Blog Upgrade: Out with the Old, In with the New

Friday, January 02, 2015
Happy happy 2015 everyone! Hope you had a merry and safe holiday celebration! ✿

In other news... I'm not sure if you've already noticed, but my blog has been revamped! Yay! After about a week of sleepless nights tweaking and testing this new blog design, I'm finally satisfied with how it turned out, despite some still-existing hiccups. It's mobile-responsive, so please give it a try. I calibrated it using my Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 though, so if it looks a little messy on your device, I'd suggest to use the landscape orientation.

New Beginnings

Anyway, I decided to make this more personal-ish post just to make things official -- to mark the end of the older The Purple Doll and the coming of a new, (hopefully) better one. 'Cause not only did I change the blog design and fonts, but there will also be some changes with the content as well. So please hear me on this, will 'ya?

The Purple Doll Mobile Responsive

On food blogging...


I know The Purple Doll has been a restaurant review blog with lifestyle posts injected from time to time. However, as I found myself intolerant (or allergic, if you will) to more types of food, I doubt that I'll be able to churn out as many food and restaurant reviews this coming year. After going through a phase of topical steroid withdrawal (steroid-induced eczema), I've also decided to start being stricter with my diet.

Food Blogging

Don't worry though 'cause I'll still be posting restaurant reviews, though limited, and even recipes of what I cook for myself. So I really hope you can still stick around if you've been an avid reader of my reviews. And thank you so much for being here! o(〃^ᴗ^〃)o

On beauty and fashion...


"What the heck?!" I hope you're not thinking this, 'cause I've already had this thought when I was contemplating on whether to really put up those tags on the blog's navigation menu.

I know I may not be the most knowledgeable person when it comes to beauty and fashion, but these two are things that I also enjoy apart from eating good food. Hair and especially makeup have been passions of mine way before I got into food blogging. And I think it's now a good time to finally share with you the things that I love.

Beauty and Fashion Blogging

Fashion on the other hand, is not something I was truly enthusiastic about until later this year. If you've read my eczema story, then you probably have an idea how I turned to dressing up to make me feel more confident amidst my ugly, flaring skin. And while I'm not in that much itch and pain anymore, though my skin's still uncomfortable, I found myself really excited with putting together outfits and taking OOTDs. Vanity alert! I know, I know.

On everything else...


Since this is already a personal post, let me be totally honest now. I've been losing enthusiasm with blogging from time to time, and I think it doesn't only show with the declining post count per month, but also with my writing.

Blogging

For the past year or so, I've been so set on finishing my backlog and not really trying to find the fun in blogging anymore. But after the Why I've Been MIA post, I somehow got back the motivation to continue blogging. This new blog design and content upgrade have also helped freshen up the slate and restart my gears, so I'm more than excited for the blogging years to come. It totally feels like I'm starting a new blog. Oh, the excitement! ヽ(*⌒∇⌒*)ノ

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I'm so sorry to my manly guy readers 'cause y'all probably cringing right now. I hope even with these changes you can still find something interesting on my blog.

But to my fellow dolls, I hope these blog upgrades will be something you can enjoy. I know I've named this blog The Purple Doll, and I just want to finally, really embody it.

I may have been called a food blogger, but today, I want to just be a blogger who shares all the good things she enjoys. Whether it be food, beauty, fashion, travel and everything in between. No more labels 'cause I can't even tell what kind of a blogger I am now. Chopsuey?

Happy New Year 2015

To my long-time readers, casual visitors, and even first-time stumblers, thank you so much for being here. I wish you'll enjoy my content, or at least find something helpful. (๑>ᴗ<๑) And if you're also needing a fresh new start like I did, I hope you can find that and get restarted soon. It's January of 2015 -- the perfect time to get it kickin' and rollin'. o(^ᴗ~)y

Happy new year, everyone! Cheers to a better, happier and more colorful 2015 to all of us!

Images used on this post are from Google search.

16 comments:

  1. Happy new year Sumi! :) Loved the new design! Very clean yet elegant.

    - From one of your manly guy readers :D

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    1. Haha! Thanks, Allen! ^_^ Happy happy new year! Hope to see you soon! :)

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  2. Cheers to a Happy New Year with a newly revamped blog! =) Love the revamp ;D

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    1. Thanks Stacy! <3 Hope you'll have a wonderful 2015 full of love, happiness and blessings! ^_^ See you soonest!

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  3. Happy 2015! I love the new look of the blog.

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    1. Thanks Lou! Glad you're loving the new change~ ^_^ Happy happy new year!

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  4. Yey! So happy to have you back Sumi! :) And I'm super loving your blog's new look! I also changed mine too! hihihi :) Congrats to us and good luck for 2015! :)

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    1. Thank you, Rhea! Saw your new blog layout nga, loved it as well! ^_^ Yes, let's make the most of 2015! <3

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  5. Its your blog. At the end of the day, this blog should make YOU happy. :) If you are happy, the right people will continue showing you support and loving you. Cheers!

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    1. Thanks for these words of wisdom, Achie K! :) Yes, I hope I'm on the road to even happier blogging. ^_^

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  6. Hey Sumi! I love the redesign you've made! And I know how you feel---I often have spasms of NOT wanting to blog etc. etc. haha but anyhow, I'm glad you're pushing through! Happy new year to you!

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    1. Thanks Aileen! Hope we both get to keep our drive for blogging. Here's to more blog posts! ^_^ Happy new year!

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  7. Happy new year Sumi!! wuhoo! ganda ng new layout mo!! Super like! hihi! Here's to new beginnings :) Looking forward to more of your personal posts hehe! :)

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    1. Happy happy new year, Berylle! Thank you for the kindness and all the bonding sessions last 2014! Cheers to that and more this 2015! :D

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  8. Everyday adobo is boring. So welcome to the chop suey world, baby Sumi! :) #likemamalikebaby Congratulations on your new blog layout. And I look forward to reading new & fresh posts from my baby girl. You know I don't read many blogs. But yours is one of the ones with the kabuluhan. So keep blogging. Love & miss you! :-*

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