Some new changes to Hijabtrendz

Hijabtrendz will be celebrating a pretty big anniversary this August, but I don’t want to say the exact number because the makeup giveaway is still going on. 🙂

As I have been reflecting on the time and how things have grown, I wanted to make a few minor changes to the website. 

I’m not going to have separate sections anymore on specific days. For example Tuesday “Behind the Screen” or Thursdays “Savvy Hijabi”. I’ve realized it’s hard to dedicate those days each week to a specific topic.

Instead I want to make this a more free spirited and natural blog where I write about whatever it is that I feel at the moment. So for example, if I’m writing a short story, I might have a new installment each day until it’s complete.

Or I might do a post on what I wore to work, followed by a recipe of something that I made for dinner.

I want to take joy in what I write and the content I provide, and lately it has felt somewhat like a chore.

And then I don’t even end up writing anything!

Mariam Sobh 2012

My plan is to have the main page of the blog change a little and have just one post visible at a time with rich photographs. I’m really getting into taking more interesting pictures and would love to share them with you. I also enjoy making videos, and it has been awhile because I’m always obsessing about the post schedule haha.

I’ve always told people to blogging should be fun, but when you start resenting it, then it’s time to let it go or change something about it that is making it not fun anymore.

I always welcome guest bloggers, and the lovely Nadia Malik will still have her “Pop Culture” hijabi post on Saturdays.

As for me, I just can’t box myself in with specific topics on set days anymore. I want to roam free 🙂

What are your thoughts? Are you excited about the changes?

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  1. shereen

    deborah, in addition to this wonderful “” site, you may also wish to learn about muslim women through “azizah” magazine. they offer a quarterly print version and their website is

    God bless.

  2. Deborah Wood

    just found your site – like it a lot so far – am actually reading up on Muslim culture (I am not Muslim). As a woman, Muslim women intrigue me. I know so few and so little about your lives, commitments, beliefs, etc. I find the only way to knock down prejudice is to learn – and I have admittedly been influenced by world events in my opinions and when I looked in the mental mirror did not like that about myself.

    I was googling hijab when I found you and am so glad I did – I plan to read all your posts – so don’t fret – you DO have an audience and you know, you may just be performing a public service – drawing Christians closer to Muslims. I believe in mutual respect and tolerance for all people and am hoping that’s what I find here. I think the more we know about one another, the more we understand WHY different beliefs exist and where their foundations lie the more we are able respect what others believe. Ignorance is our most powerful enemy.

    I think there will always be things I take issue with but don’t want them founded in ignorance, in my not understanding why another culture believes the way they do. World dominance by any one culture scares me to death — I love freedom too much LOL but that’s a ten way street – we have to make room for everyone and not just me and you, me or you – it’s a world for many, a world with many faces, many colors, many cultures, many beliefs all embedded in thousands of years of history.

    Be well, you keep blogging and I’ll keep reading — am bookmarking your page. Are you local? in the U.S. or in another country – I JUST got here and have not looked — take care and thanks for a pretty cool website/blog.

  3. Mariam Sobh

    Thank you Zeynub!

  4. Zeynub

    Sounds cool to me! InshaAllah this change will be for the better 🙂

  5. Mariam Sobh

    Thank you Jodi 🙂 I appreciate the support!

  6. Jodi

    I admire and support 100% whatever you want to do because I am a loyal fan forever! Any change here will always be a great change for the good overall! Big hug!

  7. Mariam Sobh

    Thank you Brandi that’s so sweet of you! 🙂
    I love hearing from you guys, because it makes me feel like you really exist out there reading my stuff hehe.

  8. Brandi

    I am really excited about the new changes. I have always liked this blog, and I believe the changes will enhance it. I am a writer who loves to read, so I am looking forward to your sharing of some of your work.

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