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change and focus

January 17th, 2012 | 7 Comments »

See anything new???

A new year is a good time for change. And a good time for a re-design, whether with your life, or with your blog. I’ve been swerving back and forth over the past year on what the focus of this blog really is, and it’s pretty clear that it’s been changing a lot. It’s gone from strictly recipe focused to opening the door, just a glimpse, in to what goes on in my head, my heart and my life. So it’s really not a food blog any longer. But yet, it still is.

My on-line friend Lisa posted something today that blew me backwards a bit. And when I righted myself, and read it again and again, it sank it’s teeth in to me and held tight. She’s gotten so far away from where her blog had originated that she contemplated shutting it down. {{and haven’t we ALL been there, at least once or twice??}} But then a friend of hers said “This space has become more of a savings account for things you like, rather than purely recipes as it was.”

Well, that’s what blew me backwards because it was exactly what my mind was trying to find in regards to this space of mine. So, in addition to a new, fresh and modern look, with some more muted color schemes, I also changed the tagline of the blog. See it over there on the upper right side? It used to say ‘the evocative fare and delicious stories of a passionate cook’.

Now it just says what this treasured space of mine has become: a blog of food and life. Because when it comes down to it, there is no life without good food. And there is no good food without a richly varied life.

I’ll be updating the Recipe Index a bit more too, but to start, I wiped it clean of really old posts, with recipes that are no longer relevant, and photos that made me cringe. If you go searching my site for a recipe, I want it to be the best one I can offer as that’s the least I can do. And if you ever come across a dead link, please let me know and I’ll set it right again.

We’ve also got icons for my Facebook page if you wish to keep updated on my posts that way, and another one so you can come and hang out with me on Twitter.

Ready for another spectacular year?? I am!!


7 responses to “change and focus”

  1. Jayne says:

    I love the new look! How do you get the moving picture at the top? It all looks great!

  2. Looks amazing, Kate! The change was imminent — I think it’s a great fit for you. Congratulations!

  3. I love the new design! So clean and fresh. I love food, but learning about the people behind the food is what makes reading a blog fun. Excited to see more this year.

  4. Amy P. says:

    Looks great, Kate! Very clean, and the rotating photos in the banner are fun. Excited to see how the blog evolves!

  5. Angharad says:

    Congratulations Kate, it looks just lovely!

  6. Crystal says:

    Kate, I’m so there with you! You’ll see my changes soon, but I’m still working them through in my head (and on paper). It’s crazy when an idea, a thought, a truth becomes clear and you can’t help but act on it.

    I’m excited for your changes and hopefully it will help you continue to grow!