10 August 2012

Welcome to the new blog!

Hi! Welcome to my new blog!

I started blogging a couple of years ago, and for those of you who don't know, that blog was called "Deals, Meals, Reels, Heels, and Spiels". A lot has changed over the past couple of years, and I decided that the name of the blog no longer "fit" with my blog posts. So after a couple of days of hair-pulling (my own - Gus can't afford to lose any more hair...love you, honey!!), I came up with a new name. That was the easy part (no it wasn't). I had to come up with a blog design - decide what colors, fonts, and layout to use - and create a header. Then I had to get all of that to work with Blogger. After I managed to get that done, I realized that I needed to change all of my accounts - Twitter, Facebook, Polyvore, Pinterest - and set up a new email account; all reflecting the new blog name. I've been putting in 12 hour days!

There is still a lot to do - I want to do a lot more customization, and I'm trying to decide whether or not I want to import all of the blog posts from the old blog into the new one or just link to the old one. Decisions, decisions...

It would have been easier to just use a ready-made template or pay someone to design the blog for me, but I actually enjoy learning how to do all of this cool stuff in Photoshop. When I get a little more organized, I'll do a post with some links that I used to learn all this stuff - just in case anyone is interested in learning some new skills.

So anyway, that's it for now. I hope you'll check back often - I should have the buttons for subscribing, Pinterest (I'm enjoyTHEvue because enjoytheview was taken), Facebook, Twitter (I'm _enjoytheview_), and email installed this weekend. I did purchase those from someone on Etsy, and she is in the process of customizing them for me.

Have a wonderful weekend!!
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