blog changes

by Lori and Michelle on June 14, 2012

Hello Friends!

Today we are continuing to share all our changes from our bakery to our blog.

You may start noticing some changes here on pure2raw.

First, we are changing our BLOG NAME and eventually our URL.

 

So what is our new blog name?

What do you think of our new blog name and logo?

Why the change in name?

We actually have been wanting to change our blog name for some time now but never did because we were too nervous to do it. Not sure why we felt scared to make this change as change happens all the time. Many of our fellow blog friends have changed their name and still having continued success.

That being said we wanted to change our blog name from pure2raw to something else because we have changed as individuals over the years we have been blogging.  One reason why we named our blog pure2raw to begin with is that we just love the word PURE. To us it is bold, simple, and elegant all at the same time. Plus we try to be as pure/raw as we can on the blog. We had RAW in our blog name to show two loves – our love of raw foods and our love of being RAW in the since that you get the truth. That we showcase our RAW selves fully on this blog, we do not hold anything back.  And the 2 was in there – well that is easy, there are two of us.

Over time though we have realized there are so many things we want to share and blog about that we felt our name pure2raw was holding us back. We wanted something simple and classy for our new blog name… and that is how purelytwins came about.

We left the word pure in there (again since we love that word) but jazzed it up some to be purely instead of just pure. And put twins in our name since we are twins (and that is never changing) and sometimes people do not realize that we are twins and get confused.

We want to be able to blog about anything. And feel purelytwins gives us more freedom to do just that.

What to expect now from our new blog purelytwins?

Similar things that we blog about here. But we are going to be adding in more blog topics and posts. Since Lori is now married (and bought a new house) and Michelle is single, we both want to share our journey of our lives here on the blog more individually, whatever that may be, plus still plan on doing things together.

Yes we will still share plenty of yummy recipes.

Yes we will still share what we do as our workouts.

Yes we will still share our journey to better health. When we see progress in ourselves and if we learn anything new that works for us we will share.

New things that you will see are: more house re-modeling, doggy related things (as Lori is getting a dog),  photography, any fun things we come across, Michelle’s traveling journeys with Raw Threads, and so much more.

We are still designing our new blog’s site. When it is ready we shall share!

 

Our new header. Still working on some design things but we are liking where it is going.

We are both extremely happy and excited for this blog change.  We know we might lose some of our fellow readers but we hope to continue to inspire and help more people in this next journey of our lives.

trust life quote

We feel change is good. Change keeps us learning more about ourselves and discovering things we may have never known before. Change will always be happening  and we feel it is all about your attitude towards change that will either make or break you.

change

 

How do you feel about change? How do you handle change?

For fellow bloggers, have you changed your blog name before? Have you ever wanted to change it but too nervous to do it?

Love that quote!

We hope many of you continue to follow us on our new journey through life as twins! For now we will continue to blog here as we build our new site.  You will start seeing our new name purelytwins throughout all our social media outlets.

For instance: (make sure to update your info about us to keep in touch, thanks)

Twitter name used to be @pure2raw it is now @purelytwins.

Our gravatar used to be pure2raw twins it is now going to be purelylori or purelymichelle –>depending on which twin is commenting.**this is also our new instagram names

Pinterest board is now called purelytwins.

Working on changing our facebook fan page – hopefully we can get facebook to change it and our youtube channel (though we are thinking of just starting a brand new channel, again since youtube will not let us change our URL name just the title name of channel! – so stupid in our opinion)

till next time,

xoxo

Lori and Michelle

soon to be : purelytwins

 

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Anna @ The Guiltless Life June 14, 2012 at 8:48 am

Congrats you guys! This is definitely great news – love the new name, love the header, love it all. Change is great! I also really like the idea of having personalized avatars as that way it’s easy to tell which one of you is talking and that way we can get to know each of you individually more and have it feel more personalized. Great idea!

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Lori and Michelle June 14, 2012 at 9:21 am

Thanks Anna! that is what we are hoping for

Amber Shea @Almost Vegan June 14, 2012 at 9:01 am

I am so proud of you girls for bravely embracing change, and I love the new blog name. I’m so glad you decided to talk about what went into your decision. I’ve debated changing my blog’s name for a LONG time, but you know what the #1 thing holding me back is? Not being able to change the name of my FB page. Dumb, right? But I can’t bear the thought of starting over and going from almost 5,000 FB fans to zero. So please please PLEASE share anything you might learn about that, if/how they let you do it, etc. I am all ears!
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Lori and Michelle June 14, 2012 at 9:23 am

Amber totally understand!!! that is one reason we were debating for so long too. We will let you know what we can dig up on facebook

Danielle June 14, 2012 at 9:03 am

Cha-cha-changes! It definitely sounds like it’s the right move for you gals. Good luck with the adjustments!

I tend to get nervous with change but also dissatisfied with too much consistency so it’s a constant balancing act for me. Last year, I had to change my blog’s URL unexpectedly and I was very afraid to lose my contact with the blogging world. With a proper announcement and Twitter updates though, I feel as though others caught on and adjusted as needed. I was always “danielle abroad” but my official blog name has been “Around the World in 340 Days” (while I was studying abroad) and “A Nourishing Glimpse (when I got back and was still in college). Eventually, I settled into the identity I think I’ve had along. Life has a way of working itself out like that.
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mariel June 14, 2012 at 9:11 am

this is so exciting! im totally supportive of it– and can totally see where your coming from!! :) I love the word pure too obviously- ha- and purelytwins is genius for you two!

xoxo!
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Kris June 14, 2012 at 9:20 am

can you guess the thing I am MOST excited about!? the DOG! :)

change is inevitable, and it is good. I look forward to seeing the new design!
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Sam @ Fit for My Fork June 14, 2012 at 9:29 am

Change is good! Best of luck ladies! I’m looking forward to seeing the new site :)
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janetha [meals & moves] June 14, 2012 at 9:38 am

I love it!!!!!!
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Megan @ The Detoxinista June 14, 2012 at 9:46 am

Congrats on the new blog name! I love it!

Changing your blog URL is a pain, so I wish you both luck with that! When I changed my name last year, it was much harder than I imagined. If I ever were to do it again, I think I’d hire a professional! But, I am still glad I did it, so don’t be scared of change! ;)
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Teresa June 14, 2012 at 9:53 am

So- with the new dog and you being awesome bakers can we expect some homemade dog treat recipes? I have a really good all natural vegan gluten free dog cookie recipe that I bake for my dog all the time but could use some new recipes.

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Lori and Michelle June 14, 2012 at 9:59 am

Teresa yes!! Lori plans to share lots of doggie things ;)

Heather @ Fit Mama Real Food June 14, 2012 at 10:12 am

Oh how exciting!! I love changes :) . I’m excited for the additional doggy and house stuff.
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Gillian June 14, 2012 at 10:16 am

YES! Love all the changes and looking forward to it all!
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Taylor @ Liftingrevolution June 14, 2012 at 10:19 am

Love it and yes I agree changes happen. I am getting ready to do the exact same thing with my website and I am very nervous about the change as well! Fingers crossed it all works out well for us both!
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Lori and Michelle June 14, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Yes Taylor! Fingers crossed!! Good luck :)

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) June 14, 2012 at 10:36 am

I love the journey you are both going on! I can’t wait to catch up when I see you soon! Yes, I need to change things, but I’m not quite there yet. Things will be changing for me in the very near future though…scary, but good!
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Lori and Michelle June 14, 2012 at 2:33 pm

We are excited to see you as well :) YAY

Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy June 14, 2012 at 10:43 am

i love this new name! i think it’s great, and it celebrates the fact that you’re twins! love it! thanks for sharing!
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Susan June 14, 2012 at 10:51 am

I love the new name! I just found your blog a few weeks ago, and I look forward to reading your new posts! I do have one question. I’ve been wanting to change my YouTube channel name for a long time, but I don’t see an option for that. How did you do it? Did you contact YouTube directly to have it changed?

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Stephanie @ The Fitness Adventures June 14, 2012 at 11:32 am

Change is a wonderful thing, and I am happy that you two are embracing it! I love the new blog name and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us. Best of luck with the changes.
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Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile June 14, 2012 at 11:37 am

I think that is awesome, congrats ! I love change. I think it is a necessary way of life! :D
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Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free June 14, 2012 at 11:42 am

I think this is great and it definitely fits your blog better! I can’t wait to see all your new changes. I bet some were a bit confuses when they saw pure2RAW and then you all weren’t completely raw foodies, but I love the new name! GOOD LUCK!
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Lori and Michelle June 14, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Alex you have no idea ;)

Lauren June 14, 2012 at 11:45 am

Love the new name and all the new stuff you will be blogging about! Xo

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Lisa June 14, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Love the new name! Congrats girls! That is going to be awesome for your company I think! Especially if you are more excited and passionate about the name! Oh my goodness, can’t wait to see the dog :) Haha, I am a doggy lover.
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Lori and Michelle June 14, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Lisa I am excited to share more about my puppy soon

katie @KatieDid June 14, 2012 at 12:52 pm

I really love it and agree it gives you more freedom now, and in the future to continue to change and evolve… life should never be stagnant! I’m happy I chose a blog name in the very beginning that can take any direction I choose, because goodness knows I blog about a host of different topics.
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the delicate placea June 14, 2012 at 12:55 pm

yay! i think the new design is looking great! the colors are very ‘miami’ you know :) i’m eager to see how the blog develops more with your own unique identities!
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Joy June 14, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Im so excited… For the dog!!!
Want dobby’s favorite treat – sweet potato cut in the mandoline put in dehydrator for 6 or so hours… Puppy chips!
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The Robertsons of Mumbai June 14, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Wonderful! Love it!

I normally like change – at least change that *I* initiate, anyway (as opposed to change that is forced upon me)!

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Robyn June 14, 2012 at 2:23 pm

To grow things must change…change is always good..otherwise I think we would stagnate! I have enjoyed your site for sometime now and enjoy it,,,the new one will be just as great!

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Rachel @ Eat, Learn, Discover! June 14, 2012 at 3:48 pm

I *love* it! More and more I believe that change is good, and often needed – life is so much more interesting that way. I can’t wait to keep reading and see what fantastic things you ladies have to share with the world :-)
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Heidi @ Food Doodles June 14, 2012 at 4:30 pm

I love it! Not that I don’t like your name now, but I think this will be much better for you :) I haven’t even thought about changing my blog name but I’m still pretty new. Maybe one day, but I’m sure it’s something I’d put off too. It seems so complicated to change everything!
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carrie June 14, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Change can be scary, but its also exciting (and what must happen)! We all love taking the journey with you… look forward to each new phase! Congrats!!

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Lori and Michelle June 14, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Thank you Carrie!

Meagan June 14, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Hey ladies! I like the idea but I would personally rephrase the “eating and sweating” part.

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Lori and Michelle June 14, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Meagan change it to what? we thought it was cute as that is what we do…eat and sweat

Anne June 14, 2012 at 10:44 pm

I agree with Meagan. Maybe try:
Twin sisters celebrating daily life
From our delicious eats & treats, to fitness
And everything in between!

Meagan June 15, 2012 at 9:06 am

I didn’t like the eating and sweating part because it just doesn’t sound very appetizing. :)
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lindsay June 14, 2012 at 7:26 pm

i love it! and i love following you BOTH on your journey! it’s what makes you two PURELY you! Purley twins! Different but the same. right?!
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Lori and Michelle June 15, 2012 at 8:51 am

right ;)

TeriLyn [a foodie stays fit] June 14, 2012 at 7:58 pm

LOVE IT!!!!
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Laury@TheFitnessDish June 14, 2012 at 8:09 pm

I am so excited for you girls and all of the changes and growth you will be sharing on the (new) blog! Love the colors too…my favorite!
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Heidi @BananaBuzzbomb June 15, 2012 at 2:31 am

I love it!!

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Sarah @ The Healthy Diva June 15, 2012 at 2:57 am

Love the new name guys!!! Change can often make people feel uneasy…but I say embrace it. Looking forward to everything new and exciting around here :)
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Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance June 15, 2012 at 4:12 am

Congratulations girls! I think it’s great that you’ve decided to branch out and make the change to a different blog name. People and interests go through stages, and if you feel like the new time will better suit yours, I say go for it!
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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean June 15, 2012 at 5:13 am

love the change! can’t wait to see everything coming up!
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Heather @ For the Love of Kale June 15, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Change is beautiful. And so are you two ladies! I’m so happy for you…you’re following your heart and doing what is best for you. I love you both and am so excited to follow you along the way and learn all about your separate journies and your journies together!
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Heather Nauta June 19, 2012 at 3:49 pm

I also hate that youtube doesn’t let you change your channel name… and facebook… so silly!! If you can change your NAME on facebook, why on earth can’t you change your page name?

Anyway – good luck with everything!! I hope you find that no one’s really bothered by the change – you’re still the same people, and have the same values, so really you shouldn’t lose any readers :)
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Erin @ The Grass Skirt July 3, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Love the new name and logo. Congrats on all of the fun changes! :)

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Lori and Michelle June 15, 2012 at 8:52 am

Thank you Anne, we have made changes to it.

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Lori and Michelle June 15, 2012 at 10:35 am

thanks for the feedback, we changed it.

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