Monday, January 16, 2012

this blog is a-changin'

In recent months I've been thinking about changing the focus of my blog.  Admittedly, there isn't currently much of a focus outside the goings on "in my vegan  life", but that's the way I planned it.  I wanted to keep an online scrapbook.  However, I'm ready for a change and I would love your feedback!  I've thought of a couple of themes that I'm excited to blog about and wondered which theme appeals to more readers.

Theme 1: My quest to find the BEST vegan Pad Thai and vegan chai in Portland.
Two of my favorite things.  This is pretty self-explanatory.  I've been on this quest since I've moved here, and thought since I'm searching anyway, I might as well document my experiences to help others!  I would provide reviews and photos of the area's offerings and probably post some recipes too.
Oh man.  This is the best Pad Thai: From Vientiane in West Philly.

Theme 2: My experience as a veganic gardener in the Pacific Northwest.
I love gardening.  And have started documenting my journey from turning a weed-infested outdoor space into the lush permaculture paradise I hope it will be one day.  This is a pretty expansive theme and would cover everything from before/after photos of our patio project to instructional planting posts to product reviews to recipes made from homegrown ingredients and more.  Like the doggle photos?  Well, there'd be more of them in this approach!
Little tomato seedlings from last year.

Whichever theme I go with, I will likely have "random post" days, where I'd post a recipe or a chair makeover or photos from a trip to the coast.  Also, during the Vegan Month of Food, you can expect a departure from the regular theme and instead find recipes galore.

So, what do you think??

20 comments:

  1. Go with the pad thai! The post-10pm pad thai jay at Whiskey Soda Lounge is the best I've found so far.

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    1. Oh, thanks, Mikey! I'll be sure to check that one out!

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  2. Theme 1: That won't do me any good in Canada.
    Theme 2: Vegan gardening, you can blog for years to come! And I (and others) can benefit from this too, no matter where they live!

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    1. Thanks for your vote! I know Theme 1 is pretty location-based, so that makes sense :)

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  3. gardening! or both? i like both.
    xo
    kittee

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  4. I've not had a garden since I was a little girl, but I love living vicariously through you.

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    1. Gardens are fun! And it's also fun to talk about my garden!

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  5. as an avid pad thai fan that is just now getting into chai, i'm thinking you go with theme 1.

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    1. Pad Thai and chai, what could be better?

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  6. oh wow, I'd love to read a veganic gardening blog! Pad Thai is all well and good too though, even though I'm nowhere near PDX.

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    1. Cool! Sounds like we agree that there should be more veganic gardening blogs!

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  7. Gardening! However, theme 1 would be fun too.

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  8. I particularly like the rhyme in the first one, but I don't see why you couldn't do both! In My Vegan Life could just take a couple of new turns.

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    1. Ha! Thanks for your in-person encouragement too!

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  9. As I am working on being a veganic gardener myself, I vote for that one. Especially since I can't get enough of the adorable doggie faces.

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    1. I love people who love my dogs! Veganic gardeners unite!

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  10. Hi Amanda. I think you are going to hate my vote but I love your blog the way it is!! I love looking at all your wonderful vegan recipes - these are always my favorite as a veggie foodie. :)

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  11. I would like to see the veganic gardneing. Hope your garden is growing well! Check out my blog at www.veganicvision.com if you get a chance. I would love to collaborate with you on a blog post or two. I am looking for a new direction as well.

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