Well, We Moved

WELCOME BACK-ISH!

Ah! I wish I could type as fast as I can talk because I have so much to catch you all up on! First things first – we did move! So, if the new layout looks a little bare, I’m still trying to get the hang of things and I apologize! I was previously writing on WordPress.com but as many of you probably know, you can really only do so much. We decided to take the plunge and move to the self hosted, WordPress.org. Side note: If I seem like I have it all figured out – far from it. I hope I don’t ramble on too much in this post but bare with me – there is some important stuff you don’t want to miss!

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We started the process last Saturday after Chad wanted to move his website to WP, and after really learning about the benefits and the possibilities, I had to do it. Although I know it’s going to be great in the long run, it’s been quite a stressful process. I was so beyond worried that I wasn’t going to be able keep my followers, write directly to you, or create a mess of a website. However there are also a handful of amazing benefits for you that would not have been possible without taking the time and moving our site.

  • EMAILS + POSTS

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    LOOK FOR ME!

The first thing I want to cover with the new WP site is that you will no longer be receiving “emails” every time we publish (I think). BUT – I have set up an even better email system
to the RIGHT →→→ so that you are notified by email every time we share a post. *I do believe you will still be able to see our posts on the WordPress “Reader” tool.

This email list will also be used for any future promotional content such as free e-books, a week
ly newsletter, and much more! I don’t want you to miss out, please subscribe!

And of course we had to call it “The Healthiest Newsletter” because we are the healthiest blog 

  • TOP CONTENT + STATS

Because moving from .com to .org is like practically starting a new website – I wasn’t able to keep any of my previous stats on posts and pages. Your amazing comments are still there – yay! But unfortunately, my “Top Posts” widget is a bit clueless at the moment.

If you want to find any old posts to share or save, you can simply type in any “keyword” from the post in the search bar in the top right corner, and voila!

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An oldie but a goodie! Feta Turkey Meatballs 

  • LIFE UPDATE

Not that moving an entire website and editing everything myself isn’t life!

I got a job working for a natural foods store here in Youngstown! It’s a rare commodity around here but I am beyond excited to be apart of their team. Not only am I around some of my favorite brands all day, but I also get to help with their social media and marketing content! It’s going to be a lot with having a full semester but you know what they say, there will never be a perfect time! – Right?! Hopefully?? 

Now with having the responsibility of another companies social media, blogging and marketing, I realllllllllly need to make sure we are on a set schedule here! My thoughts are every Tuesday & Thursday we will have new content out on the blog. Throughout the week we will have something on Instagram, whether a full post or stories. Let me know what you think of that schedule in the comments below.

With my new healthy job, I think I’m most excited to be able to share some really unique products with you all. If you can imagine a Whole Foods condensed into a store front – that’s what I’m talking about! They have all of their own produce from local farms, homemade peanut butter, and the trendiest brand you can think of. I will finally be able to try Halo Top!IMG_6104.jpg

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Lastly, I just want to thank all of you for making this move possible. If I didn’t think it would benefit you, there wouldn’t have been a reason to go through with it. I want to keep growing and getting better so that one day, our community can speak for itself. I want this to be a place where you can rely on real nutrition information, learn to order a side of fries with your salad, and most importantly love yourself through it all. Also thank YOU for being so incredibly patient and always liking, commenting and sharing – you mean the world to us!

Let me know what you’re thinking about the layout/logo so far! Is it pretty easy to navigate and understand? Do we like the smaller logo?? If there is anything that could be improved, let us know!

{ Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @thehealthiestblog! This is where I really will keep you updated with everyday life, especially with all of the new goodies I will be seeing!

6 thoughts on “We’re Moving! + Life Update”

  1. Yay!!! Congrats! I’ve been pondering making the jump too! .. It’s crazy to think about how time consuming a blog, social media, posting AND having a life really is! Haha!.. I’m so excited for you to have halo top! I went from arctic zero all the time to tasting halo top and now I cant stop! The addiction is real! I’m no lie about to make a little cup of vanilla bean with strawberries and light whip cream!

    I can’t wait to hear your thoughts and to see all the cool products youll be sharing from your new job!

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