Introducing the New & Improved!

When I first created my blog 7 years ago, I spent weeks teaching myself how to make what I now think of as simple adjustments like changing the appearance of hyperlinks. I’ve always prided myself in taking a scrappy, DIY approach to my site, but after creating content for ten years, it was time to get a website custom-designed that would meet all of my needs in the way that my previous blog themes didn’t. 

I feel like ever since I changed my blog to Ijeoma Kola, it’s become more and more clear that having this space serve as a blog alone wouldn’t work. When people hear my name, I don’t want them to just think of my lifestyle content, but also my public health research and my businesses. So I needed a website design that reflected all those different, yet interrelated, aspects of my life and personal brand. 

The first step was some new branding! I wanted a way to depict my name that was both professional and casual, and I love the dual font logo design that the team at House of E Studio came up with. It’s hilarious to think that when I first launched this site my color scheme was purple and green ? — this muted color palette with shades of brown is much more in line with my color tastes now. 

As for the site itself, there are so many cool features coded by the team at ChloeDigital — some are already live and some you’ll be seeing in upcoming blog posts! For example, you can scroll through featured images now, so at the top of this post, you can go down memory lane and see a few former iterations of my site!

My two favorite updates are the About and Research pages! The design team did an amazing job of taking a few general ideas I had and turned them into really stellar features that echo the exceptionality I aim to bring to everything I do!

If you’ve been following my journey for a while, you know that I’ve done some hard work reconciling my multiple identities as a content creator, a researcher, and an entrepreneur. This site was the final piece of the puzzle. By having all my work in one place, under one umbrella, I feel like I’ve finally reached the culmination of what I’ve been working towards throughout my twenties (today is the last day!) — cementing my identity. I’ll be sharing more soon about my dreams and visions for the next ten years, but thank you so much for joining me along this journey, whether it’s your first time here, or you’ve been rocking with me for the past ten years!

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  1. This change is very good. The blog as some calm feel to it, I don’t know if its just be but it feels very relaxing and like am in the same room as yours not just on laptop reading this. Very good job, well done to you and all the creatives behind it.

  2. Awwww Dr! This is tasty ..hahaha.. so beautiful and fresh. The colors are calming. Thank you so much for inspiring me. Because of you, I will be launching my blog on 1st October 2020! … This is your ministry. Serve us Dr. I am ready!!!!

  3. This is lovely! ? You’ve always been one of my faves!! Love you Ijeoma! Happy birthday in advance ? and Congratulations on the 100k followers on IG?

  4. I love it! This is really inspiring. I read your blog posts a lot. Congrats in advance for 100k on IG and Happy birthday ?

  5. You have been an inspiration for quite some time now since 2017, when I started my own blog. I am also torn between several things I want to do with my blog and this here is a lot of inspiration.
    Congrats and Happy Birthdaay Ijeoma.
    Also the new look is fabulous, I love the muted color tones as well.

  6. Love, love, love the new look! And I also love the fact that you housed all of the different parts of your contribution in one place. I don’t see many examples of it, so I love to see you doing it here!

  7. I love the new look. It looks very beautiful.
    I do miss your blog category though, just because it’s easier to find old posts. But overall the whole website look stunning.

  8. Congratulations on this wonderful achievement! All your hard work, all these years, are reflected here so well! Congrats again and I look forward to seeing all that you do in the future.

  9. Trained as a graphic designer for websites, this is very tasteful, fresh and it really fits together with your vibe! I love this and I am here for it!! You are deserving of everything you are trying to acheive and I am so proud of you!

    You are inspiring all the girls out there! (including me as a 22 year old woman).

    Thank you for your content and existence!

  10. Absolutely stunning. Classic, elegant, aesthetically appealing, excellent…everything that you are! Your integrity, consistency, growth and transparent redefinition has inspired me, and I’m here for it. Been following for ten years! Way to go Doc!??????

  11. I have been a follower since Klassy Kinks. I love your content and the new site. What I like about you most is that you’re straight to the point. I am looking forward to another 7 years. Congrats!

  12. Girl, I know this saying is cliché but everything you touch turned into gold. You are such an inspiration to WOC. You inspire me a lot. When I look at all your accomplishments I know that you are a woman of God. Your openness is true. I love the new design of the website. Their is no such thing as I can’t or no opportunity is available. You have proven that.

  13. I came across your IG and blog a few years ago. I love ll your content. I live in Barbados and was consciously looking for black influencers. I needed more melanin images when I looked at North American media. I am so happy young women have you to inspire them. All our futures are brighter! Congrats and best wishes for the next 10 years!!

  14. You are such and inspiration. I love,love your contents. I definitely love your new brand colors they are one of my favorite. I started following you about two years ago and I admire you taste in fashion.
    I recently started a YouTube channel : jasmine b fung. What advise would you give to help grow my channel? I hope this is not an inappropriate question.

  15. You are such and inspiration. I love,love your contents. I definitely love your new brand colors they are one of my favorite.

  16. I love the new site design so much and I’m so proud of you. Funny how I just found out about your blog this year and it feels as though I’ve known you forever. I can’t wait for all the exciting things you’re going to do soon. Congratulations Ijeoma❤️

  17. Looks beautiful!! I love the color concept and it seems to align perfectly with your persona and esthetic. Wishing you more success in this new phase of life!!

  18. The site is beautiful just like you. I’ve always loved the content that you share with us on your blog. And the new blog is extremely cohisive. Great job and thank you for sharing you with us.

    Ristan Eunique

  19. Ijeoma… IJEOMA!!! This looks SO GOOD! Wow! I am floored by how gorgeous this site is! I can’t say enough about it. Watching your journey has been just inspiring. Hard to believe it’s been ten whole years. I remember when you launched Klassy Kinks and to see you today… so proud of you! Congrats, love!