Being the highly observant person you are, I’m sure this fact doesn’t need declaring, but I’ll declare it anyway…
The new and spectacularly improved Wallflour Girl is up!
For the past three weeks or so, I have been agonizing about this moment. What if the site disintegrated into a sorry pile of turd because I got halfway done with re-coding and realized, dang, I haven’t a Blue’s clue what I’m doing?
Well, the moment has arrived, and no hardcore programmers’ guild has spontaneously combusted into flames. Yet. And I’ve still got a fully-functioning new site to boot!
After just a smidge over two years of blogging, I knew Wallflour Girl needed a Flour Power face lift. As I continue to meet tons of new bloggy friends like yourself (have you met some of my favs on my new Inspiration page?), and as I get more and more drawn in by the world of digital marketing, I have become obsessed with rebranding, graphic design, social smarts, and all that jazz. Hence the much-desired makeover!
It took weeks of hard work, learning CSS, pretending to know how to use that CSS, logo designing, font browsing, blog researching, and no small amount of these Pumpkin Pie Layer Cheesecake Bars to make it all come together in time…but it happened! In time for what, you ask? Ahh, well I can’t tell you that just yet, it’s
I mean really, shame on you for even asking. (cough cough keep your eyes peeled and tastebuds ready for more exciting news on Oct. 10th! couuuuugh.)
There are so many features of this new design I really love, not least of all the custom banners, logos, and About Me tidbits hidden all around the site! I finally got to put my fourth grader’s art skills to the test and make fun banners for all my social channels–still testing out some wonky links, though.
Of course, one of my favorite elements is the header image I shared earlier featuring a spilled bag of flour with a flower logo. While I realize that at some point in time, I’ll look at it and think, blah, that needs updating! I am so happy that it pays omage to an important part of why I started blogging: I’m so comfortable writing to all of you from the safety of my desk! Talk about a wallflower/flour complex. You can read more about what I mean here in my brand new Meet Ala page, too!
And now with a bright color scheme and better organized, custom sections fit to burst on my blog, I feel like I can finally focus on what’s important: sharing fun, bright thoughts with all of you while finding any excuse to bake up a storm around here!
I don’t doubt there are still a few small kinks that I’ll be working out over the next few days, but otherwise I couldn’t be happier to share this moment with all of you. Here’s to many more blogging adventures and wonderful journeys with the best folks I know: you!
Yeah, I’d raise
an ice cream cone TWO ice cream cones to that. Cheers, and thank you all for all your AMAZING support!
I’d love to hear what you think!
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