Sunday, 3 January 2010

Out with the old, in with the new!


Hello my lovely readers!

I hope this post finds you all well, and I hope you've all had a lovely start to the new year. As you can probably see, I've given my blog a makeover courtesy of the wonderful shabbyblogs.com :) They have a range of utterly gorgeous backgrounds, headers, buttons, blinkies and dividers - all for my favourite price of all, aka FREE!! If you're thinking of redesigning, or want to jazz up your blog with some awesome buttons, head on over and take a look!

As you can probably see, having three columns on Blogger declutters your side bar. I was directed here for the three column layout which works with the new, current version of Blogger. All you have to do is save the file, then go to Layout > Edit HTML > Upload file. Ta da! Make sure you've got a lovely three column background though!

I've also changed the way I display my blog lists. Due to the ever increasing amount of blogs I subscribe to, I can't really have a new list for every category of blog that I read, so I've made Blogger show the ten most recently updated blogs from across all the categories, which at the moment are beauty, fashion & design, nail polish related, and friends' blogs. Check the list out if you wish, you might find some new reading material that tickles your fancy :)

Post wise, this year you can expect pretty much the same from me. However I am going to get round to doing monthly favourite posts as that's something I've always wanted to do, but sort of forgot about. I will also get round to posting the draft posts that are sitting in my collection. If only 2010 brought longer days with it lol...

I think that's it. You can wake up now haha :p

Oh actually I lie. I want to say hello to all my new followers! You guys are awesome! I can't believe I now have 25 people reading my ramblings. My follower numbers have increased 5-fold since the beginning of December, and that's amazing! I think I've followed you all back if you've got a blog. Thanks to my new contact section, courtesy of Peter, you can now get hold of me in 5 different ways, you lucky things! There's my blog email, Twitter, Facebook, Formspring, and if you fancy a chat, my Windows Live address. I don't bite. Honest guv'na! Right, I feel I've digressed enough for one post. I shall leave it there for now :)

Oo look, a shiny new signature! Ok well it's not shiny. But it's pink. And I made it. Yay!
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12 comments:

  1. Thank you :) I am actually in love with it haha xx

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  2. same, im jealous! by the way im an avid reader of your blog, check out mine, i posted my first post today haha :)? x

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  3. Loving the new look of your blog :)
    I have added you on fb hope you don't mind :) xxx

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  4. I like it, especially the flowers :D
    BTW you havnt followed mine yet ;) x

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  5. Goregous! I am in the middle of re-doing my blog and will probably try 3-column xx

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  6. Kirsty - Aww that really made my day :) Thank you xx

    Tanya - Thanks :) No problemo that's cool with me xx

    Kirsty - They're gorgeous aren't they? Oo I'm on to that right away! Following you now :)

    Sylves - Thank you :) Good luck with your redesign. 3 columns is where its at :D xx

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  7. Thanks, sorry :$ I didn't realise I had posted two comments hehe - silly me! x :)

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  8. Oh I LOVEEE your new layout :D the header is gorgeous! I really need to get around to redoing my layout too but I can very rarely be arsed because I always do the whole damn thing from scratch haha.
    Happy new year :)
    xo

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  9. Kirsty - no worries :)

    Leanne - Thank you :) Isn't it scrumptious?! Hehe aww. Thanks! Happy New Year to you too xx

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  10. Wow! Great! You're a pro! :) Have to check that website one day.

    Blog lists? What are those? Sounds like they can really help me manage my super long list. :) Have to investigate this thing as well. :)

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  11. I'm no pro lol, it really confused me

    Basically you can make a blog list (like mine on the left hand side of the page) to show which blogs you like to read. I've got mine set to show the 10 most updated blogs out of the hundreds that I read. Every time you view my blog it'll probably be different. You can make one by clicking 'Customise' then add a gadget, choose the blog list one and Bob's your uncle :) xx

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