Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sprucing Up the Blog

I just finished some much-needed sprucing up of my blog. Did you notice?

Here's my favorite change: New social media buttons! What do you think?

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I ordered the buttons from MoxieTonic on Etsy for $2. Yes, $2.00. She's just starting her shop so she's offering sets of 4 buttons for $1 each until she gets to 100 sales. Get over there soon if you want your own!

Back to my blog sprucing. I've rearranged a few things on my blog and hopefully it's easier to find things now. I widened the layout and merged the two sidebars into one.

I also wrote an "About Me" page for you to learn more about my blog and myself. I linked to some of my (and your!) favorite blog posts.

And finally, one other big update I've recently finished:

I'm always finding new amazing blogs that will feature crafty bloggers for free (!) advertising. I wrote this post back in April but I just updated it yesterday with a bunch of new blogs I've found. If you're a blogger, you'll want to read this post on how to get yourself featured on high-profile blogs. If you're a blog reader, check out the list and maybe you'll find some new blogs to bookmark!

In case you're wondering, I have yet to spend a dime on advertising... the blogs on this list have gotten me most of my new, amazing readers and followers--that's you! Did you find me from one of my features?

I hope you like the changes. I'd love to hear your feedback on the design (too wide for your screen? Too narrow?), the buttons (why am I not on Twitter yet?), and the About Me page (anything else that you'd like to know about me?)

9 comments:

  1. Excellent tips, and I love your new buttons. I may have to check that out.

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  2. Love your new buttons-- classy! From etsy bloggers team
    Tnbeader.blogspot.com

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  3. I don't know what it looked like before, but it sure looks good now! The design is fabulous! I like your buttons and Moxie Tonic's shop : )
    Thanks, too, for stopping by my blog!

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  4. Looks fantastic!!! I loved those buttons so much, I just ordered them myself! :) Thanks for the awesome link! I absolutely love your blog and wish you much continued success! I also love your new "About me" page.... my husband refuses to be on facebook as well, ha ha! ~Bri~

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  5. Thanks for the tip about those blogs! I'll definitely have to check it out. Great deal on those social media buttons. They're really cute!

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  6. Those are some nice looking buttons. I will have to check out your tips - thanks!

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  7. I just found your page today. Looks like there's tons of stuff I'm gonna enjoy. I'll definitely be back:)

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  8. Your buttons are super cool and inviting :)
    I like when i see changes on people's blogs because in this way I see proof that people develop! Off to read your "About me" page!

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