Bower Power is constantly going through blog evolution. Let’s call it blogolution. And I just thought it would be nice to share all the changes that ABP is sportin’ these days, just in case you are one of those Google Reader people or email subscription folks (who miss out on visiting us directly).
First up is the compliment box. Right above the first blog post is a header that will share with you a weekly compliment. I like to be encouraged…and I get it all the time from your comments. (and in case I forget to tell you…I love your comments…I really do…love equal to my love for bacon….and that is really saying something.) With all those uplifting words floating around out there, I thought it would be nice to boost you up a little too. Because you deserve it. Really. Way more than I can say.
We also are constantly evolving our sidebar. You may remember when we added the “Meet the Bower Family” button back in June. Well, now we have a couple more buttons to add to the list. First we have the contact info for moi…I constantly got comments that asked for my standard email address…for sponsorship and giveaway info and for sending me baby gifts (thank you thank you thank you!) and for just asking random questions. Now you can just email me directly instead of wondering how the heck to get in touch. And my favorite new addition comes in right below that…yup…it’s a flickr account for viewing additional photos of Will. His little milestones are documented via photos and we love being able to share his cuteness for the whole world. Just click and go 🙂
Other sections of the sidebar also got a little makeover…including the bit beneath the categories dropdown menu. That’s where you can see our True Value Blog Squad badge…and a button that links you to the Design SOS contest. What is the Design SOS contest? Well, from September 2nd to October 7th, DIYers (that’s you) can enter this contest for a chance to win $2,500 of True Value cash and an in-person consultation with a “Master of All Things Hardwarian” to help them turn any space from unfortunate to unforgettable. All you have to do is submit a short description and some photos or videos of your friend’s or your own fugliest design disaster at www.StartRightStartHere.com (or you can just click that there button down there with the lifesaver!).
We have also evolved our wishlist…because our lives evolve and so do our needs…err…wants. Obviously since stores are constantly adding new things their shelves, whenever we find something we honestly like and wish we owned, we add it to the list. No…we don’t get compensated for listing these items…or receive moolah if you click on em…we just want to share the items that make our heart go atwitterpated.
Lastly, we have the photography page that received an update. Previously, it just listed a couple extra links but now it has a lot more organization to it and will hopefully get added lots more post links in the future. You can see the photos I’ve taken of critters, maternity photos, and children as well as links to my photo gear posts and tips on how to photograph kids, what to wear to highlight your baby bump, etc.
Obviously there are more changes that need to take place here at Bower Power (ahem…600+ broken links in past posts!) but that is all part of blogolution…slow steady modification to the environment…in this case, the world wide web. And I can’t wait to see more transformations.
So now comes your part…is there aanything around here that you would like to see change? Maybe you want more photography posts…or more Will….or more Jeremy….maybe more giveaways or maybe less of something? Maybe you like it just the way it is? Or perhaps you have a suggestion for the sidebar or a new page or more organization of some sort? How can I be of service?