A New Beginning

Roses-New

Welcome back to Sunday Chapter! I know the new website opened on Monday, but I haven’t officially welcomed any of you & I’ve been feeling somewhat disconnected. Some of you may know, I’d been itching to upgrade to self-hosted WordPress for some time now. I think blogger is a great platform to start on, but I’d been on it for years and felt like I’d well and truly outgrown it. I wanted to take it more seriously.

With a bit of web design knowledge behind me (and an abundance of google tutorials), I made the move on my own. I was obviously very naive because I honestly thought it would take me a couple days at most. I was so wrong. A couple weeks later and here we are!

The only thing I regret is not making the switch sooner. The first few days were overwhelming, but after familiarizing myself with WordPress it’s really not so scary at all, and actually quite user-friendly and much more professional. Now I’m sort of in love with it, and it’s brought upon a whole new inspiration for blogging!

Before I go, I wanted to get YOUR input on what you’d like to see around here. Beauty? Lifestyle? Travel? Something more personal? What are your favourite posts?

I’ve also just started up a facebook page (finally, I know) if you want to give it a follow!

I hope you’re all loving the new website, it feels so good to be posting again. Have a great weekend!

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{roadtrip along great ocean road}

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{raw sweets trio at rivers}

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{spring weekends lunching at the food truck park}

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{a lip balm wall of childhood dreams}

  • This really tempts me to move over to WordPress, I love the new look too!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

    • Thank you Jodie! WordPress is amazing if you want to take blogging more seriously! x

  • I love the new look of your blog, it definitely suits your style!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

    • Aw thankyou Tessa! :) x

  • Sahra

    such wonderful photos! and I love your new blog/design! so clean and wonderful!

    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

    • Thanks so much Sahra! :) x

  • Darcy

    The website looks great! Also how fun is that lip gloss wall?!
    http://www.amemoryofus.com

    • Thanks Darcy! Ahh I wanted them all!! haha x

  • Loving the new site! I’ve been thinking about switching to WordPress, and I think you just convinced me. :) Also, that picture of the ocean is AMAZING!

    xo Mandy | A Girl, Obsessed

    • WordPress is incredible! So many more options & features :) Great Ocean rd is my fave place! x

  • Love the changes, and the raw sweets trio, yyumm!

    Jacqui | Halcyon Jar

    • Thank you Jacqui! The raw sweets were so delicious! x

  • OMG I love everything about your new website! It is so beautiful!
    And I would really love to read about a mixture of all the things you suggested above, just do whatever you like!

    xx, Sophie

    • Thanks so much Sophie!! So glad you like it :) x

  • This layout is beautiful, gosh it’s making me want to move too…. Just be inspired to do you girl, have thought and passion with everything <3

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

    • You’re so lovely, thank you so much Lauren! :) x

  • I like your layout, it is really good! Beautiful photos!

    http://www.elabellaworld.com

    • Thanks Ela, so happy you like it :) x

  • Love the new look! I really like your recipes and also lifestyle/personal posts x

    • Thanks Polly! I think I’m headed towards more lifestyle/personal posts :) x

  • I love WP and use it for both my blogs, the plugin and theme options are just amazing!
    Nereyda│ This Girl Is Obsessed

    • I’m obsessed! I can’t believe it took me so long to switch x

    • I use a self-hosted WordPress too and I love it! I keep hearing amazing things about squarespace but I’m pretty content for now!

      Sam xx
      http://www.smart-twenties.com – how to make the most of your twenties

  • Louise

    looks great! I use basic WordPress for my blog http://www.bossandthecity.com

    • Thankyou Louise! :) x

  • Ah I tried to make the move a couple months ago, totally ruined everything and had to back track it all :( Found it much too difficult! x

    Katina | http://www.katinalindaa.com

    • That sucks! WP is amazing once you get used to it, but switching over was the biggest pain! 3 weeks later and I’m still fixing things up lol x

  • Welcome back, Angela <3 <3 <3 I wondering where you've went?! I love the new look it's gorgeous! That lipbalm wall tho. . .my inner child just died of happiness~
    xxx
    She Will Be

    • Aw thank you Sylvia! So glad to be back. I know! I died when I saw the sugar cookie & fudge brownie haha! x

  • Megan Roisin

    The new look is great – you did a wonderful job on your own!

    Megan x

    London Callings

    • Thanks so much Megan, so glad you think so :) x

  • Love the new look! I’m looking forward to lifestyle and travel posts, those are my favorites. Congrats on making the switch!

    http://la-lunavita.blogspot.pe/

    • Thanks so much! I’m working on lots of lifestyle & travel posts :) x

  • I think the site looks great! And I definitely know what you mean. When I changed to wordpress quite a few months ago I was extremely frustrated. I cried, a lot, and wanted to smash my computer when things weren’t working; but, I made it and haven’t regretted the process at all. I love wordpress! :) So congrats on this new step in your blogging life!

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

    • I can definitely relate haha. I’m getting used to it now & can’t ever imagine going back to blogger! Thank you!! x

  • Congrats on the new move Angela! Love the new look xx

    This Damsel Loves Blog

  • Ooooh this is awesome! So happy for you love x

    http://lilliemysel.blogspot.com