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Friday, June 14, 2013

New blog look and a picture of me!


Hello!

Yes, this is me!
I've shied away from putting pictures of myself on the blog for a LONG time now, but have finally gotten over my shyness and decided to change my profile picture!

Today I've been sprucing up my blog a little so this is just a part of that!
I changed my header and the page buttons at the top.
I've also changed the pages a little, and added some new ones to reflect more what my blog is about.

I've updated my About Me page and shuffled things around a little in general.

Last week I began this process and reorganised all of my free tutorials, making clearer links and more pages with the tutorials grouped into themes.  In just the week since then, I've noticed a growth in my blog statistics - and that my visitors are hanging around for longer, which is great!
It's good to see a positive result from a lot of hard work, and this motivated me to finish making those little changes that I've had in my head for a while now!

How about you?  When was the last time you did some blog housekeeping and updated things in your space?

Phew! Well that's today's work done - time to finish up for the week - on to my daughter's hockey match now!

Enjoy the end of your week and do come back tomorrow for the next installment of 



17 comments:

  1. Hi, Jill! You look so pretty :) And positive of course!
    I liked your reorganization, I bet it brings moral satisfaction to you first of all :) I did do some housekeeping few days ago, and added some tabs for my crochet tutorials and DIY. I had trouble with adding proper tabs with drop down menu in coding, so I preferred to add simple blogger gadget.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you!!! Well done getting your 'bloggy housekeeping' done too! Yes I haven't figured out those drop down menus either - one day....

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  2. I've just been sprucing my blog up a bit too, and although it is a bit clunky I like it better. :) Hopefully, I can figure out the last few tweaks soon.

    I haven't gotten a picture up yet, partially because I'm shy and because I'm a secret blogger and hiding it from most of my friends and family. Don't tell!

    I'd love for you to visit and share your opinion! I've been a lurking follower & linker for a bit now. :) Thanks!

    Diane @ Vintage Zest

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    1. Hi Diane - thanks for stopping by (and for lurking and following! :) ). I'm off to check out your blog now!

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  3. You look ready to dive into something - the perfect picture that captures your overall philosophy, Jill!

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    1. Thanks Michelle! - I'm relieved, it wasn't so bad posting that picture after all!

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  4. Finally we get to see , the Jill in picture.

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  5. Looking good! So nice to see your smiling face. :)

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  6. yay for the picture. aside from my little one in my about me spot, I never post pictures of myself on the blog. of course I need to update my blog look, but i'm not nearly as motivated and focused as you are. good for you!

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  7. I have some probe while adding comment from ipad, it eats half msg. I wanted to add, you look so young and have glowing ski ! God bless!

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    1. Thanks Lakshmi, you're too kind!

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  8. I feel like I never have time to sit down with my blog lately. I really need to organize my posts to the link buttons because I'm really behind. I changed my header a few months ago and I love the photo of you!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! It's taken me ages to get around to sorting my blog out - the idea has been in my head for months! Feels good to have finally ticked it off the list though! Good luck finding time for yours too!

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  9. You look lovely. I'm also a bit reclusive on my blog. There are some pictures of me but they are few and far between and I don't have one on my front page. I should probably rectify that.

    Sarabeth
    Life of an Agnostic Sunday School Teacher

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    1. Thanks Sara! I've been considering the photo for such a long time, and just recently seem to be reading everywhere how important it is for people to know what you look like if you want your blog to continue to grow, because so much of a blog is 'you' and people following along need to know who 'you' are. It all seemed to make sense and I'm glad I've finally relented and put myself out there for all to see!

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