One of my favorite things about WordPress is how versatile their themes are. I didn’t change anything with my theme at all. I just updated it and changed the logo up with the help of Anne.
So, what all did I change?
I have a homepage now.
If you go to chitsandgigglesblog.com, you will notice a slider that you can click on to go to the posts. These are some of my favorite posts that I wanted to feature on my blog.
There are 2 new posts that will be featured under the slider. These only show excerpts, but I only have that feature on the homepage. The rest of the blog shows full posts.
Below those 2 posts, click the pink button to go to a dedicated blog page. This will show you all of the posts that I have written without excerpts. (I know some people are very against the excerpts, and I love that my theme allows me to feature 2 posts that have them, but the rest are full length).
Below the “Read More From The Blog” button, you will see certain categories featured. I decided to feature Blogging Tips, Photoshop 101, Marriage and How To.
I have a Popular Posts page, which I mentioned on Friday. I love that I can easily change these out if I want to – and WordPress gives me a great plugin to use to organize them. I might end up dividing these posts up into Categories, but for now, I love the way it looks.
I also created a “New? Start Here” page and a new button. If you want to know more about me and the blog, this is a great place to start.
I have decided to stop offering Sponsor places on my blog. I don’t know for how long, but I was getting overwhelmed and started to feel burnt out because of them. I’d rather take it easy and just post for me, instead of having to for my sponsors sake.
I don’t think I could edit my blog anymore than I already have, so I think this is it for this theme. I love the way everything turned out and I just love the new logo. It’s so hard to want to come and write on your blog if you don’t love what it looks like. I felt like something was missing before, but now I just love the space.
What do you guys think? Are homepages a good idea?