As I mentioned last week and as you may have noticed, the blog looks a little different. I decided to change things up a bit…nothing too drastic (well, other than the look).
Here are some of the changes:
– The Look:
For those familiar with the blog, this one is probably the most obvious change (Duh!). I am still not sure if I am 100% satisfied with it, but my options were limited in the free templates so it will do for now.
The sunset photograph was taken by my sister at the beach a couple of years ago. I had a hard time finding a picture I liked for the header and decided to try this one.
– Blog Schedule:
I know, I know. Many of you are probably thinking, “There was a schedule?” Since I rarely followed it anyway, I decided to do away with the blog schedule. I did warn folks that it could happen…LOL.
When I first started the blog, I had no idea what I would blog about or what it would become. I figured it would just be me blogging about random topics (hence the name of the blog). That is why I developed a “Blog Schedule” in the first place to help me think of things to talk about each day. However, I was overwhelmed and thrilled by the number of authors who agreed or asked to be guests when I decided to make books a main focus of the blog. This made following a schedule difficult as I tried to work them all in and so I decided to do away with it.
However, some of the basic content of the schedule will still remain (and can be found on the “About the Blog” page, which has also been updated to reflect these changes) and when there are no guests scheduled, I will choose one of those options for the blog.
– *NEW* Monthly Contest!
In addition to the random contests held throughout each month, I decided to hold a monthly drawing starting with this month. Each month I will draw two winners from those that leave comments throughout the month. Those two winners will win an author promo pack full of bookmarks, pens, etc. and maybe a surprise or two. 😉 Winners will be notified by e-mail and announced here on the blog. Details will be available in the sidebar throughout the month. Same contest rules apply!
Well, I think that about covers it. I hope all of these changes are a positive thing for the blog! I hope to continue blogging as I have really enjoyed “meeting” fellow readers and talking with authors through the blog. And if any other changes are ever made, I’ll be sure to let you know!
Happy Reading to all!
And to celebrate the new look, I will draw one winner from the comments below to win a promo pack of author goodies and a surprise book!
Winner will be randomly selected and announced next Sunday, June 8 so be sure to check back to see if you won!