A little reformatting, a little pizazz, a little custom art and layout was all rolled out yesterday and I could not be more thrilled. This has been months in the making and all of the brain storming, all of the ideas, the proofs, the tweaking was for a vision that’s even bigger than this blog. But more on that later. Here are some of the highlights:
- I’m doing a Goods And Services re-boot. If you were once a button on my sidebar you can probably be again, but for now I’m going in a little bit of a different direction. Instead of promoting others, I’m going to be promoting myself for a little while. I know, I know… it sounds lame when I type it out loud, but I want to gain a larger community of voices. In the spirit of transparency don’t be surprised if you see a facebook ad with my logo on it. I’m definitely still interested in highlighting the working artist, so if you make something you’re proud of and would like to gain more exposure email me about it and we can talk details. For now though, my side bar is going to stay a little more naked.
- I listened to many of your requests for a search function and made sure to include a search bar on the right hand side. Woo hoo! I always love a suggestion on how to make things easier and more efficient. If you so something else that isn’t working or is awkward to use, please let me know.
- The custom art was by Scott at More Guinness who also happens to be Keriann’s husband, and who I hope to employ further (for bigger and better things!). The webdesign was by Chris Trip of GigaMediaGroup.
- I really wanted to clean up the whole look and not have pages and pages and pages of scrolling. But I also hate having to expand a post every time just to get the full story, so the top post will always be fully expanded. If you miss a day, the full week’s posts will be directly underneath, as always, but now with a title and teaser. It makes for less scrolling and an overall cleaner feel.
Overall I’m really really excited about the future of Better In Real Life and taking a more polished look into different forms of media. (Eee! Coming soon!) And I’m so grateful to Chris, Scott, and Keriann for making this whole thing possible. I pretty much only do 2 things well. Web stuff and Art aren’t either of them. (Hint: write and edit.) Its takes a village, and I’m grateful every single day. I really hope you enjoy hanging out here even more now! Yay!