Why the Sudden Change + Giveaway
I’m sure y’all have noticed the sudden change in the way things look. I always like to tell you the why behind any big changes I make. For this one it was pretty simple, I felt as though I had settled for something I didn’t really want before. I had an idea of how I wanted this blog to look and feel and I don’t think I was heading in that direction previously.
The truth was I saw these colors a while ago and really wanted to use them but convinced myself that I couldn’t. I have no idea why, for some reason I kept thinking that this site had to be dark. So I just settled for what I didn’t really want. I’m not sure why I settled other than I had in my head that I needed to. I know that is not how it works when it is my own blog but there you go. I read all of these articles about what you needed to have on your blog, what your readers wanted to see. I got so lost in those that I forgot to consider myself in there at all.
The colors I loved and finally decided I was going to use are the ones you see above. I knew the dark blue would work for the darker color that I wanted and then the blush and peach and all the color others blended well together. Although I admit I found this color scheme on Pinterest. I saw a year or so ago and just loved it. However, I wasn’t sure it would work for me at either blog. So it just sat in my saved board. Calling to me over and over again. Finally I decided I was going to go for it.
That left me with the look and feel of the blog. I knew that something needed to be adjusted. I wanted my favorite book quotes to be higher and that slider was driving me up a wall. Luckily, the theme I’m using has three different layouts. So I played with those a bit and got what you now see. I am still adjusting a few of the background images but for the most part I am happy with the way things look now.
I kept things simple with the logo and couldn’t be happier. Whatever seemed to be missing before is there now. Of course, I am still going through and updating posts. I am making sure images are there, links are correct, etc. It is a huge undertaking but in another month or so you won’t see any issues. I work a little on it each day if possible. I hope that y’all are loving everything as much as I am.
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