Thursday, January 13, 2011

Throw A Girl A Bone

Hello my lovelies!

I want to take a moment to say "THANK YOU!" to all of you for showing me such amazing support during this incredibly trying time with my daughter. While things aren't easy, I can still find moments when I want to swoop her up in my arms and cover her in kisses. Her mouth makes me crazy, but I love her spirit. My prayer is for her to learn respect and still keep those spunky qualities that make her who she is.

She starts her new "school" on the 25th. Yesterday at intake, we had a lot of questions answered and I am optimistic that this is the right choice for her. I will definitely keep you posted.

Anywho... Coming up very soon, Only Parent Chronicles will be getting a face lift courtesy of the A-MAZING Jessica at The Frilly Coconut. While I love my current look, I think it is a bit dark. I am looking to lighten it up a bit and make it a bit more cheerful.

The Frilly Coconut

I am hoping I could get some opinions from you all about format, as I have a couple of different visions in my head and am trying to make my bloggy home as user friendly as possible!

1st - Columns? 2 or 3? To the left, right, or on each side?
2nd - Visible GFC widget or no?
3rd - Archives, LinkWithin, or both? (Or neither? Maybe you really don't care what I've said in the past...)
4th - Categories? Yes or No? Does anyone ever use those to search?

What do you think makes a blog design most user friendly?
What do you hate to see on a blog?

Lastly... I'm working on a media kit and was hoping you might head over here and answer a few quick questions about yourself.

Again, thank you all so much for your support and everything you do to make my day better!



Mimi N said...

I like 3 columns and how it's set up right now. As long as someone can easily follow U via GFC it doesn't matter to me if I see everyone with a widget. I like archives and have never used LinkWithin. Never looked thru categories either.

So excited about your blog-lift. How exciting!!


Andrea said...

A new look!! Hooray! I just got one (thanks to your direction, actually!!!) yesterday. Wahoo!! I like the standard column options, but I don't know what you prefer. Whatever you do I'll be right there following you, lady.

So glad about the Girl and the school. Keep us posted!

Renegades said...

I like that it's user friendly. It's easy to leave a comment.

Kimberly said...

I like the 3 column look. Can't wait to see the changes!!!

Kate said...

As long as I can access share a spoon for that delish taco seasoning recipe I've been too lazy to write down and FEX archives of course, I'm happy!

Shell said...

Can't wait to see your new look! I think a search box can take the place of a lot of that. I like to see those even more than tags or link within or archives.

I hope the girl likes her new school.

Anonymous said...

I like this look! Cant wait to see the new look though!

Good luck with the new school. =)

Losing Brownies said...

I love your look now! I like stars! Whatever you choose will look great I'm sure!

SurferWife said...

I thought we agreed in our little Twitter bet that you were going to put my face in your header?


Pain SUX said...

Ok. here we go...

1. Usually I'd say only 2 columns, but your's looks great with 3, there is still plenty of reading space for the actual post itself :) Oh, and ALWAYS on the left !!

2. Definitely the GFC widget showing.

3. I very rarely go to the archives to be truthful.

4. I have never once used the Categories to
search within anyones blog. I don't even use
them on mine, I wonder if that bugs people??


Anonymous said...

I filled out your survey! Looking forward to the redesign. How exciting.

you're going to Blogher11? Me Too! yay! I get to meet you!


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