Oh hello there. It’s been a while between drinks, hasn’t it? I could never have guessed when I wrote my last post so much time would pass before you’d hear from me again…
But if you’re familiar with my little blog, here’s a rundown on the shiny new look and re-vamped features. And if you’re new? Well, a big hello to you and please do stop and take a browse.
1. Blog tips
Blogging tips, tricks interviews and more. I’ve done some major spring cleaning, deleting old posts and tidying up those that have remained. It’s all about the good stuff now… You’ll also find a “toolbox” in the left sidebar of each posts which highlights the related links featured so you can see them at glance. (Side note: I’m still working through these, so pardon the dust as it settles.)
2. Tools & resources directory
It still has more than 300 resources, but now features an improved star rating system to help you see at a glance what fellow bloggers think of the tools and an automatically updated list of the 50 highest-rated resources there are.
A growing list of the need-to-know terms in the social media, online marketing and web design words. Now with another twenty or so key terms (and of course more to come).
4. Themes & designs gallery
Created in response to the 4575 times (approximately) I’ve been asked, “Do you know where I can find nice WordPress themes?” Scroll through a Pinterest-style view of themes (which you can pin directly or click through for other sharing and saving options).
5. Lifestyle conferences and events calendar
This worldwide list of blogging occasions (there are more than 80 of them!) and Twitter chats can be viewed by date (day, month, year), location (city, state, country), and niche (beauty, home etc). Choose your view: agenda, calendar or scrolling list.
6. Cheat sheets
The HTML cheat sheet was the last featured I added to the site before its vacation. You may have briefly seen it, if not, it’s a copy ‘n’ paste list of common HTML most bloggers use. Save this one to view on your desktop and not your tablet or phone.
7. Your faves
And if you’ve found something you like here – whether it’s a post, resource, event or theme – you can easily create your own personalise list of faves. Simply click the light-pink heart to add it to the list, and view/edit the list here.
And if that’s not enough… I have a few more features up my sleeve. Stay tuned by using one of the many subscription options.
Phew. Well, that’s what’s been going on with me and my blog. I’d love to hear what you think and if you experience any problems or have any suggestions.
So, how’ve you been?