Hello, Goodbye: Welcoming 2014 With A New Look

2013 has come and gone. It was one hell of a year, an unforgettable one at that, as it was when I started book blogging. 2013 was filled with amazing books and a new found love for the bookish community. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has supported Stay Bookish through 2013.  I swear, y’all are the loveliest.

I was on a much needed break during the holidays but I am officially back! 2014 is here and so am I- with a snazzy new blog design too! I actually didn’t intend to redesign my blog’s look so suddenly (I did within a day and a half) but I felt like I just had to, so I did. The redesign process was excruciating, I had this whole look in my mind but I couldn’t actualize it (ugh CSS). Anyway, I think what I’ve done is already presentable enough (although I still have my doubts and might still do some small revisions). I really really hope y’all like the new design!

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I’m really excited for whatever is to come for my blog this 2014! I’m determined to expand my horizons even more as well as be more interactive with my readers and fellow bloggers! I don’t have any firm blogging resolutions (I suck at those anyway), just that I will continue to blog and read and spread the love for books.

How’s the new year for y’all? Any resolutions? Anything you’re looking forward to this 2014?

Hazel @ Stay Bookish

Hazel Ureta is an advocate of stories. She is the blogger and Editor-In-Chief of Stay Bookish because she loves talking about books. She enjoys reading Young Adult novels the most and writes them too.
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  1. teepee on January 5, 2014 at 9:45 am

    I love your blog design before.. It was cute, simple and clean. But this one is even better… simple yet stylish in some way. Very pretty!!! And I love that it has the same clean look!!! :)

    • teepee on January 5, 2014 at 9:47 am

      Ooooh!! And the little icon when somebody posts a comment.. Sooooo cute!!! I love it :3

  2. Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile on January 5, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Ha ha I know tweaking is a weakness when it comes to blog design. Gah.

    I am in love with the header. So neon-ish, swirl-y and pretty.

    I’m definitely looking forward to finishing a ton of series this year and getting to 100 books (I’ve been only trying for four years now…).

    Happy 2014, Hazel! =D

    P.S. So when can I steal your HTML, CSS and Photoshop skills? Ha ha.

  3. Ashley on January 5, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    I love your new design! Fantastic job! :D I adore the font and the shade of purple you chose. :)

  4. Christine @ Oh, Chrys! on January 5, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Just when I thought you could not top your last design! I really love the colors you used, and how the purple pops! This is an eventful way to start the new year!

  5. Kelsey @ Verbosity Book Reviews on January 5, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Ooh, I love the new design! It’s absolutely gorgeous! I loved your last design, but wow. You really outdid yourself! It’s amazing!

  6. Nina @ The Sea Of Pages on January 5, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Oh wow your blog design is so pretty! I love the font you used for your header. Everything looks really awesome and I can’t believe it took you only a day and a half to design it all! Great Job :)

  7. Ann on January 5, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Love the new look! =D

  8. Leigh @ Little Book Star on January 5, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Girl, I freaking LOVE YOUR NEW DESIGN. I’m in awe of your amazing skills. Don’t even worry about it anymore because it looks perfect just the way it is. :) The colors are so beautiful and I love the font!

    Little Book Star

  9. Jessica on January 5, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Your new design is really pretty! I love the colors and the font! :)

  10. Jen on January 5, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    HAZEL EORQROIFJAODFJQPUDFA. CAN YOU PLEASE DESIGN MY BLOG FOR ME. Lol just kidding but seriously every phase your blog has gone through I’ve LOVED. All of the designs are so clean and perfect and just fabulous. Can I have your designing skillz please? ;) Happy 2014, here’s to another wonderful year!

  11. Annie on January 5, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Hazel, your blog looks GORGEOUS! I really liked your old design but I think I like this one even more! The purple is so pretty. 2014 is definitely off to a good start if your new design is any indication! :)

  12. Cee on January 5, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    LOVE THE NEW LAYOUT. It’s so pretty and clean. The font for you blog header = super gorgeous!

    I am in awe of your CSS skills. (I am not skilled at it. ;D)

  13. Francoise on January 5, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Wow the new design looks so much better! Your previous one was good as well but the design is so simple and pretty. I also really like the new font!

  14. Nikki @ The Paper Sea on January 6, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Wow wow wow! Hazel! Your new design is so incredibly GORGEOUS! I really loved your old design and didn’t think you could top that, really, but you have! I really like that it’s still so obviously Stay Bookish — in a lot of ways it still looks like your old design, but in others it’s also completely new. I love that! Gosh, and the colours! The way that purple pops against the blue. I’m swooning right now, haha!

  15. Tina on January 6, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    I love your new design. It´s clean but it´s fresh at the same time – great color choice :) I don´t have anything big planned for upcoming year – I just want to learn new language, exercise everyday and write my very first novel – no big deal :D

  16. Marie @ The Moody Reader on January 6, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Good lord. I love your new blog look especially the header. The. Header. Amazing. It’s just so lovely, so fun. I’m in love with it.

    Gah. I wish I know how to design something like that. -_- hahaa

  17. Crini on January 7, 2014 at 7:41 am

    I love it! The header is sooo pretty and I like that you stayed with green/turquoise (my favorite color :D)

  18. Kelley (Another Novel Read) on January 7, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    I LOVE the new look!! It’s fantastic, so stylish and cute, and of course I like the color scheme. Congrats!

  19. Georgie @ What She Reads on January 8, 2014 at 5:26 am

    Hazel, i’m a little in love! I love the sudden pops on purple, it adds something extra. Totally beautiful!

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