It’s 5:09 and I’ve been up for about an hour-and-a-half. I finally gave up and decided to come sit on the couch. In the dark. I stared out the window at what appeared to be a plane/satellite/UFO flashing in the sky. Weirdest thing. It moved but barely, not in a pattern like a plane would. And after a minute or so…it disappeared! I don’t believe in UFO’s but after seeing that…well, I just don’t know what it was!
Hey. I’m sleep deprived.
I finally decided to turn the computer on to check out my new blog design because I knew Tiana was putting it up last night. I’m pretty excited about it!! What do you think?!!! I wanted a cleaner, more professional blog design that I’d be happy with on a more long-term basis, and she did a fantastic job. We kept the umbrella that has become my “logo”, and I just couldn’t part with the raindrop buttons, either.
I spent almost two entire days working on getting photos onto the gallery and moving my link buttons to the appropriate page (trying to clean up the home page so there’s less “clutter”…you know how I hate clutter!). Most, but not all, of the pics are up there, but I still have some headings to create (well, Tiana does, once I give her the list!) and some more photos to add. I plan to keep up weekly with updating the gallery so that you can find projects by category, project title and photo…though you can still find things by category label above my profile photo as well as searching in the search box).
Here’s a summary of what’s new, starting from the top:
- Raindrop buttons at the top of the page making it easy to follow me anywhere! (Well, in the virtual world, anyway.)
- New pages on the navigation bar for Projects (formerly “gallery”), features (still have to complete that page), Link Parties (partially done…need to clean it up), advertising (also coming soon), and a spot for subscribing. You can still subscribe by email below my profile photo, as well as by Google Friend Connect or Facebook (still on the main page), and of course can follow me via other social media by clicking on any of the buttons at the top of the page. This page just includes more ways to follow the blog itself.
- Popular Posts gallery: Above the most current post you’ll see photos of my most popular posts! One of those posts doesn’t have a photo, so right now that spot is blank. I think it’s time to put out some new popular posts!!!
- Profile Section: The new profile section contains my archives (past posts), labels (categories of posts) and the search box. Just click on a tab above my photo to go where you want to go!
- After mu-uuuch debate, my former “tagline” was moved below my profile photo, keeping that description about my blog brief. For more info on me and the blog, you can go to “About Me”. I’ll be going in and updating that section soon as well.
- Sidebar Additions: We went to one sidebar for a cleaner look, and got rid of a lot of what was originally on the two sidebars. New additions include my most recent pins from Pinterest, and my Instagram feed. There are also spots for ads and I hope to be adding sponsors soon (just haven’t had time to get to that part yet). If you have a business and are interested in an ad spot, let me know!