Out with the old, in with the new…

If you’re a regular reader of this blog you’ll notice it’s had a refresh, something I’ve been meaning to do for some time.

I’ve been using a Headway theme which I’d bought when I first started the blog. It has been great and super easy to customise. However, around the time the twins were born Headway did a major update. By the time I emerged from my sleep deprived state to even consider looking at the blog I’d ended up too many versions behind and it needed some serious attention under the hood as there was no automated pathway to upgrade to the current version.

Every time I’ve looked at the blog in recent months I’ve just sighed at the need to update it. Then swiftly closed the laptop down and moved on to something less taxing. But in the end, updating the blog turned out to be a task which took less than the twins’ nap time – the new indicator for me of a straightforward task.

Lesson learned: Keep the blog theme simple and stick to WordPress.

In making the updates, I’ve properly linked my social media accounts to the blog. I discovered last year I’d set up an Instagram account back in 2012 but had forgotten all about it – preferring the interaction on Twitter instead – but I’m now very much enjoying IG. I’m keen to discover interesting new Instagram accounts to follow so please do share with me any you enjoy.

If you don’t already follow me on social media, feel free to connect via the following links:

Twitter ID: GlutenFreeMrsD

Instagram ID: GlutenFreeMrsD

I can also be found occasionally on Facebook, Google+, somewhat fleetingly on Pinterest and my blog is on Bloglovin.

And if you have any feedback on the blog refresh, please do leave a comment below…


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  1. December 31, 2015 / 1:49 am

    I like the update. It looks clean and it motivates me. My update has been in progress for the better part of 2015. I really need to fix it up in the new year.

    • December 31, 2015 / 7:58 pm

      Thanks, Erin! I must admit it’s a relief I’ve finally got around to doing the update. It’s been so distracting each time I’ve looked at the blog and thinking about updating it rather than actually posting something! Good luck getting yours sorted.

  2. January 1, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    Like Erin, I need to do the same – in fact, I need to give mine a more major rethink and possibly ‘rebrand’ – and you may well have given me the kick up the proverbial that’s needed!

    • January 1, 2016 / 8:24 pm

      Glad to be of assistance, Alex! Good luck with the redesign.