10 Years...Time for a Change


Welcome to the new and improved Stacey Snacks.

I've been blogging for 10 years, wow, hard to believe.

Where does the time go?

When I started this food blog 10 years ago, I was a pioneer.

There were just a few of us blogging daily about food, travel, parenthood, fashion, etc.
Now there seems to be a million bloggers out there, most of them millennials and I can't compete with them (on some levels).

I hate change, always have.

I have the same boring hairstyle; I wear the same makeup since high school; and I have the same husband since college.
But change is good! (so I have been told.....but I'll keep the husband).

Food blogs are becoming a thing of the past.....everyone wants immediate gratification these days......hence the popularity of instagram (which I too, LOVE).

I have gone from posting 6 recipes per week (what am I crazy?), down to 2.

I promised that I would stop blogging when I turned 10, but many of you have asked me to stay.
Thank you for that!

So instead of quitting cold turkey, I will stay for a while....with some changes (what else am I doing?).

I have decided to give my blog a minor facelift (I could use a little nip and tuck myself!).

I will now post 1 quality recipe per week and I will change the format a little.

I hope you like the new Stacey Snacks, it is a little more streamlined.

But it's still me, just without the polka-dot background theme.


Thanks for sticking around.

xoxo

Comments

Mary Reilley said…
Hurray! I'm glad you'll still be around, regardless of the format or content!
Stacey Snacks said…
Thank you Mary! :)

Not sure if I am liking the new theme, but we shall see......
Anonymous said…
Stacey

What a nice surprise this morning! The new look is great!!
I love it and so glad to hear you are sticking around oxo

Michele S. oxo
Amen Kahwajy said…
As the French say, "The more things change, the more they stay the same."
Glad you are still here and will post the new way. You were one 9f the first food blogs I read, and mostly the only one I follow with any regularity. Thank you!
Anonymous said…
Looks great! Glad you're sticking around!
Katie C. said…
Happy anniversary! I really like reading your blog so please keep it up! How you stay so slender is beyond me. Advancing age and a sweet tooth are doing me in ...
Stacey Snacks said…
Katie, Amen, Michele S. and Mary......

Thank you! You all of have been loyal readers for 10 years.....and I appreciate that!

:)
Valerie Suhanosky said…
Would hate to see u go....regardless of how many recipes u post a week ,your blog is wonderful.As one home cook to another I would be sad to not see you everyday!
SarahB said…
I love the new look!! So glad you are sticking around!!!! Hen too! ;)
Anonymous said…
I am so happy that you have decided to stick around, I was really sad when you first wrote about leaving, I have enjoyed your posts for so long you seem like an old friend. Keep up the great work!
Looks fabulous. Keep up the good work. xo, Rosemary
Bebe said…
Our hearts sank when you talked about giving up your blog. I’ll miss your unique look, but your new one is very sleek. Mercifully un-chichi…just like you. You could paint yourself purple and we’d still love you...
Stacey Snacks said…
Bebe,
You are the best! I hope we can meet someday.....you are one of the reasons I still have a food blog!

Merci!

xo Stacey
Elizabeth said…
Great news! Your restaurant tips and recipes/cooking inspiration are some of my favorites.
Rachel said…
Looks fresh!! I love your recipes- please don't stop posting!! You are my go-to on delicious and simple ideas to cook & bake
tc sa said…
Love the new siteđź’•tc
Ginny said…
So glad you are not leaving! Not sure what I would do without your blog. I do love the brief recipes you post on Instagram too. Congratulations on your 10th!
kelly said…
Hearty congrats to you! You've kept at it consistently, and that's far more than I can say for myself. I lost count of just how many times I've fiddled with the way my blog looks over the years. It was 11 years for me this past spring. Time certainly flies.
Diane Hoey said…
Congrats on 10 years and the look of the new site. Thanks for keeping the blog going. I haven't made the jump to Instagram - talk about not liking change - so, glad I can still learn what's hot, happening and yummy from you via the blog. And we need to see that someone is brave enough to bake so many wonderful cakes and treats.
LG O'Connor said…
Yay! Love the new look.
Ciao Chow Linda said…
I love the new, fresh look. I'm glad you haven't given up blogging altogether. Life gets in the way (happily) so blogging once or twice a week makes sense (or even less if need be). Congrats on your ten year blogiversary!
vanessa said…
So glad you're staying! We ordered Dominos last night for the first time ever a la Stacey Snacks & also made Ina's veg tian tonight after seeing yours. You're more influential than you know. I vote for a Stacey Snacks cookbook!
Your blog looks wonderful, Stacy! I am also in need of a blog facelift. It's been over 10 years blogging for me and I feel so old fashioned. Glad you are continuing your blog!
Stacey Snacks said…
Vanessa,
I am cracking up about the Domino's comment! I hope you ordered w/ pepperoni and added fresh basil.

:)
vanessa said…
Yes, and brooklyn style crust! To the T :)
Jennifer said…
It looks gorgeous!!

And food blogs can't be a thing of the past....I still read them all the time - and yours is one of my top 5 favorites!
Anonymous said…
Oh, love the new look, especially the photos of recent blogs!
Sooo happy you’re continuing, you’re such an inspiration to Ubaldo and me here in LA.
No that we’ve moved to an apartment we need you more than ever-it has a European sized kitchen..
Hopefully the search function works as well.
Thank you for your commitment to food and healthy lifestyle, Stacey!
Your West Coast fans for years, Dennee and Ubaldo
Mom said…
I absolutely adore you, your style and your recipes....especially your casual non-fussy approach to your delicious way of cooking. Glad you are sticking around. Don't forget to post a few beautiful antiques once in a while!
Melbourne Girl said…
I'm still here too, although I also follow on Instagram. I think I've been following from almost the beginning. I switched on in 2009 and have loved your recipes and take on food..all strength XX
Diana Heller said…
Happy 10th Anniversary, Stacey! Congratulations on your wonderful blog! So happy you decided to continue! You are well loved by your readers and all who know you. Thank you for continuing to share your gifts! Lots of love to you...XOXO
Anonymous said…
Stacey,
When I first discovered blogs, several years ago, I subscribed to many...too many! I was in my discovery mode! Over the years, I found that only a few really spoke to me on a creative level, whether it be content, knowledge, writing, humor, and, most important, authenticity. You are aces in all those categories. However you change your blog, I know it will be worth reading and joining in the ride. Change however you need, to feel fresh and satisfied, but I hope you never decide to put aside your public voice because it is always worth hearing! Angela Muller
Carol L. said…
Congrats on 10 years Stacey. The new look is wonderful. I too am pleased to hear you will be sticking around . Your blog is very the only one I follow and visit often. I may not always comment but I'm here.
Carol Luciano
Patsy said…
When I saw your subject line this morning, I thought "Oh no! This is the day it ends. :( "
Then I opened the content and got the great news. Yay! You're such at natural at making everyone smile, laugh, and yes, even try figs and kimchee. What would we do without you??
Congratulations and Happy Anniversary.
Anonymous said…
I love your blog! I love your style! Thanks for introducing me to other blogs that you yourself read.
I have prepared many of your recipes- we are having baked fish and peas this week-after the hot dog bash on July 4!

Congratulations!

Stephanie said…
Please don't ever leave. I have many of your recipes that I make on repeat. I've also tried to replicate your creativity in substituting or slightly altering recipes to suit what I have in my cupboard or fridge or what is fresh and local.

Thanks for choosing to remain on the internet. I follow you on Instagram but I would miss you here.

Unknown said…
I love your blog and your recipes . Is there a way to pin them ? it would be so easy to save them.
many thanks, june
Anonymous said…
Stacey- Please stay.... I love your blog and you were one of the first bloggers I followed (and continue to read faithfully)- I don't say much, but love your style and humor. Don't go away !! Wishing you all the best..
Missy said…
The site is beautiful and so - don't be mad - modern! haha. 10 years can feel like a moment in time or a whole lifetime. I'm hungry for more. Thanks for deciding to blog onward to share your cooking, traveling, photos, honest and fun writing. xoxo Missy in The Burgh.
Lali said…
I am so happy you are not leaving. I have been following you for so many years and enjoy your posts. You are my go to when looking for a new recipe...I always say lets see what Stacey has in her archives and usually find what I am looking for. I also have many of your recipes in my repertoire. Thanks for the past 10 years and thanks for hanging around...love the new look too.
Anonymous said…
I look forward to your blog. The recipes (I've made many, trips to Paris and your strait forward opinions. You have a unique blog, happy you are staying for a while more.
Anonymous said…
Glad you are staying - Can we still print - i always loved your printer friendly style.
Stacey Snacks said…
Anon and Unknown,

You can still use pinterest to pin the recipes.......I can do it easier now with the new format.

And regarding printing the recipe.....I removed the "printer friendly" button.....because most people just copy and paste (right click highlight) or pin the recipe these days.

I hope you can figure out how to do it.

xo Stacey
Anonymous said…
Hi there
I am so glad that you are sticking around. I hate change too; especially when it is already good thing! One recipe a week from you is better than none! They new look is great. Thanks for reconsidering.
Rose Blamey
Ginger said…
Thank you, Stacey, and congratulations on your 10-year anniversary. I have followed you for years and will continue to do so. I'm happy for you that you are making a change that gives you more time for other adventures. I will be going to Paris for two weeks in the fall and have saved your information on that lovely city. All good wishes as you explore new paths. Many thanks for the years of joy!
Anonymous said…
Stacey, Please, please don't quit completely. Not only are your recipes fantastic, you are such a great writer, funny, intelligent and unpretentious. I have been following you for years and will continue to do so for as long as you are willing to enlighten ----- and entertain us.
Hefb1 said…
Glad you’re staying! Your blog is always one of my emails I open up and read !( and thoroughly enjoy)
Denise said…
Stacey Snacks is my favorite blog and has the most delicious recipes- many of which I use regularly and share with others. Thank you for choosing to continue your journey with us. You’re wonderful! Brava!
And....Paris is always a good idea.
Sarah said…
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Sarah said…
the new site looks nice, and thanks for sticking around. :)
Love your new look, but the best part is that you'll be staying around. Congratulations on 10 years.
Sam
Anonymous said…
Yay! Thank you for reconsidering, Stacey, we are the better for it!
Anna from Cedar Knolls
I LOVE your new look Stacey, and I cannot believe you even contemplated stopping this gorgeous blog.

Happy 4th July

Big hugs from Normandy

Sharon

xoxox
Stace, I just saw your new look, I love it, so fresh looking! I'm also very happy you're sticking around and easing up on your posting, quality over quantity like you said, and your followers will always welcome your weekly posts, I know I will!
Happy 10th my friend xo
Janice said…
Congrats on your 10 years! Love the new look and so glad you’re continuing. As will my cousin be: I “introduced” her to you and she now keeps a relationship bing list of your recipes that she wants me to make for her. Jersey girls rock!!