Now that I am into my blogging groove with my dozen "regular" readers (that means they stop in regularly, not a comment regarding their digestive systems), I decided to give the blog a little update.
The question was: Do I make the move to WordPress? All the famous bloggers are.
And then: Who do I think I am?
Finally: Who's going to PAY for this?
Yep, there you have it. A face lift that did NOT require more than $100. How's that for a bargain?
My "old" blogger was a great look for me when I first had it done a little over two years ago. I had it done as a birthday present to myself, because I thought if I was going to invite folks to read my blog, I wanted it to look nice. But, like any visually busy space, I got tired of it and I wanted to go for a simpler look. I did a lot of research and talked to several bloggers who'd had work done, and all of them had great information and suggestions.
They all told me to switch to WordPress.
"Everybody's doing it," they said. "You won't be cool if you don't," they implied. "You might not be able to hang out with us anymore..." I said to myself in my mind.
It was just like high school all over again. Wanting to be cool, but never quite making it.
I think that the argument for WordPress was the fact that it is a better platform for advertising. Ostensibly, over a period of time, that advertising would pay for the switch to WordPress. But I don't advertise, unless I throw one up on a Flashback Friday. So that argument didn't work for me. In short, I found a look I liked in a premade style on Smitten Blog Designs and purchased it for under a hundred bucks.
Another "new" addition to the blog is our semi-irregular (once agin, not relating to digestion. Hey! When you get to be a 'woman of a certain age'? Digestion can be a frequent topic of conversation!) linky party--Tongue-in-Cheek Tuesday--where I join a number of talented ladies who are also of a certain age (except for Mel, she's a baby but she lives in a completely different hemisphere, so she ages backwards or something like that). We are having a great time poking fun at ourselves (because that's what you do when you're a certain age) like we did with the junk in our trunks.
In April, we're showing you how fashionable we can be in our Spring ensembles...won't you join us?