More Changes!

May 4, 2011

Thank you all for your wonderful messages, emails, comments, and texts about the changes happening around this ‘ole website. First of all, I still have a hard time grasping the fact that there are more than 2.3 regulars that read my crazy musings. Hearing from so many people in such a short period of time has been overwhelming and wonderful and shiver-inducing.

Second, I think I figured out how to get more of you to come out from Lurkerville…write more personal posts! And by personal posts I mean crazy, Type A, book-obsessed, popcorn-obsessed, canine-obsessed posts, of course. What fun it is to “see” you guys come out. Return to the sunlight again soon, you hear?

Third, you? You rock. Oh, and you too! And that’s all there is to say about that.

I thought I’d take another minute to point out a few tweaks I’ve made to the site in the past couple days.

Mini ‘About Annie’ The first widget in the right-hand column is now a miniature About page. For newbies that land on my site, they have a face to put with the name and a short description of what I’m about. The About page is still there with all the details, but now it’s not a required click to figure out who I am and why the heck I’m yelling at you about personal development or my canine-baby. I saved you a click! You can thank me later. And speaking of About pages…

Simplified About page The old page was just too…much. It’s simpler, shorter, and more to the point. Here’s who I am, what this site is about, why you might care. Done and done.

What’s Vemma? Previously, I linked to my Vemma website via one of the Supporters icons. That wasn’t really accurate. They weren’t supporting my site by advertising with me, I advertise for them! So now it has its own widget with a purrty new image. Click it, learn about Vemma, go forth and prosper.

Currently Reading Because I know you’re all simply dying to know what book is currently fighting for its life (and its crisp pages) while stuck in my purse 24/7, there is a place for that. Under the subscriber box is a new Currently Reading widget. I’ll update this as close to real time as possible. If I’m reading one book, I’ll only display one book. If I’m currently in the middle of two or three…you get the point. (When I finish reading the book, I’ll update the widget and add the title to my reading list.) The books are linked to Amazon via an affiliate link. I get paid if you buy something after clicking on it. Don’t judge me for it.

Hmm, I think that’s about it!

I would love to do a complete re-design of this site, but that’s not important right now. Maybe sometime this summer we’ll get around to making bigger changes. Or whenever I run into someone who will design it for me.

Is that you? Are you a designer-person?

Hello? Hello?

Dearest Universe,
Please send me the perfect person to re-design my website. Thank you and Amen.

Ok! As I’ve said before, I hope you like what you see around here. And if you don’t, TOO BAD.

Wait. Just kidding.

If you don’t like what you see around here, THEN JUST LEAVE.

Woah! I’m getting a little rude here! Let’s try this again.

If you don’t like what you see around here, then, well, I guess you’re still ok. Or you could just suck it up. Or you could leave. Or you could email me and tell me what you don’t like?


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