Blog Makeover

Yep my blog has had a makeover. For the past couple of days I’ve been making changes and I’m pleased with the results. My last makeover was back in January 2013 and to be honest I got so sick and tired of the old layout! I did some WordPress theme hunting and it was so hard finding a good one. Some were over the top or didn’t have the features I wanted. When it comes to layouts, I like a simple two column style that’s responsive, easy to nagivate and loads quickly to prevent high bounce rate. I finally came across the one I’m using and it’s been great so far. I can have a carosuel just like my old layout and put important posts up there and it’s a lot neater with plenty of room. I love that all my contacts are at the top with the content at the bottom. The header is bigger which I’m so happy about as with my pervious one I couldn’t make it large or center it. I also had so much trouble putting badges and affiliate ads as it kept shifit things round and was such a pain!

The colour scheme is still the same and I’ve put an African print background. Apart from changing the layout,  I’ve been thinking of ways to improve content and to make sure that I’m bringing the best. I  don’t want to force a post or just put up content that you’ve read on hunderds of other blogs. While looking through my old posts over the weekend, I did a bit of a clearout and saw that things were just all over the place. No consistency whatsoever. Some posts had bold links while another had the content centered. It just makes everything look unprofessional and embrassing to be honest so will be working on that.

I don’t think I’m going to be doing any life updates posts as my life is a bit boring and don’t really know what to write but will be working on letting my personality shine through my posts so that you can get to know me a bit better as I feel that this is something I’m struggling with at the moment. I’ve noticed that my blog realted posts are the most popular so will be continuing on with that. I will be spending more time on my blog to make sure that everything is 100% with attention to detail to bring you the best.  I hope you like the layout and let me know what sort of content you enjoy reading. 

1 comment on Blog Makeover

  1. Jess
    June 3, 2014 at 2:09 PM (8 months ago)

    Really liking the new blog layout Mary! Good idea to do a clear out. Remember to have fun and don’t stress yourself out to much, you have great content!


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