I have made it no secret that I sometimes struggle with the technical end of blogging. The coding I have had to do has definitely permanently destroyed some brain cells and something that takes someone else 5 minutes, probably takes me an hour. But I muddle through. This weekend I devoted some time to de-cluttering and prettifying the blog a bit:
|Blog changes, including new header, new press page and some fresh, minty green|
I changed the photos in my header, switching out two photos and making them a bit larger. Because I made my header in picnik, which is closing soon (weep), I figured I better make the changes now.
I also added a tiny hint of a mint-y green to the sides of the blog (which might read as white on some monitors) because, although you know I love an all-white look, I thought it might be easier on the eyes than miles and miles of white. But I kept it simple and subtle because I like my photos to pop. I already had some mint-y green going on so now the look is more cohesive.
*New* Press Page:
I removed the logos of blogs and magazines that featured me from my sidebar because it was getting a bit cluttered. Instead of listing press at the side, I created a designated “Press” page to give a shout out to the blogs and magazines that have featured the blog, the townhouse or my DIY projects. Let me know if you have featured something of mine, but I haven’t sent the link love back.
I changed my “flavicon”. The logo beside my URL, that used to be the blogger symbol, is now a photo I took that I also use as my “Blogs I Heart” label and the labels to divide my DIY projects by theme. Learn how to change your flavicon in this post by Olga @ Stardust-Decor&Style.
|Headers to divide DIY projects by theme|
I thought about creating a DIY project gallery, but I like a blog that has large photos I can scroll through. Sometimes project galleries are too tiny for me to see and I have to click through each one to see what the heck the project looks like. I figure folks can easily see my projects on my DIY projects page and only need to click on a link if they want the how-to detail. Does anyone have any strong opinions on this?
Anyway, because I was a busy little blogger bee this weekend, I just wanted to let everyone know about my reorganization, especially the new press page because I’m so flattered so many wonderful blogs and magazines have featured the blog. I didn’t want anyone to think that because the logos were gone from the sidebar, I was no longer appreciative.
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