After a ton of feedback from you guys on how to snazzle this little blog up a bit, we decided to take the plunge.
That’s right. I would like to officially introduce All Bower Power 3.0.
You may remember my past attempt last year around this time when I went from being a BLOGSPOT gal to a WORDPRESS lovah.
Yeah, I felt so grown up and fuzzy inside. But I soon learned that I have a lot to learn when it comes to this whole internet thing. First of all, I chose a layout that got lots of complaints. It didn’t show the past posts or give a link to easily access previous posts. I literally tried everything in my power to remedy it. But after several weeks (ok. ok. months) of googling and even emailing John Petersik and talking to other programmers for help, I realized that there was no way for me to fix it with my own two hands and my empty wallet…that I needed to just pull up my knickers and move on. So I started my research on what I really wanted.
First, I wanted my own URL. I heard from many of you that it was hightime that I go pro and snag up my own handle. But unfortunately some dude in India bought the allbowerpower.com name and used it as a site to sell flowers & hammocks….dang him to heck. I was totally bummed. So I brainstormed and when it came down to it, the easiest thing was to choose the most simple….so I am proud to announce that we are now officially located at…
Are you dancing? Cause I am. We could be like virtually pullin’ some killah moves. Mia Michaels would be proud. Anyhoo. Back to the blog stuff. We are all set up here in our new internet home…and lovin’ it. So from now on, we will officially be found at www.bowerpowerblog.com and are planning to stay for a VERY long time. The old wordpress url is automatically redirected, so no worries about missing out…but if you would like to update your reader or your blogroll, I hear that when you do it, it solves all your problems in life. Seriously.
So now that you know where to go to find me…let’s talk about what you will see when you get there.
First, the obvious…a brand spankin’ new header:
I know…I love the old one too. I even loved our little ‘transitional’ one. But my boyfriend said that my hair made me look like a man. Let’s take a look at that old one just for memory sake:
Yeah…definitely similar to the hairstyle of Will Shuester on Glee. Not exactly what a girl who’s fending off post-partum depression wants to hear. The mustache doesn’t exactly help either 🙂 So we decided that a simple look is definitely more our style. Plus I love that you can see a snapshot of our little booger Will. And our photo is still in the mix since now there is a link right there on the side bar that allows you to get a little info on our newly expanded family.
Will cracks me up in that photo. Plus, it gives you a little better idea of who we are…real folk who wear regular clothing that we purchase on sale at Old Navy…not suits and shmancy earrings. So I invite you to click on that there button and read all about us. Unless you could care less. Which is very possible.
So our new site is pretty snazzy. We even slapped some virtual paint on the walls and made it a little more our style. Instead of the bright blue and green, we decided that a neutral would be better background for the photography that I am hooked on posting…and since 99% of our house is neutral with a splash of accent colors, the tan buttons, header and background definitely suits us to a T. As in T-bone steak. As in the bestseller at Waffle House. As in the home of greasy bacon. People…I can make anything lead to pork. Anything 🙂
Now…here’s the best part. All you folks who let me know that you thought the previous layout sucked hairy toes…IT HAS BEEN IMPROVED. Yeah. Now when you get done reading the newest post…all you have to do is keep scrolling down to see the previous post. So that way you are not missing anything in our very exciting (read: mundane) lives. And when the posts run out…there is a link to previous posts. It’s exactly what you wanted for Christmas, isn’t it?!?
We definitely think of this site as a work in progress but I think that now we are finally moving in the right direction. I still need to do a little remodeling in the tabs above…and keep you better posted on our mini-house-projects…but know that I am workin hard to make this baby better and better while still taking care of my new baby at home. And I love each and every one of your comments…even if I don’t respond right away, I am laughin’, cryin’, and answering the questions in my head…so thank you 🙂
In conclusion, we have a newly renovated blog just in time to celebrate our second, yes, second blogiversary. Bower Power is officially two years old! My how things have changed. And as I said during our first blogiversary, I can’t wait to add more and more posts about home improvement, shopping, entertaining, photography and of course, Will to this site. Oh and I obviously still retain the right to make cheesy jokes, un-pc remarks, celebrity jabs, and use potty humor whenever possible. That my friends is here to stay 🙂 So this coming week, be on the lookout for blogiversary events…like the annual Reader Survey and the Reader Review plus a giveaway that gets my bacon fryin!