I’ve decided to not renew Naked Vegan Lunch when it expires on August 1.
When I first started the blog in 2010, it was a different world for vegans. Accessibility of vegan options in grocery and restaurants was much more limited than it is now. There wasn’t as many voices online espousing how tasty vegan food was, and in general it was a lot easier to maintain a good readership and level of engagement on one’s blog.
Also, the nature of how we share online has changed. Blogs are becoming an antiquated medium and folks are using things like Instagram more. I used to have an Instagram but I’m really not a fan of the platform so I cancelled that a while back and I can’t see myself returning.
The good news is, veganism is big now and I feel like it’s here to stay. Go to places like Costco and you’ll find prominently labeled vegan goods without much effort. Local restaurants, both chains and independent, are more in the know and offer a great selection of vegan things. It’s an AMAZING time to be vegan.
With all these changes, I’ve been feeling it’s my time to bid this little corner of the internet adieu. There’s not much more for me to say that others haven’t already eloquently said!
It does feel like the end of an era for me because I’ve spent a great deal of time and resources over the years creating content for the blog, so it’s bittersweet. But, I’ll be choosing not to renew on August 1st, so if you’ve any favourite recipes, save ’em now!
For whatever reason you’ve read over the years—for the animals, for the environment, for your health, or simply a curiosity about what the f*** vegans eat—I’m grateful for your viewership. I’ll see you out there—I’ll still be around, tracking down and devouring vegan noms all over the world. Maybe I’ll find a new way to share that in the future; who knows.
Love love love!