New year, new look!

My first blog post for 2018 is all about…drum roll please…

Since late last year, I’ve been tinkering with the idea of changing the theme of this blog. But there were many things going on in my life that it was the last thing I should be doing. I had major projects that required focused attention. So I pushed the blog project to the back burner, aiming to get it done just in time for my blog’s upcoming 4th birthday in April.

“But April is still months away!” said this teeny voice in my head. I already found two themes that caught my eye (Kahuna and Anima by Cryout Creations). What was I waiting for?

SnapHappy Foodie has looked like this *points to the image below* since it started in 2014. That’s three years!

Ye old look!

Don’t get me wrong. I still like how it looks…so cute! I’ve put in so much love and effort with my sister Lynn’s help. But the truth is, it’s begging for a makeover. But is it a makeover for the sake of a makeover?

No. It was time for change. 2017 was a year of major change for me, which led to an awesome start to my 2018. I wanted this blog to reflect that too. So what’s the rush?

Last night, after trying out Sri Lankan food for the first time ever (blog post to follow!), I decided to bite the bullet. Just do it. Stop overthinking. I want to refresh SnapHappy Foodie and I’m going to do it. For goodness’ sake, it’s just a blog theme change, not a major overhaul anyway.

Sometimes it’s so easy to overthink things that you don’t even start doing what you want. Trust me, my attention to detail gets miscontrued as being finicky and fussy, but I know the downside of it. As the saying goes, “the devil is in the details”. Something might look simple, but it’s not – it’s actually more complicated than you initially thought. Which leads to you to this long-drawn-out path of getting so caught up in the details that you end up doing nothing. Then again, it wasn’t as if it was my first time to change blog themes (it wasn’t). I’ve done that in my own non-food blogs before.

Since I just worked on this change last night till early this morning, there are still plenty of tweaks to make. It’s definitely a work in progress. But I’m sharing it already here because the fact that I finally did it is a good thing. That’s not a bad way to start 2018.

What do you think?

8 Comments

  1. I like it! But honestly, I had to log in on my laptop because I couldn’t see the difference on my phone where I typically peruse most of the blogs that I follow.

    2018 certainly has A LOT of changes for you! Enjoy the new look and happy new year!

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