Since the calendar has flipped and we are in a new year, it seems pretty logical for me to launch 2014 with a series of changes on the blog. You might notice that the blog's look is new. I was tempted for awhile to change the name. Part of me feels like I want to pull away from the identity I first established here back in 2009, but after meddling with the layout and template, I decided to keep it. While my little odyssey is quite different now, it's still an odyssey. I did, however, change the tagline for the blog-there will be more here than just the classics.
Speaking of the template, I'm not sure I'm entirely thrilled. I needed a change for my own sanity, but I'm not completely tech savvy. I've considered switching over to Wordpress for a long time...perhaps that will be something else in the works.
I've also hid quite a few pages-many of which fell into disrepair over the last year. I've left a few, but they will be revamped in the upcoming weeks as I revise my plans, lists, and goals. Most noticeably, you should notice that my original 250 list is gone. I'm not sure I will bring it back since I rolled it into my Classics Club list. Ideally, I still want to finish it, but I think I'm revising it a bit. Once that decision is made, I'll let you know.
In any case, I wanted to stop in and say hello. Getting back into this is hard, and I'm definitely not good at it anymore, but I'll improve with practice.
I'm just looking forward to chatting books with you all again.
I like the look, nice and clean. Good luck with the new look and all the changes :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Jane!Delete
Hey Allie, it's good to see you again :)ReplyDelete
I only jumped back into blogging (and reading!) myself last week and I had to start a whole new blog (http://west-of-the-moon-east-of-the-sun.blogspot.com) because the old one just didn't fit me anymore, so we're in pretty similar positions.
Although building everything up after an abscence is quite a lot of work, the allure of interacting with all my favourite book-people again was just too strong to resist!
Good to see you again too! I still need to go through my blog list, but I'll make sure to update yours. :)Delete
I like the template! If you need any help with changes you can always email me, I'm reasonably good with templates (been using Blogger since 2005!)ReplyDelete
Thanks o! I definitely missed your posts in my absence. And thank you for your offer. I'm probably going to take you up on it!Delete
I like the new template. Happy 2014!ReplyDelete
Thank you Carol!Delete
It's good to see you, Allie! xReplyDelete
It's good to see you too!Delete
Yay, you are back!!ReplyDelete
:) This made me smile!Delete
I think the blog looks very nice. Glad you kept the name. I've always liked it. I see you're reading A Game of Thrones. Hope you're enjoying it. It's a favorite of mine.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year to you! Wishing you the best with the journey you take this year.
Thank you very much for your comments! I'm fond of the name too, even though it doesn't have the exact same meaning anymore.Delete
And I am enjoying it! I love the show, but the books are always better, if you know what I mean!
Great look! You've inspired me to start blogging:)ReplyDelete
Thank you Linda! good luck as you start your journey!Delete
I'm right there with you on making changes, Allie! Happy to year to you. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Amanda! Where can I find you?Delete