Friday was the last day before my blog got the new look. I thought I better take a good look at the old site so I would remember how it was. I didn’t want to make any massive changes, but I did want an updated cleaner look.If you always click on my posts in your inbox or reader, you might not notice much of a difference, but if you go to the home page, you will see it is all new.
I don’t have a clue how to “remodel” a website so I needed some help. We know Christina from The Lazy Pit Bull, and through this blog, we found out she also works with websites through her Virtual Assistant Inspired Diva business. Working with Christina was so easy, she had great suggestions, was always available to help, and switched over my site flawlessly. I highly recommend her if you want to make any changes to your website! I also needed a new header, so I went to GloGirly as she designed my logo, book cover, old header, and more for me. She is also awesome to work with…even though she is a “cat” lover.
If you happen to notice any problems with my new site, please let me know. My readers use the front end much more than I ever do and you may find issues I have no idea about!
I wanted to point out a few of the new features with my new look:
- larger social media buttons so you can find them and follow me all over the internet
- an archive section, found in the drop down menu if you click on blog in the header bar, it will help you quickly find older posts
- a new font which is a bit more fun, but still pretty basic and easy to read
- I have a footer where I can put some of my important widgets
- the home page has a slider with some of my recent favorite posts for quick reference
- I’ve divided my posting areas into four categories, and think it will help my readers find posts of the type listed a bit easier. I didn’t got through all my old posts ( because I have hundreds as I’ve in my fourth year of blogging) and sort them, so these categories will grow starting this week.
- a complete white background for a cleaner look
- lots more cute photos of me on my home page 🙂
- my photos are 100px wider on my posts, since photos are half the fun of visiting my blog, I wanted them a bit larger
- many fans like using bloglovin, so I’ve added the subscription bar to make it easier for you to keep me popping into your inbox
Hope you enjoy the new look of My GBGV Life! I have lots of fun posts coming up, and I am sure they will be even more fun with my new look! A big GBGV thank you again to Christina and Debbie for helping me get my project accomplished! You guys are almost as cool as wabbits!