I am happy to let you know that BaratAko.com will now be KarenMNL.com.
UPDATE 4/28,2018 2:30am: So the blog is up on the new name at www.KarenMNL.com! Yes! Everything seems to be working. Most importantly, the blog posts are showing up correctly. Over the next week, I will still need to update the About Me pages, links to my social media accounts, and do some minor improvements on the site look – just minor tasks. But overall, the change seems to be okay. Thank you again to everyone who helped! 🙂
Why the name change?
When I started Barat Ako a few years ago, I had no idea it would become this big, thanks to all of you who have been reading the blog!
It was just a repository of my sale finds, tips and my notes to self so that I won’t forget trips and experiences. I like finding deals and sharing them with my friends, and the name “Barat Ako” seemed appropriate and catchy at the time.
Well, it’s been a fun few years and I feel like I have outgrown the name. I talk about so many other things that interest me. Don’t worry, I’m still the same person who is always looking for a good value buy, and I look forward to more years blogging with an eye for letting you know if something is worth our money!
Thank you to everyone who participated in helping find a new name for the blog, especially those who joined the contest on my Facebook page! I finally decided on KarenMNL because it’s short and easy to remember. I decided to use my name so that I won’t be limited to only blogging about certain topics, but can instead be free to blog about anything that interests me.
Again, a big, big thank you to all of you who have been reading and following the blog.
This is just going to be a simple name change from BaratAko.com to KarenMNL.com. Ha! It’s actually a bit more complicated, but I am not moving hosts or doing any of that.
I will also be changing my email, and of course, I will be updating my social media accounts with the new name, as well.
I won’t be messing too much with the blog layout itself. I will just update logos and color schemes and things like that.
Will the content change?
I’m still me. I will still be writing the same way, I will still be wondering if something is a good buy or if it’s not worth the money or effort. I still love to eat. I still love to cook. I still love to shop!
You’ll still have the same type of content that you love to read, and I hope you continue to enjoy the blog.
What to expect?
I’ll try to make the switch as least disruptive as I can. I’ll do a little bit at a time over the next week and will try to keep the blog up as much as possible.
The blog might look like a work in progress for the next week.
There are so many things to update with this switch, and I might miss some here and there. I’ll try to fix the links as best as I can, but if you see any broken links, please let me know! You may contact me on my Facebook page or email me at [email protected]
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