Well, hello there. I feel like I have on a brand-new outfit because of the blog’s new look. Bloggiesta a couple of weeks ago really gave me some confidence to try some things with the blog. Up to now, I’ve only made changes when I had to or when I was really sick of a certain theme. The only problem is I’m limited by my knowledge of CSS and graphic design. I know what I want my designs to look like, but getting the designs there is a whole other matter. I found the Suffusion theme, and it’s highly customizable. I wasn’t impressed seeing it at first because it’s so basic, but that gives you the ability to change just about everything. I found the background from Tiny Sea, and it was free. Yea! It was exactly what I was looking for, which is fantastic. I may still tweak here and there, but I’m pretty excited with my new look.
A couple of things:
- To leave a comment, the link is now right below the title of the post (trying to change this).
- The space below my signature has related posts, in case you’re interested.
I also have some questions:
- Would a page with all the Fridays at Home posts be helpful?
- Is there anything specific you’d like to see me add to the site?
- And..what do you think?
Second, I’m sure you have seen the box in the sidebar about Independent Book Blogger Awards, or if you’re on Twitter, you may have been inundated with tweets about it, so I’ll be brief. Until April 23, you can sign in to Goodreads and vote for The Picky Girl in this contest. There are four categories: Adult Fiction, Adult Nonfiction, Young Adult, and Industry blogs.
The winner in each category will receive a round-trip flight, hotel stay, and pass for Book Expo America. There are a ton of bloggers involved, but hey – you never know. If you decide to vote for The Picky Girl, thank. you.
Speaking of winning, the luck must be running my way (this from a girl audited by the IRS!). I have won a couple of blog giveaways lately, which is super exciting. I won A Partial History of Lost Causes from Audra over at Unabridged Chick, and she wrote a fantastic review of it, so I’m looking forward to getting a copy.
I was able to get a set of bangles, the necklace you see, and a pair of earrings that match. Things have been tight around these parts for, well, what seems like forever, so having something new is even more exciting than normal. I’m one grateful girl.
So yeah. Rambliness. I haz it. I’ve been working a lot, teaching, coming home and working on editing projects, going to the gym, and then editing some more. Thanks for *listening.*
Now – what have you guys been up to? Are you as busy as I am each April? Are you reading? Working? Shopping? Tell all.