Most of the people who read my posts do so from an RSS reader or an email so won’t care two hoots that I’ve given the blog a makeover during the past few weeks. But I’ve had loads of fun and the new look suits us both. If you’re not reading this on the blog I’ve listed the changes I’ve made to tempt you to stop by for a visit:
I re-categorised every post on the blog so that the right-hand side bar now has links to posts by author, feature of note (e.g. whether a book is translated, in audio format etc), genre, historical period, review rating and setting. Hopefully this makes it easier for you to find some great books to read.
I registered my own domain (for no reason at all other than it was dirt cheap). You won’t need to change anything if you’re subscribed though as WordPress will relay everything seamlessly.
Next I chose a new theme. It’s not perfect but it does have most of the features I was looking for including a more customisable sidebar, larger default font for posts (no nasty comments about my old age please) and, most importantly a customisable background and header.
Which is where the most noticeable change can be seen. My nifty header was designed by the delightful and creative Tara who blogs about books at 25 Hour Books (which is where I first came across her) and designs headers and badges at tSG Designs. I stumbled across Tara’s advertisement a little while ago and decided I’d treat my blog to a new outfit once I’d finished tidying up around the place.
I’m chuffed with the results of both my cleaning up and Tara’s creative efforts and hope you like them too. And perhaps you have some suggestions for what I can do with my button that I don’t really need but couldn’t help asking Tara to design to match the header.