Monday, June 03, 2019

Blog Update

Thank you for your patience as I've gotten my blog an updated look over the past week. This was one of the things that came up in our writing retreat earlier this year. I've been using a free template for years and honestly it wasn't great especially if you looked at my blog on your mobile device, then you know what I'm talking about!

Also, with my books, I needed to make things more cohesive and use my name to tie them all together. All the previous content is still here, and hopefully just a cleaner experience and more simplified.

I'm still trying to figure out a couple of sidebar things, but the rest of it is done I think! So let me share some of the features with you!

First, let's talk about the header! At the very top are some quick links that are pretty self-explanatory! The photos will auto update with the most popular posts from the past 7-30 days. You can click on any of these photos and it will take you to the related post - which is a fun feature!

On the side, you'll see quick options to search and a drop-down box to look for past posts by date. Categories are also a little farther down on the sidebar - you can click one of those and read all posts with that tag.

To leave a comment - click on the post title and at the end of the post you'll see the "post a comment" option.

Instagram photos are in the sidebar and scrolling across the bottom.

I bought this new template very reasonably from BD Web Studio - I thought this was going to be an expensive, difficult process but for less than $25 and some of my own time, I got this all updated. The directions here were great and doable and I was so pleased with finding this option!

I hope you enjoy the refresh and update and that you will continue to visit this slow and peaceful place! Thank you for your friendship and encouragement!


Charlene Sayer said...

Super cute pic of you! Love the checkered apron! Blog looks great.

*carrie* said...

Looks great, Monica!

Jen said...

Love this! Congratulations. It looks great!

Monica Wilkinson said...

Thank you ladies! @Charlene: it's a jumper/dress - I love it!

Lisa @ Simply Things Family said...

Great new look!

Mom said...

Thanks for this additional explanation of the updates to your blog. (Obviously others had figured out how to leave comments, but I had not yet.) Everything looks great! :)

Agnes said...

Like your new look but it comes in a white background, it is supposed to?
also your blog entries went to my spam for several days.
Nice change Monica, love it! Take care

Monica Wilkinson said...

@Agnes: thanks friend! Yes, it went to your spam because the domain changed I think. Sorry about that! Also, yes it is a white background :)