Champing at the blogging bit. #socialmedia #community

Did you miss me? (I adore leading questions.) I missed you! (That’s the truth.) Here’s why I disappeared from blogging on February 9th.

Remember my post about constructive criticism with the nail-biting, sleep-disrupting, what-will-she-do-next cliffhanger “…look for something new here at Family Life Is More?” Well, I’ve been engrossed in that something new and, whoop whoop, here it is.

  • Blog name: Family Love Does More, subtle change to focus on “love as action.”
  • Template: Antenna is responsive, clean, and menu-driven for ease of use.
  • Organization: Streamlined categories and sub-categories of my favorite things + tags for details. Also, ideas brewing for more regularly scheduled post themes (like my monthly Roll Call.)
  • Attitude: Earned! I’m no longer new, with over a year of blogging under my belt, almost 100 quality posts (this is #99 after deleting early lackluster efforts,) 10,000 hits, almost 300 followers, and a core of lovely WordPress friends. Cheers!
  • Style: Me, enjoying time with brave people, big ideas, good humor, and passion. Me, with the warts of poor grammar and the nerve to think social media is for creativity and community, not conformity. Me, grateful, encouraging, hopeful, and approachable as I support you to be your best you.

I hope you like my remodeled online home! While the walls have been painted, the rooms de-cluttered, and the furniture rearranged, warm hospitality and a cold beer remain.  Welcome…again.

Do you enjoy refreshing your blog through a new template or other means? What are your favorite ways to manage your blog? What have you been up to since February 9th?

I’m off to catch up with your blogs over the next few days! Hope to see you soon ~~~~~~~~ Angie Mc

PS -> a beautiful sunset for you -> IMG_0335

 

34 thoughts on “Champing at the blogging bit. #socialmedia #community

    • Bright and fresh, that’s the goal! And thanks for checking in on my February roll call a few days ago. Seeing your comment pop up made me eager to wrap up my remodeling get back to connecting! Thanks Wendy ❤

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    • Hey Jen I’m so glad you like it! Right? Drop-down menus that highlight categories?! Color coding?! Format sorting? Swoon!!!!!

      I need her to get back to your pretty place and to catch up with your beautiful home!

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  1. Glad to see you back and your new layout looks good. I changed the look of my blog towards the end of last year, it was the standard look since I first joined WP. So, I decided to brighten it up a bit. I hope all is good with you and the fam ❤

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  2. You sure have been busy! Your site looks great! I’m sure it was a lot of work. I made the mistake of changing my blog theme one night around 8 pm. You really can’t stop once you start! I was up till 3 🙂
    Glad you are back! Looking forward to more…

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  3. Looks like you’re living “deliberate practice” with your thoughtful responses to critical feedback and the changes you’ve made to your site as a result. Good job. I love a clean white background to read on.
    You rock, Angie!

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    • Awww, thanks for noticing, Joseph! I completely underestimated what I was getting myself into. I couldn’t just switch the template, oh no. I had to think and plan 😀 It’s great to be back, wiser I hope. Happy weekend to you and yours!

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  4. Welcome back Angie ❤ I was in a hurry yesterday, just read you were back and couldn't let you know how glad I was. The new name and look is great! The sunset picture is very beautiful 🙂 I don't think I'll be posting alot coz of my upcoming exams but I'll certainly be here to read 🙂 Wishing you well!

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