I am so happy you’re here with me to celebrate the launch of the new Vegie Head website!
It has been a long journey. Due to the amount of content on the original website (which was lovingly built by yours truly) it was a big job to migrate all of the data across. It was a manual process- one that could have easily been outsourced, however I’m a big believer that energy can be felt in everything- and I wanted my energy to shine throughout this website.
I want you to make yourself at home. Get comfy.
When I first reached out in February 2013 for web designers I was overwhelmed with the response I received. I was put in contact with a number of Australian based companies who I was promised, were ‘the best in the business’.
After numerous conversations, quotes and back-and-forths, none of them stacked up. I had the same issue with all of them.
They didn’t see my vision.
They didn’t understand what I wanted.
They said it couldn’t be done.
Disheartened, I almost left it. I could still use the original website right? I could continue to build onto a limited platform, yeah?
I’d outgrown the limitations of my website. I knew what I wanted. I just didn’t have the time, or the knowledge to do it myself.
He emailed me, offering his services. My initial reaction was “don’t get your hopes up Adele”.
We skyped. I must have freaked him out a little, poor guy. There I am, dressed up in my overwhelming enthusiasm, talking about a website that didn’t exist, but was so large, responsive and profound that I new it HAD to exist. It existed in my mind and my heart.
He got me. An artist, a designer, and all round awesome person, Michael saw my vision as I did.
It was all systems go.
The platform was built. It began to take shape. What were just thoughts in my mind were now being translated into HTML.
I am quite relaxed about how things ‘take shape’….so I gladly gave Michael artistic licence to do what he felt worked, and we could tweak it later.
And I very quickly fell in love with 2.0, as we affectionately called her.
This was the hard part. 2.0 pushed me to my limits. It was data migration time. The plugin (the actual pages where you see the recipes) required that all information be entered manually. Thats a LOT of data.
So Paul and I sat, many nights, laptops open, and copied data. What an amazing husband to sit there and copy data!!
It was boring. Tedious.
But the end goal was there, glittering in the distance. We were getting there.
Enter Team Vegie Head.
My girls. My lifelines. My sounding boards.
Courtney, Blythe and Olivia and Dom.
While I am in lockdown mode creating, they have carried Vegie Head through. They have implemented some amazing ideas that will be revealed over the next few months, along with keeping most of my social media ticking along nicely. They’ve helped me throughout my National Tour and kept me going when I was fraying at the edges. We’ve all bought out the best in each other. I love you girls.
I couldn’t do this without you.
This was rounding off time. Migrating blogs. Fixing bugs. Removing things no longer needed. Like cleaning house, we were ruthless. There are old recipes that were removed (just until I re-shoot them again, don’t worry!), links that went to obsolete pages that were deleted, new photos taken and an entire change of colour scheme.
And the time has come.
If you are still reading (and I hope you are, as there is some important info coming!) thank you. Thank you for your patience and excitement.
I’ve been jumping out of my skin about the new website, and I couldn’t have had a better team around me. Spearheaded by Michael, I knew we were in good hands. I’ve asked a lot. And he delivered, time and time again.
This is my heart, my soul- as it always had been. Almost 12 months in the making. Hundreds of man hours. I wont tell you how much, but I hope you can see that I pulled out every bell and friggin whistle I could with this website. From the schmick design, to the new branding pics of me, I’ve spared NO expense.
Share it, tell your friends, and USE it.
Now, to business.
Make sure you sign up for a FREE membership.
Yep. That’s right. FREE. No bullshit.
By signing up for a free membership you will create your own profile, have a dashboard (how cool is that!?), along with access to all of the recipes you know and love, my popular blogs, a measurement converter, and an amazing recipe search function.
You can now search via ingredient, course, skill level, cuisine, and just a plain ol’ search box.
So now there shouldn’t be any ‘where is that recipe’ problems that the old website suffered from (forgive my limited web building abilities!).
You will also receive some kick-arse free swag.
A free eBook-
and your own printable copy of the Vegiefesto, so you can print it off and stick it on your fridge!
How cool is that?!
By being a member you will also have access to many exciting things to come, including my resources library, an interactive page where you can be inspired by thousands of Vegie Heads all over the world, and have first dibs on upcoming tour tickets, book signing info, specials and ebooks. And it’s all FREE. I don’t want your bank, credit card, or paypal details. A free membership will remain as that.
And that’s not all.
The Academy is being worked on AS. WE. SPEAK.
You can see all of the info, and register your name (like any course, I want to make sure you get the best information, and assistance from me and my team. To make sure that happens, there will be very limited spaces available) for the Academy.
Check it out above.
Navigate. Play. Click on links and explore your way around.
If something isn’t working or doesn’t look quite right, please be gentle with us.
We are exhausted.
If something needs to be addressed, you can email me via the contact page, and let me know if you’ve spotted an error (very possible, as with any migration), and we will aim to get it fixed ASAP.
In the meantime, I hope you fall in love with 2.0 as much as I have.
She’s very grown up, and is super smart. She’s the top of her class, get’s straight A’s, and has the biggest dreams and goals to reach.
This is my baby, and I just know she will win over your hearts.
Sending you love, from the entire Vegie Head team
P.S. Stripped Bare is almost here….stay tuned for this evolutionary program <3