I didn’t get any work done on the studio this weekend because I spent all weekend giving the blog a complete makeover. And let me tell you, completely redesigning a 14-year-old blog is no easy task!
The redesign wasn’t all about how the blog looks. If that were all it was, I would have put it off a few more months because I’m way more interested in how my studio looks than I am in how my blog looks. I mean, it’s nice to have a fresh, new look for the website, but the main goal was to make it function more efficiently.
The internet is always changing. Google and their requirements are always changing. So if a website isn’t continually updated (and mine hadn’t been updated in several years), things start getting sluggish and outdated and user unfriendly, and Google starts punishing the owner of a sluggish website by sending less and less traffic, which means that the website owner takes a hit on income. It had gotten to the point that I couldn’t put it off any longer. So Addicted 2 Decorating has a new and improved look, but more importantly, it now has a much more efficient engine running the whole thing.
While I’m still trying to organize thing, and some pages may look like a complete mess (I’ll get to them eventually, but like I said, this is a monumental task), I did want to draw your attention to a couple of things.
First, the home page has a completely new look, and it’s jam packed full of useful information, with more useful information to be added very soon. Chances are that if you’re looking for something specific, you’ll be able to find it from the home page (or you will be able to very soon).
If you’re used to accessing my most recent blog post(s) from the home page, that’s still very easy to do. You can click/tap one of these two circled buttons/links and those will take you to all of my blog posts, listed in order from newest to oldest.
Also, if you’re looking for specific information about a specific room in our current home, you can find that info using these buttons on the home page. Each button will take you to every single blog post I’ve written about that room.
And finally (for now), you can search for DIY projects using these buttons on the home page…
Like I said, I’ll be adding more information to the home page very soon, and you should be able to find just about anything you’d need from that home page.
But probably the most exciting thing is that I finally have a decent “home sources” page. The most-often asked questions I get are, “Where did you get that?” and, “What paint color is that?” So I finally have a user-friendly home sources page. I have most of the products on there (with a few more to add), and I still need to add all of the paint colors. But when it’s finished, it will be a huge improvement over what I’ve had in the past. So if you’re looking for something in our house, you can find it on this page.
So I really do hope that things will be much more user-friendly and easy to find than they have been. And mostly, I hope Google starts liking my blog again! 😀 Website owners have to continually try to stay on Google’s good side. I’d rather not have to do that. I’d rather not ever have to worry about website and techy stuff. I’d rather just be able to create and not have to give a thought to any of that Google stuff. I wanted to be painting a floor this weekend. But we can’t always do what we want to do, huh? Adulting can be so tough sometimes! 😀 But today, I will paint.