blog updateHey everyone! As you may have noticed, I have changed the design on my blog. According to the quick poll on my sidebar, half of you love it and half of you hate it. So, please tell me what you like and dislike so I can change whatever I can. This blog is here for me AND you.

But before you ask, no I can’t change it back. See, my blog uses the WordPress platform and WordPress recently released an update which caused my old theme to stop working. I had error after error so I decided to just do it and made the change.

So please, I beg of you, let me know what you like and what you don’t like. Even the smallest thing is fine. If you don’t like a font, a color, a border, the size of something, just say it! PLEASE! :)


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Hi there! I'm Jenny, a coffee-addicted, busy-body, work at home mom of two insane boys. I love football, cooking, Deadliest Catch, video games, Wordpress, and CSS (I'm kindof a geek). Feel free to say hi! We can be nerdy together.

11 Responses to Honest Opinions Requested for My New Blog Design

  1. sara says:

    i like it but its harder to find the giveaways, i went to giveaways current giveaways and its a super old post, no giveaways

    • Jenny says:

      Hi Sara. The reason you couldn’t find any is because I don’t have any active right now. The holiday weekend was insanely busy but I hope to get some posted very soon! The old post that you saw is my standardized “more giveaways coming soon” note just to let people know. :) Thanks for your comments!

  2. Jen S says:

    I really liked your format before, so I was curious to see what changes you would make. I still like it better than a lot of blog formats and it isn’t drastically different. You mentioned you were still working on the sidebar, which I was wondering, since right now it does look a little off. (For example, the select category dropdown is partially hidden and I’m on a wide screen monitor)

    • Jenny says:

      Thank you for pointing out the “category” issue! I’ve added it to my to-do list. I went from having one sidebar of ~300px to having one sidebar on top and two on the bottom so it’s been a lot of moving things around. I’ll get it fixed though! Thanks Jen!

  3. Penny says:

    I like the background. I’m not a fan of the read more so that more items appear on the front page. I prefer to see all of the information.

    • Jenny says:

      Thanks for your input Penny. :) The “read more” thing is really personal preference. Some bloggers like the whole post listed while others show a snippet. I prefer the snippet because it’s easier to control the length of the front page since post lengths vary from post to post. Thanks again for commenting!

  4. Jenny says:

    I’m glad you think it’s a happy place, Connie! I’m a happy person (unless my 3 year old is driving me crazy.. lol).

    Hi Crystal! I’m glad you think the change is okay, especially since you voted no on the previous poll. :) Thank you for letting me know!

    Please keep the opinions coming. I love to hear what you guys think. :)

  5. crystal says:

    It is light and seems more cheerful, before i had voted for no change because i thought the content would be arranged and i just figured out the layout and didnt want to loose but I love this!

  6. Connie G says:

    I like this new design. It’s a happy place! I wouldn’t change a thing!

  7. Sunnie says:

    I think it looks good, I dont understand how people cannot not like it. It looks pretty much the same (colors, drawing on it) except the type. And I like the new type. I think its good, and I wouldnt worry at all about it, you cant make everybody happy. :)

    • Jenny says:

      Thanks Sunnie. You’re always such a doll. :)

      There are a few things I don’t like still. The two full sized posts on the main page, I think there’s too much open space on them; maybe too much type. I may get rid of the two full sized posts and just make them all mini posts (like the ones after the 2).

      I still have other things I need to tweak on the sidebars and footer (forgot to mention that above).

      Thanks again Sunnie!

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