Thursday, July 11, 2013

The New Double Living

Well, I guess I did a little more to the blog than delete some posts. I had some free time on my hands and decided the blog needed a complete face-lift! Here's an overview of the additions, besides the obvious change in style and background:

Off to the right, you can see I'm now going to be adding polls to my blog. There probably won't be a new one every time one runs out, but I thought it was a fun addition to see what all of my reader's are thinking and what their preferences are in different subjects. So have fun with that, and go ahead and vote for this first pole!

I finally have a "Follow Me on Pinterest" button, so now I don't have to constantly be mentioning my account in every single blog post.

I noticed a lot of people, it seems at least, are viewing my blogs from other countries, which is very exciting. I've added a translate button just in case someone wanders on here and doesn't speak this language well :)

I was very excited about the addition of the search button! Now, if you're wondering if I've written on a certain topic, or if you can't find that one blog post you were trying to think of the other day, you can search key words and find the posts!

I went through and deleted a lot of old blog posts because they either were completely irrelevant now or because my writing style has changed and matured a bit in the past two years. If you take a look at the comments on some of the old posts, however, a few things may not make sense because of changes I've made (I tried to delete some of those comments, but at least for the moment my computer isn't letting me do that).

Hope you enjoy the new look and will continue to check here often for new posts!


  1. The redesign isn't bad. You might add a pattern to the background (as I find large images in blog backgrounds distracting) like paper or stone; it would be more interesting than the plain color. (Whole bunch of oldish textures here: That's where I got my blog backdrop) And a header would look great - with all your creative graphic skillz, I'm sure you can come up with something. :D

  2. Thanks for the suggestions, Elizabeth. I have been looking around, both last night and today, trying different things to add some pop to the blog, but nothing was fitting in the correct format. I'll check out the link you gave me though and keep trying to design something to fit!

  3. Hey Elizabeth, I looked around on that link you sent me, but I can't figure out how to add those images to my blog. Do you think you could help me with the steps?