If you’ve clicked through to my blog lately, you might have noticed that I updated my blog format. One day, my old blog seemed fine… the next, I was itching to change it! Does that happen to you too?
Here’s some of the new, improved features:
- A new header, but still made with my wardrobe colour palette
- The floating header bar is perhaps a bit much, but also makes it really easy to find some of my favourite series, like the Better Pictures Project, Lazy Tips for Sewing Knits, and bramaking posts
- Also in the header, I created a page of Tried’N’True patterns, where I’ve gathered all posts about my favourite patterns
- In addition to the search bar and archives, my top 30 tags also show up in the side bar. I hope that makes it easier for people to explore older posts!
I notice lots of blogs (ok, trendy cool blogs, which is not me) moving towards thumbnail formats, where you can see lots of posts at a glance. It is appealing that a new reader could get a quick glance and what I sew, and decide if they care to read on… but the drawback is that it’s a lot of clicking in and out of posts for readers. When I asked on Instagram, most of you seemed pretty against thumbnails, so I’ve tried to compromise with my new format! When you scroll through the blog, you’ll see a picture and the beginning of each blog post – but I promise, if you follow on a blog reader, I won’t make you “click to continue reading”!
(If you don’t follow blogs on a blog reader… I’d really suggest it! I love Feedly for it’s clean interface and ease of use on a phone or computer, but some people prefer Bloglovin’. Either way a big time-saver, and you’ll never miss a post!)
So far, the good news for me is that I see a lot more traffic going to my blog series and old posts. The bad news is I have to go through and tag all my old posts and set featured images! I’d love to get feedback from you – be honest, because nothing is ever set in stone!