Celebrate Good Times! Come On!

November 2, 2011 Blog Related 17

Guess what?!

My Blogoversary is a month away! Man, how time does fly!

This time next month will mark TWO years I’ve been doing this and even though we’ve had some ups and downs together, I’m still here and I ain’t quittin’ yet! Oh, did you notice?! My blog got a makeover! Thanks once again to the talented Jacqui from Wacky Jacqui’s Designs and the awesome critique over at SITS girls, my blog looks fresh and feels fantastic.

From this…

 

to this!

What do ya think?! Huh?! Ha?!?! Wha?!?!

In keeping with this new face lift, I spruced up the About Me page, rolled out a brand new Media page, a Reviews section for my Product Reviews & Book Reviews drop-down menu, and I added a Contact page. I also cleared up the sidebar and created a Fun Stuff section which houses my Blogroll, Blog Events, Memes, and Blog Networks.

The sidebar now has a Welcome blurb to help clear the confusion of my blog name (which seemed to be the big kicker), some snazzy new social media icons, email subscription box and a new blog button. I’ve also got a Special Features section showcasing important stuff on the blog. There’s a bunch of new and improved items here and there too, along with a beautiful header (and new subtitle), I honestly couldn’t love it more!

As for content, there will be more personal posts coming up from now on (got some in the works already). I want you all to get a feel for who I am and to make myself the main focus of this blog, instead of all those reviews and fluff pieces you’ve seen in the past. Get ready to know the real me!

Here are some recent ones ICYMI:

Hold My Hand
Why You Gotta Be Like That?!?!
Say My Name! Say My Name!

Please feel free to tell me what you think of the makeover, new features, pages, etc. Love? Hate? Anything you see not working? Let me know! BTW, if you haven’t noticed, I put a pause on So Followed Saturday at least until next year. I don’t know if I’ll bring it back, if I do I’ll definitely be making changes to it, but for now I just don’t have the time to keep up with it.

Also, just wanted to give you a heads up on what I’ve got coming up so that you can join in on the fun. Starting next week, 11/12, I’ll be hosting a slew of giveaways that range from amazing books to adorable gifts for the kids and loved ones. The giveaways will be open until the week of my Blogoversary, where I will announce the winners, one each day, along with some awesome posts to celebrate my two years.

I’m super excited for this event and my amazingly talented big brother created a cute little button that you’re welcome to add to your blog. Spread the word and then everyone can get in on the fun! If you do add the button to your blog, I’ll be sure to have an “extra entry” section in each of the giveaways (+5) so you’ll have even more chances to win.

Just grab the code above, add it to your blog, and be sure to come back here next week for some Blogoversary Fun! Thanks for stopping by! 😀

And now I’ll leave you with Kool & the Gang!

 

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17 Responses to “Celebrate Good Times! Come On!”

  1. Bx Che@psk@t3

    I love the new look, great job on the makeover. I read the SITS analysis and I couldn't figure out how you can make the blog better. I liked it before the makeover, but now I love it. The colors are so inviting and relaxing that it makes me want to keep browsing your site more in-depth. I enjoy reading your posts and I look forward to possibly meeting you and others at BlogHer 2012. I live in NYC and I don't plan to miss the conference. Keep up the good work.
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  2. Vivian

    Thank you so much Fran! Yes, Jacqui worked tirelessly to make & perfect this amazing design. Hoping I can do the same post-wise and bring great content to this blog. 😀

    Thanks again for all your tips & critique!

  3. Vivian

    Thanks Melissa & for the FB share! I couldn't love this new design more. Can't wait to get started on more personal posts & building my readership. ^_^

  4. Vivian

    Thank you so much! Yes, I love the colors & feel of it all. I REALLY wanna go to BlogHer '12, just dunno if I can afford it. Maybe a volunteer gig?!?! Haha. I don't think anyone would sponsor me 🙁

    Fingers crossed I can go & then we HAVE to meet up! 😀

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