Phew! It’s finally finished. If I have to look at another piece of PHP or CSS coding in the near future, I shall scream (or poke my eyes out).

It’s been a VERY long time coming for this revamp. In fact, I think I had my old theme for a good 3/4 years (albeit with constant tweaks!) and even though it was pretty, I always wanted something MORE.

This is MORE. It’s more minimal than my old theme, more grown up, easier to navigate, more quicker & more me. It also has lots of snazzy features which I’ll highlight in the coming days 🙂

This time around I didn’t fully hand code the theme. I used a premade theme by Boost Developers & heavily (and I mean HEAVILY) hacked it to pieces to become what you see in front of you. I love it & I hope you do too!

I started blogging in 1999 but it wasn’t until 2003 that Ananyah was born. Yes, my website is 10 years old this year. That is why I thought it was time for a complete overhaul!

Over the 10 years: I’ve been hacked, deleted years of posts in a rage, quit for a few months, had a hate website created about me, became popular (& not so), met fellow bloggers, my identity was outed to my family & I carved a direction for myself.

Gone were the truly personal blog posts that sometimes I wish I could still write & hello to lifestyle blog posts which now define me as a person. I am my blog. My blog is me. It’s been a huge part of my life for 10 years & I do not see that changing anytime soon.

Let me know what you think!


  1. Hope I’ve put my bits in the right boxes – not sure if the comment form is showing up properly (using Chrome on Windows – am at work).

    Other than that, I love it! I’m yet to find the perfect theme which will present my blog in a “magazine” style, highlighting the different types of content I create for different audiences. I might be studying this in some detail…


    • ananyah Reply

      you did! I forgot to disable that plugin LOL it’s been a pain in the butt!

      It’s taken me so so long to find a base theme that I liked enough to hack to pieces. I’m finally happy! easier to filter the content so those who don’t want to read all about food, don’t need to lol 🙂

  2. Loving what you did with it but needs a bit of tweaks the comment form isn’t that great here on Chrome.

  3. Your blog is looking absolutely fantastic. Super slick and professional but still has personality, not an easy thing to do. I really like alienWP’s core themes to hack to pieces as you described, it’s what I used for GOG, although that was a bit of a rush job so I’m not yet as happy with it as hopefully I one day will be. But content is king! 😀

    By the way, one small suggestion – you have this lovely bespoke website, but your favicon.ico is still default wordpress! I know not many people would notice/care, but it’s easy to rectify and a nice detail! 🙂

    • ananyah Reply

      thanks so much for your comment 😀 I love your site too! I set up the .ico at the same time as launch but it doesn’t seem to have “added” itself. need to do some more coding lol

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