Sorry for the lag between posts, but the past week SHE-POWER has been undergoing renovations. After 18 months I thought it was time the site had a new look, and so here it is!
The job’s not finished yet as I still want to customize the header more and change the color of the sidebar headings (simple, but I haven’t figured it out so far). The important thing is most of the major construction is done; I just need to call in a decorator to finish things up.
So far, this has been very much a D.I.Y project and when you’re as technically un-handy as me, that makes website changes a lengthy and laborious job.
The new look is thanks to the THESIS theme, and I’d like to thank Marelisa (Abundance-Blog.Marelisa-Online) and Robin (Let’s Live Forever) for recommending it to me, and trying to help me troubleshoot when my theme upload and WordPress update went pear shaped. In the end, I needed the trusty (though definitely not speedy) help of Bluehost Support, but after much ado the site is up and I am very pleased with the redesign.
To be honest, while THESIS is promoted as the theme to end all themes – versatile and easily customizable by anyone – I wasn’t sure how much I would be able to do without paying for some expertise. But I have to admit, so far I am very impressed. The CSS has taken some getting used to ( I’ve always coded in html and figured it out as I go), but the support forums are extremely helpful and I think anyone with some patience and logic can buld themselves a distinctive website.
If you’re wondering if the THESIS links are affiliate, they are. But I wouldn’t recommend the product if I didn’t like it and think it’s a great theme for all the technically challenged bloggers out there.
Taglines. Taglines. Taglines
The absence of, and search for, a tagline for SHE-POWER has been the greatest pain in my behind since I started this blog. If you’re a long time reader, you’ll know I mentioned this in my 1 Year Anniversary post, but the past six months still haven’t provided me with a tagline that I feel suits this blog.
I have a brainstorming file that goes forever, but the past week alone has seen me change the tagline at least four times! Ideas are not my problem. Decision making seems to be my problem. I’ve even questioned whether I need a tagline at all, but I think my blog name alone does not provide new readers with a sense of what SHE-POWER is about.
Searching for Inspiration and Wisdom. Laughing at Life Along the Way
suits me as a person, but does that also mean it suits the blog?
I think part of the problem is the lack of a clear niche for this blog, but that’s not something I intend on changing. I do write about a few topics and I like to keep my options open – I guess that’s my attitude to life in general.
One way you can help me out though in targeting the future direction of this blog, and maybe deciding on a tagline, is to answer these questions:
Why do you read SHE-POWER?
What is unique about this blog? What do I offer that I should be shouting from the roof tops?
Do you have any suggestions for how I can improve the CONTENT or LOOK of this blog?
What do you think of the new tagline, and do you have any other suggestions?
And this is nitpicky, but do you think the new smaller photo with wraparound text post style is better or worse than the old way I laid out posts? See here.
If you could give me your thoughts on any or all of these life changing questions, i would much appreciate it. The fate of the free world (or at least this corner of it) is in your hands
And with that, I’ll leave you until Sunday. It’s my 10 year wedding anniversary this weekend and Musicman and I have a few days to ourselves while my wonderful, super generous mother looks after Bunny.
In the mean time, I will try to think of something profound to say about marriage since I’m such an expert after 10 years
Photo by rvsv