A few weeks ago, literary agent Amanda Luedeke of MacGregor Literary reviewed my blog as part of a series of free social media critiques she was offering to those with websites (isn’t she awesome?!).
She had some awesome advice that I implemented earlier this week (like making my bio more personal and being sure that I always reply to commenters).
And she also suggested I get a more professional masthead. I’ve been wanting to do this since several of my friends have awesome sites.
But I didn’t stop there. I decided to get a whole site makeover, courtesy of Melanie Moore of Elegant Custom Blogs (who I can’t brag enough about…so professional and nice, with a great turnaround time).
Since my blog posts tend to be personal in nature (how I deal with faith, what I think is fun, what’s going on in my life, what I’m learning about marriage, etc.), I wanted a site that really reflected my personality.
And I. Love. Pink. Clearly. Haha.
I wanted a header that reflected who I was and what I stood for and wrote about. Since I write about faith and my site isn't so much about my writing or really an author site, per se, I put my life verse and alluded to one of the underlying themes of my blog—trusting that God's got everything under control. Or trying to trust, anyway.
I also wanted a modern, fun, but somewhat elegant feel to the site. I like to think I’m all sorts of things—I love order and simplicity, but I’m outgoing, a performer, contemplative—and I think Melanie captured that really, really well.
I’m excited to have a blog home that feels…well, like home.
I hope it makes you excited to hang out here too. I really have been so blessed by each of you, my faithful readers and friends. Even those of you who don’t leave comments regularly or at all—please know I appreciate your support and feel your love daily.
Your Turn: Do you have a blog home you’re proud of? How does it reflect your personality (feel free to leave your URL so we can check it out!)? Ever hope to upgrade? If so, I highly recommend Melanie’s services!
If you don’t have a site, what’s one of your favorite sites to visit and why?