You might notice that things look a little different around here. I’m hoping they look better, but I guess that’s subjective isn’t it?
Yesterday, I received an email from my web host that they updated some things on their end – this caused my old blogging platform and my web host to stop speaking to each other (family drama!). After a little ranting and raving and crying and cursing the Universe I decided that this was actually a good thing. See, I just created a fancy Facebook Author page, which just went live on Thursday, and then my blog blows up – I felt like the Universe was laughing at me. Then I decided that the Universe was actually saying, “if you’re going to go BIG then go BIG – do it right!”
So, I downloaded WordPress, installed a fancy theme, and moved my old blog posts over. I think it looks keen, but again your mileage might vary. It’s my blog though, so I’ll do what I want. HA Just kidding – but I do like the simple clean lines of this theme, the fact I can add pages easier than my old platform, and I’ll be able to incorporate my MailChimp newsletter sign-in form so much easier – which, is coming soon (like early 2018 soon).
And that’s the story of my weekend blog meltdown. I still need to go through and check all the old links, pictures, GIFs, etc and make sure everything on here is linking correctly. Then I need to go through said fancy Facebook Author Page and re-link the few blog posts I put over there, and then make sure Instagram and Tumblr are okay. Oh…and Pinterest is probably going to need an overhaul as well. I tried re-directing things, but it didn’t seem to work like I was hoping so I still have some work to do. Please be kind, if a link doesn’t work – drop me an email (see that fancy envelope icon in the top left – you can use that to email me now) and let me know. I’ll continue working and updating and re-linking, but since this week is also Thanksgiving and I’ll be out of town, well – it might not be perfect right away.
So, what do you think of the new digs? Is it as easy to read? Check out the new FB author page too and if you have any friends or family members who love YA novels (especially coming of age stories) and want to check out a new author on the cusp of self-publishing, send them my way! Thanks, everyone!!!