Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Look at Me! And Other Blog News

*Sorry this didn't make it up last time I posted it....I'm still working out the kinks in this FABULOUS NEW LAYOUT.

I'll admit it-I'm totally getting my blog design prepped and ready for the Ultimate Blog Party 2010 (the date of which has yet to be announced-unless you know something I don't!). I want it to look awesome by the time my new bloggy friends get here. I'm pretty much loving this design-I think it's both cute and super functional....what do you guys think? All of you lovely regulars will have to give me some feedback so that I can look pretty for the newcomers-I don't want to scare them away too soon!

The basic idea for this layout is simple-my four most recent posts are at the top of the page in a slider with a brief description and a picture. If you want to get onto one of those four posts, just click on the picture when the slide comes (or push on the tab on the right hand side, then press on the picture). If you want to see the dusty archives or get info about me or the blog you can go to all of the boxes with the green headers. The boxes with the red headers will have posts in them soon-the two on the top will each have links to posts about specific topics which I'll change around regularly. The larger box on the bottom will have a list of my all time favorite posts.

Sorry the links aren't up yet. Blogger was fighting me THE. WHOLE. WAY. trying to install this layout so I barely got it the way it is by 9pm...links (to the red box posts and navigation links) will come in the next day or so. Soooooo, without deducting points for non-working links, what do you rate it? 4.6? 9.1? Judges? Any special topic or post you'd like to see up on the red boxes?

Mooving on, another little note of bloggy business-I am super pleased to announce that I am going strong on my New Years Resolution to post something every day. (You guys don't mind all of the LoL Cat posts....right?) This is my 68th post in a row, and I am trying to think up something neat for my 100th post in a row....I'll keep you posted. [Get it? Posted? Would you stop reading if I said PUN TOTALLY INTENDED?]

The last bit of blog business is about my blog roll. I accidentally erased it, so I'm going to be doing it by memory. PLEASE don't be offended if I don't remember you. It doesn't mean I don't love you, it just means that I don't remember my blogroll (which I don't) because now I just use the Google thing instead. If you see yourself missing, or would like to be on it for the first time, just drop me an email at contact.mrsm@gmail.com!

Alright-real posting commences after sleep...but for now, I'm just glad to get the business taken care of and show off my (mostly done) new layout.

See you all tomorrow!


Jen said...

I like your new look.

Melissa aka Equidae said...

not sure i haveto admit...i really liked your old look hahah but then on the other hand i like the 4 recent posts on top and the way it is layed ot in general but there is something i cant think what they gives me a pause...i hope i dont burst your bubble :(

Bossy Betty said...

Great new format! What an undertaking! Congrats.

Samantha said...

Love the new look...super simple & cute!

Beth P. said...

Looks great! I love how streamlined it is and I LOVE the 4 posts at the top.

Beth in NC said...

Wow, the posts at the top -- great touch! Looks wonderful!