Recently, since the weather turned dark and cold, I’ve become a bit dismayed with both blogging and cooking. Just as with my good fried Chef Dennis I work extremely long hours and have very limited time to cook any food let alone photograph it.
So, while the light and time still suck, to revitalize my interest in blogging I’ve been looking at changing my blog theme. Since I started blogging in English (I used to blog in Chinese) I’ve been using a theme we bought from Themeforest called Unite, made by a developer called Parallelus. While it looks professional it looks too professional, I wanted something more personal.
I’ve wanted a new theme for my blog for a very long time and a pink blog theme has always been my dream since I started blogging. Neither Chris or I are trained in web design and developing and although Chris knows some CSS/HTML he doesn’t have the time to sit down and really learn how to create a WordPress theme from scratch.
We spent quite a bit of time searching online and we found one WordPress Consultant in the US who makes stunning themes but charges in the region of $2000-3000 a theme, which is too much. Chris then found this amazing theme company called DIYThemes who created a theme called Thesis.
The thing that really stood out to us is the level of customisation possible with this theme. You can really change virtually anything you want in terms of layouts, colours, etc without needing any coding. It’s also optimised way beyond anything we’ve seen elsewhere for SEO. Because of this awesome theme I can now finally own what is for now the perfect blog theme for myself. It’s “pink”!!! My favourite colour!!!
(You can see the difference compare with these 2 photos so you can tell the thesis theme can actually allow you to do a lot of changes. )
People who follow my blog have also heard me talk about wanting to change my blog a bit. I have to admit I’m that kind of person who can’t always keep doing the same thing and live the same routine every day, it drives me nuts!
So it’s time for me and my blog to have new change and it’s start from this new theme. If you remember I cooked Souvlaki for my blog a month or so ago and you’ll also remember I work in one of the busiest and most famous restaurants in Edinburgh. From now on this blog will still be mainly about Eastern food but I’ll also start cooking Western food that I have learnt from my time working as a chef.
Your new blog is so cute:) I’m glad you are not giving up blogging and just needed a little change. There is nothing wrong with that, it’s how I like to keep things interesting. I always look forward to all of your recipes both Asian and the new coming western food. Cheers to a great coming new year and your new blog!
I’m just like you. Always need something new to keep things or even life interesting. I love Chinese and Taiwanese food but sometime share some western food recipes could be fun to me. Wish you the best in your part of world and a wonderful new year. 🙂
Wow, I love the new look!! It’s so pink and so you!!
Thanks so much for the shout out! It is hard for working chefs to find the time to needed to really keep our blogs up and running, but somehow we do. I just found a solution to my lighting in a pair of lowel Ego’s, there is also a few links on how to build them or buy them for a bit less than I paid. They have been working pretty well!
Hope you have a Happy and Healthy New Year my friend and don’t work to hard.
Thank you for let me know about the lowel ego. Hope you have a great new year. Keep in touch!
Loving the new look!!! SOOOOO pretty 🙂
Thank you very much for your comment. 🙂