Monday, July 30, 2012

Changing My Blog Design

7.31.12

As you have probably figured out by now, I have changed my blog design. For the ten millionth time. I promise it is the last. For now. Some of you may even be wondering why? Some, most, probably could care less. But for those that do, and for myself, I'll explain why.

1] I wanted something new. I had had the same blog design for 6 months. Although I had promised that it would stay there fore a year. And so when I started tweaking it a month ago, I just couldn't find the right fit for me. I just knew that I needed a change. Sometimes, we all need a change. And for me, it was really killing me to type www.frommrstomama.com and have my site come up. Kind of strange, right?

2] I wanted something clean. Most important here. To be honest with you, I was tired of colors and bold and this here and this there. I was tired of the distractions. I wanted my blog to be something more but not to steer away from the purpose that it was started on. Grays, whites, and simple blue. It's appealing to my eyes, as I would hope it would be appealing to others as well.

3] I wanted to help out my sponsors. Another new change to my blog in the past month was my introduction to sponsors. The thing about sponsors is it neither changes nor affects my blog. Yes, there will be a couple posts a month where I share some wonderful women out there with my readers. Can you blame me? And yes, there is a spot designated only for sponsors on my right sidebar. Why? Because I want them to have the best exposure possible. I want their blogs to grow. Their businesses and websites. And if I'm able to do that by simply changing my blog design? Then that's exactly what I set out to do. Interested in advertising? Here is more info on my stats.

4] I wanted to focus on my writing. My blogging, I should say. As I am far far from any real writer out there. But I call it writing, because, well, what else would it be? You see I want my center focus to be my blog posts. I want people to want to read more. Get to know me. Look through the past. I want people to stick around and want to come back for me.

So will this new blog design do all these things? I'm not sure. But I hope so. I hope that this will open up a new chapter for From Mrs to Mama, and yet maintain the very foundation that it was started on. To write about life. To be me. A journal for my family to look back. One for my children to cherish. Connect with other moms and women out there, and watch myself grow through my writing. As a mother. A wife. Daughter. Sister. And friend.


Right now? I'm loving everything about it. And I hope you do too. Will it last forever? Probably not. But I can guarantee it will be around for quite some time.

And? I have more surprises up my sleeve :)

But for now [since this was probably super boring of a post for you all}, go to this mama's blog  to see my guest post on traveling without the little one!

21 comments:

  1. I like plain and simple- I just changed mine last week for the same reason. Too often, I leave good blogs because of the clutter mess and hard to read font, background and header. I wish I could nicely mention "i want to read your blog but it gives me a headache" :)

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  2. Love it! Also loving hanging out in your sidebar this month! :)

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  3. liked your old design and like you knew one :) but I LOVE your posts. that's what matters, right?! :)

    Mel
    http://littlecakesandme.blogspot.com

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  4. L O V E it! I am with ya - I get tired of the same 'ol stuff, and I love clean looks!

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  5. Super cute! I love the clean designs. I honestly just this past week went to a background, and now I think I want to switch it back to white.

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  6. I love it, it is a very nice clean design :D My blog next? Haha!

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  7. I love it and I recently got a new cleaner look as well!

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  8. I love your design!!! And yes your writing is real writing!! You always have great reads!!

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  9. I love it! All too often I come across blogs that seem to be jam-packed with everything under the sun which just distracts me from reading, lol. I'm definitely loving the clean, sleek, modern look blogs seem to be taking these days :)

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  10. I love your blog. I am also a Registered Nurse, photography-hobbyist, and mama to a 5 month old little girl. I relate to everything you write and we have lots in common! I recently just started blogging much more. I'm your newest follower!

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  11. Love the new design! Wish I was as crafty as you!

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  12. I've been following your blog for awhile ( but just now startred blogging myself) and I love the new design! Simple and prefect!

    Stephanie
    http://seekingshanti.blogspot.com

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  13. Please, girl, you most certainly are a writer. That's why people keep coming back for more!

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  14. I tend to change mine alot, just depends on my mood!

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  15. It looks very classy. :) I like a good clean look to a blog!

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  16. I love this blog design! not that my blog is that great but I like this one alot better its easier to read your post and move all! Love it!

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  17. I looove your new layout! Good for you lady! ;)

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  18. Love it!

    Ps- I just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! http://tickledpinkmandy.blogspot.com/2012/07/versatile-blogger.html

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