It Began With Chocolate Brownies…

It Began With Chocolate Brownies…

On Wednesday it was my boss’s birthday, and I decided to make chocolate brownies to take to work. These raw chocolate brownies that I originally posted the recipe for back in 2013. (They are extremely simple to make, do not require baking and are so delicious – you must make them!)

I knew the recipe was buried deep in the archives of my blog, and I managed to find it. I realise though, that if you didn’t know that the recipe existed, you wouldn’t have searched for it, and you’d never have known it was there. That’s an awful lot of people missing out on delicious chocolate brownies!

The same goes for lots of other things I’ve written about. They’re lost in the depths of the internet. It’s pretty rubbish, not being able to find something unless you already know it exists. I’d like to think that some of that information would be useful to people!

Feeling inspired (and with the extra energy given to me by eating too many offcuts of chocolate brownie) I’ve set about rejigging my site to make it easier for readers to browse through old content. It still looks pretty much the same, but now there are four tabs at the top that link to pages that showcase some of the old archived posts.

The four new categories are:

Minimalism and Simple Living

Real Food and Recipes

Zero Waste

Plastic-Free

They aren’t perfect (I’m not a website developer!) and they don’t list every single post I’ve ever written, but it’s a much more user-friendly way to browse the site. I promise I’m going to work on making the introductory text a bit more exciting!

I hope you like them. Now you have plenty of things to do to keep you occupied this weekend – reading and chocolate-brownie eating! What a perfect way to spend your time! : )

Please give me your feedback! I’d love to hear your thoughts so please let me know any idea or suggestions in the comments below. Do you find the new pages helpful? Are there any categories you feel I’ve missed? Is there any other information you think I could add? I really want to make this site more helpful and user-friendly for you, the reader – so tell me your ideas!

12 Responses to It Began With Chocolate Brownies…

  1. What I really like about your website is that you bring together minimalism, environmentalism, food, no-poo, zero-waste. I always enjoy reading your articles. I think the categories you created are useful. You could also check what key words people have used to get to your website. Perhaps there are more/other words that are good to use as categories.

    • Thanks Annemieke! I do feel like I sit on the boundary of zero waste and minimalism… so many people who want to live a greener lifestyle are natural hoarders (me included) because we hate to waste anything! But that’s no excuse for keeping stuff we don’t need. I think owning less is better for our health as well as giving us more free time (and money!) but it’s finding the balance – how to live with less without relying on disposables!

    • Yes, that’s what I thought! We’ve been having a lot of above 40degree days (no idea what that is in Fahrenheit but let me assure you – it’s hot!) and I couldn’t bear to switch the oven on, so these were perfect : )

  2. You know I bookmarked the brownies when you first shared the recipe but have yet to make them. I love how you organized your posts on their own page, if I can figure out how to do it I may have to copy your idea.

    • You have to make them! : )

      Different themes seem to have different functions. I like Headway because it allows me to customise my site without knowing code. It’s one you have to pay for, though…

  3. You are a gem !! I don’t know how you do it , but you always sharing ideas at the right time . ( in my case anyway ) We having a silent day meditation in two weeks time and I’ve been wondering what can i bake for afternoon tea . You’ve solved my challenge …many thanks .Looking forward to hear from you again .

  4. oooh, yum. sounds like my kind of brownie! gosh, the internet and blogging is such a complex, tricksy beast, i’m still trying to get my head around the most basic of basics!

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