Thursday, June 13, 2013

New Design!

You may have noticed that I have a new design and a slightly new name! Let me tell you why.

I've been thinking for a while that the blog needed a make-over. I did Holli's new design a while back and couldn't help but feel like I wanted a newer, sleeker design as well. I even made some slight changes a couple of weeks ago that I thought would appease me, but no such luck. It was really hard for me to let go of my curvy brunette avatar, I was really fond of her, but in the end this was what I wanted. I've mellowed this year, and as I get closer to the wedding and deeper into my jewelry business I just wanted something with a little less 'activity'. 

Then last week I read Kelly's Post about why she changed her name and it really resonated with me. When I started this blog last year, I was transitioning from a more adult blogging persona and I was trying to keep some of that edge on this blog. As time when on though, "Secrets" just wasn't fitting me anymore. I'm an open book. I talk about my personal life and my emotional struggles all the time now. So I started to feel like something needed to change there as well.

Then I read Sarah's Saturday Session this weekend about the five things every blog needs. I realized that I didn't have most of them. So I went about setting that right. She made really good points in that post and I'm glad that I made those changes.

So here I am. A slightly new name, a new tagline, and a design I'm happier with.

6 comments:

Beth @ Whiskey Tango Hello said...

Looks really great! I wish I had this type of skill and talent. Great job!

holli said...

I love it!!! YOu're so talented and its still so you.
xoxoxo

Sarah S. said...

I love it! and now I'm about to go read Sarah's Sat. session.

Robin said...

I like it!

Kenzie @ Life According to Kenz said...

Your tagline is adorable! In fact... YOU are adorable. I'm going to go stalk your social media now. :) HA!

xoxo

Beth W said...

I like the new colors and sleeker design (I'm a fan of change, so no surprise there). I liked your previous tagline better, but this one is good as well. The Secrets change is definitely more fitting....congrats on the bloggy facelift!