Now I know that we said that we wouldn’t be getting each other presents this year. (We said that, right? Or at least I know I said that.)
But I got you something anyway!
It’s a brand new, shiny blog design!
I’m sure it’s exactly what you wanted.
Well, it’s exactly what I wanted. So same diff, right?You see, I’ve been wanting to get my blog redesigned for some time now. Don’t get me wrong. My old blog design was okay. I liked it enough. It was clean and uncluttered which was good. But I never really thought it showed off my true personality. (And, yes, by “true personality” I’m talking about unicorns.)
Besides, I think we can all agree that you deserve something more than just an okay blog.
You deserve the best.
Or, at least, I think we can all agree that I deserve the best. So same diff, right?
Seeing as I can hardly upload photos to my blog posts without making my computer explode, I knew I would need to call in the professionals. And, well, you can’t get much more professional then the fabulous design duo of Bridgid and Brian (who were also behind the super awesome redesign of my pal Jodi’s site, Legal Nomads).
Seriously, guys, these two were amazing. They took my vague, unhelpful input, which went something like this: “Sparkles! I like sparkles!”
And they made me this.
I’m pretty sure they used some kind of witchcraft.The new site is full of all kinds of fun new stuff, like the pretty box thingies in the sidebar of the homepage and a photo album slide show thingie. (As you can see from my use of the very technical term “thingie”, my knowledge of computery stuff has really grown a lot during this whole website redesign process.)
My site is still clean and uncluttery. But now it’s packed full of personality. Kind of like me. (Admittedly, I also happen to be packed full of pie at the moment.)
And you’ll notice I have a new tagline: “Encouraging scaredy cats since 2009.” This is kind of what I’d like to think I’ve been doing on here – encouraging all of you out there to do the stuff that you’re scared of doing.
But, seriously, who am I kidding?You see, I’m the biggest, fattest scaredy cat out here.
I’ve always dreamed of being a writer, but I’ve been too scared. Scared of rejection. Scared that nobody would ever read what I had written. Scared of ending up broke and destitute and eating canned beans underneath a bridge somewhere.
A lot of that has changed in the past few years since I started this blog.
I’m still scared of rejection.
And, admittedly, my retirement plan at the moment involves living in a cardboard box.
But, thanks to all of you out there, I’m not nearly so scared anymore.
You’ve given me so much.
So I’m giving you this. Consider my blog redesign a little thank you gift in return for all the encouragement and support you’ve given me over the past couple years.
I certainly do hope you like it.
Because there’s really no return policy on sparkles.*Please feel free to substitute the word “Christmas” with your holiday or festival of choice. I do not mean for this post to be exclusive in any way. This gift is meant for everyone. Because everyone totally loves sparkles. Or, at least, I totally love sparkles. So same diff, right?