Whew! It’s been quite a minute since I’ve done a real, live post here on the blog. The holidays were crazy and hectic, plus I had a big exam to study for, so things kind of fell by the wayside. Did you know I couldn’t even read for like a few weeks?! GASP!!!
It was torture! But anyways…
In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve made a few changes in my online life. I’ve finally moved my blog over to a new domain. This was something I’ve wanted to do for the longest time. I was never really happy with the “Confessions” part of my blog, it just didn’t make it unique or stand out in any way and I often cringed at times when I told people my blog name. Throughout the years, the only thing that’s stuck with me was the “Vi3tbabe” moniker and since I couldn’t think of anything I knew I’d like forever that would go along with it, I just stuck with that, plain and simple. Pretty much all of my online personas are under that moniker, except my email & YouTube channel (which I’m peeved about, but that’s neither here nor there).
I also perfected my subtitle, if you want to call it that – “Vietnamese Mom. Lifestyle Blogger. Book Pusher. Moscato Lover.”
You’ll see that pretty much all over the place and if I happen to change up the design and get myself a nice header, I’ll probably try to incorporate that into design some how. As you can see, I also updated the “Welcome” section on the sidebar there. I definitely want to branch out more and start blogging about lifestyle and the Vietnamese culture more again. I hate when the blog gets dominated by once niche/topic and then I get pigeonholed into it and it makes me all claustrophobic and wanting to break free. I’ll also be more selective of the types of promotions and tours I’ll be doing from now on. I want my content to mean something and for people to have a reason to want to visit my blog.
As for as the design goes, I recently got the Tweak Me theme from Ashley at Creative Whim (who also helped me change domains) and I have to say, I’m liking it so far. I think I needed something more simplistic and neat and this fits the bill.
What’s up for me now? Well, I’m slowly getting back into reading and I’ve got a TON of books lined up for reviews. But I also have ideas for a lot of more personal posts too and some exciting things happening in my life that I can’t wait to share with you all. Right now I’m just enjoying my last week home with the family since I’m leaving Sunday for another elective rotation. Things are moving along for me, hopefully in a good way.
So, I hope you like the new look and feel of things around here and I’ll do my best to make my blog stand out and keep you all coming back!