Comments

  1. January 5, 2018 / 7:31 am

    I’m reading your post on mobile, and it looks so clean, modern – well-designed! I love the carousel. What theme are you using? Wonderful ✨👌🏻

    • thefabzilla
      January 5, 2018 / 9:52 am

      Thanks much. I used pipdi, Madeline if I am not mistaken

  2. Norah
    January 5, 2018 / 9:01 am

    I love it! And I’ll be looking forward to this new exciting content. Congrats on WP move, it is awesome.

    • thefabzilla
      January 5, 2018 / 9:51 am

      Thanks so much. I still have a lot to learn about WordPress but I am really happy to have taken this next step

  3. January 5, 2018 / 9:14 am

    This is such an inspiring post, and I think that this is an enviable lifestyle decision! I was vegan for quite a while, but haven’t been for a while.

    • thefabzilla
      January 5, 2018 / 9:54 am

      Thanks so much! Maybe you can try again? Much love!

  4. Tammy S
    January 5, 2018 / 9:24 am

    I love the new look! It’s easy to navigate and the picture quality is So much better!
    I’m sure you will be a pro at WordPress in no time!
    Congrats on the New Layout!

    • thefabzilla
      January 5, 2018 / 9:53 am

      Thanks so much Tammy. Will be spending my weekends and weeknights learning this….

    • thefabzilla
      January 5, 2018 / 1:29 pm

      Mahalo

  5. 25 Sweetpeas
    January 5, 2018 / 1:50 pm

    It looks so nice! Now I want to go redo everything, but I do that way to often!

    • thefabzilla
      January 5, 2018 / 3:49 pm

      Thanks much!

  6. January 5, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    I love the redesign. Great job!

    • thefabzilla
      January 5, 2018 / 3:49 pm

      Mahalo!

  7. January 5, 2018 / 6:31 pm

    Great redesign. If you remember from years ago I complimented you on your old one and I still like it but I understand that fresh is best.

    • thefabzilla
      January 5, 2018 / 11:45 pm

      Thanks much. This migration to WP and the whole redesign motivate me to do better

  8. January 5, 2018 / 7:17 pm

    I really like the large photos – it makes your blog look super modern!

    • thefabzilla
      January 5, 2018 / 11:44 pm

      Thank you so much. This is something I have envisioned. Glad I took the plunge.

  9. January 5, 2018 / 9:25 pm

    Congratulations on moving to WP! It took me forever to move too, but in retrospect, I am so glad I did. I regret not doing it sooner 🙂 Your new website design looks beautiful!

    • thefabzilla
      January 5, 2018 / 11:43 pm

      Thanks so much. Now on to learning new stuff!

  10. January 6, 2018 / 5:55 am

    Congrats on making the move to WordPress. I did it several years ago and haven’t regretted. I viewed your site on both mobile and desktop versions of Chrome and it looks amazing!

    • thefabzilla
      January 6, 2018 / 5:24 pm

      Thanks so much! Im glad to know it looks good on both ends.

  11. January 6, 2018 / 8:46 am

    Neat! Congrats on the new year – new look! I know there are some great reads out there on how to use WP and make it work for you!

    • thefabzilla
      January 6, 2018 / 5:24 pm

      Thanks much!

  12. January 7, 2018 / 12:25 pm

    Love the polkadot outfit – and I know you are going to love WP!! Congrats!

  13. January 8, 2018 / 3:36 pm

    Your blog’s new look is great! I need to give my own blog a makeover; I’ve been telling myself to redesign for years now. Here’s to blogging in 2018!

    • thefabzilla
      January 8, 2018 / 3:38 pm

      Thanks much! I finally made it happen because I have been thinking about it for many years too

  14. January 13, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    Ahhhhh I love how it turned out! It’s so clean and fresh and totally you!

    • thefabzilla
      January 13, 2018 / 10:29 pm

      Thanks so much

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