Since I announced my plans to rebrand my blog a few weeks back, I feel like many of you have been on pins and needles, waiting with bated breath for me to tell you my new blog name. Well, you have all been good boys and girls this year so I am giving you all a Christmas present. I will reveal my new blog name in this post!
I am shaking with excitement as I write this post about my new blog name. It feels like this is the NO TURNING BACK point! Re-branding is a big job and you spend a lot of time pondering and brainstorming. It is a super exciting and nerve-racking process. I decided to do it without everything being finalized. Why do you ask? Because if you wait for every item to be ready, that day will never come. So I am jumping into the process publicly and I hope we will all learn from my experience.
Why change names?
Cheap Ethnic Eatz will have seen the light of day for 8 1/2 years. When Cheap Ethnic Eatz was a dinner group the name worked fine. It was self-explanatory: we went to affordable exotic restaurants. Without the dinner group, the name always felt a little off. Cheap: kinda negative. Ethnic: kinda off-putting for some potential new readers. The only world I still liked was Eatz.
So my blog M.O. is not changing. It will still be about discovering the different cuisines, ingredients, and flavors found in dishes from around the world. I will further develop a new section dedicated to Montreal as well for those who may come to visit one day. But in the end what really prompted the re-branding decision was the current name. I wanted a sleek, modern and sophisticated name.
Stop making us wait, what is the new blog name?
What will be my new blog name? Have I made you wait long enough hi hi? It will be…
Culture and Eatz coming together as one word.
I am so in smitten with it.
What do you think?
The new Logo
The logo will be a work in progress but I am thrilled with this first version. I originally envisioned a new blog name with the word “fork” in it, like to the point that I was window-shopping for original forks on Ebay for inspiration. When I dropped the idea of a domain with the word “fork” I set that concept aside. But I really liked the idea of a fork.
When I settled on CulturEatz I started playing around with logo ideas and thought of keeping it all text except for the shared ‘E’. I google ‘eats logos’ and wouldn’t you know it, I saw a few forks used to represent the ‘E’ so I played with my own design. And notice how the outside of the E mimics the C in culture? I am really happy with this first proof.
Do you like the new logo?
What should you, the reader, expect next?
Cheap Ethnic Eatz will move to CulturEatz in early January 2016.
What a wonderful way to start the new year. My first post of 2016 will be on CulturEatz! When you will visit CheapEthnicEatz for the first time in January you will be taken CulturEatz.com as if by magic. Save the new link now! If all goes well, every post and URL will be permanently redirected to CultureEatz. All forms of subscriptions (newsletters, RSS feed, new post email notification, Bloglovin, etc) should still advise you of new posts on the new domain. If subscriptions are no following through please advise me at cultureatz [at] gmail [dot] com
The only thing I will change right away will be all my social media accounts. Call me paranoid but I read some losers steal social profile names of bloggers who announce their name changes. I will just do this step right away.Check out the 7 Blogging Mistakes You Should Avoid
This is just the beginning, we have a lot of designing to do.
Over the next coming months, I will make a lot of visual changes to the new blog. Change of template, play with fonts and presentations. And you get to see it all happen. I would love your feedback along the way. No rush, I want to get it just right and it will take time. But that is part of the fun.
I feel so elated to share this new name with you. Of course, I feel sad to move away from Cheap Ethnic Eatz but the future is filled with new possibilities!
I could not do this without you, my readers. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for checking out my latest posts and all your amazing encouragement. Happy Holidays!
Good luck with this change! Like your new logo
Have a Prosperous and Happy New Year to you and your family!
Thank you Raymund! The site has moved already so I am very excited. Glad you like the logo! Happy New Year to you and your family as well!
I love the new logo!! Good luck with the change – although I don’t think you’ll need any luck at all.
Oh thank you Maureen for such a great encouragement 🙂
Congratulations! Love the new logo and branding and look forward to reading your new recipes in 2016. Good luck with all of the changes!
Thank you Bam and so happy you like the coming changes. Happy New Year!
all the best for the new name, happy new year
Thank you so much for the comment Rebecca and and Happy New Year!
Congrats Evelyne and I look forward to watching where your new direction takes you!
Thank you Mardi and Happy New Year!
Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas to you my dear, what a beautiful present you gave us. I’m still struggling too.. very scared… of changing the name and everything and I really mean EVERYTHING about my site. Loved your logo so cute… wishing you best of luck.
Merry Christmas Amira and thank you so much. Go ahead and take the plunge, you can rebrand too!
Congratulations Evelyne on re branding your blog. It is a very exciting procedure! I hope this new baby of yours to grow and prosper! I would like to wish to you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year full of sweet and savory delicacies in your new home!
Thank you so much Katerina for your encouragement and such kind words. I wish you also a magnificent Happy New year for 2016!
You should have seen me Evelyne, I am sitting here clapping for you. I am so excited for your rebranding process. And I am loving the name. Next year will definitely be a year to watch you. Can’t wait. I hope you had an amazing Christmas.
Kia / KTS
Thank you Kia and thank you for giving me that extra push to decide to go ahead with my rebrand. it was your rebrand process that tipped the scales in my decision process. So happy you are loving it so far.
Well done on the rebranding so far!
Thank you Tandy 🙂
Congratulations and wishing you a very Happy New year!!
Thank you Asmita and Happy New year Asmita!
Congratulations Eve! A very bold move but you definitely know your blog best and you know what direction you’ll be taking it in. I can’t wait to read more 😀 Happy Holidays lovely!!
Thank you Lorraine. I know this is the right move for sure and I am so thrilled. Thanks for your ongoing support!
I’m looking forward to reading your first post on your new domain! So exciting!
Thanks Liz I cannot wait either! 🙂
I love the new name! It’s very versatile – it doesn’t box you in to “Cheap” or “Ethnic”, and sounds so much more professional. Great brand and awesome new logo as well! Congratulations!
Thank you Melanie, and that was the goal! Glad you like it so much!
CulturEatz…I love the name. Congratulations, Evelyne.
Thank you Angie so glad you love it, and Happy Holidays
I love the new logo. Merry Christmas Evelyne. I am anxious to see your new ideas blossom.
Thank you so much Wendy and Merry Christmas!