HAPPY NEW YEAA…oh. Right. We’re long past that stage of January. But, here we are gang! The ever so patient Kotryna Bass created this new blog design, putting up with my late night ‘eureka!‘ moments and helpfully suggesting tweaks here and there. It was probably on par to babysitting a very hyperactive child. In the end though, this space is (I hope you’ll agree) a bit more tidy and put together but still, you know, me.
I think the most difficult part of creating the new design was knowing which elements to keep and which ones to say goodbye to. There were so many things I wanted the new design to have- but as it was pieced together I realised “nope, that just doesn’t work”
For instance, I loved my sliding gallery. I really did. But having one on this new space just didn’t translate well, so I pulled a Marie Kondo, thanked it for its services and put it away. If only I was that brutal with my clothes (looking at you Primark dress circa 2007)
In the end I threw out most of my ideas and stuck with a couple of main ones which I do love. I could stare at my new Instagram footer all day 🙂
Honestly, if you’re in the market for a new blog design, Kotryna Bass is your lady. I feel so much happier with this space!
It’s been nice taking a step away from blogging whilst this place was being built. It’s made me focus on the kind of content I want to publish and the kind of blogger I want to be. In the run up to Christmas I was becoming quite disheartened with blogging and wondered about my future in it. Taking this break has made me realised that it doesn’t matter- it’s just fun. Three years ago, I named this The Awkward Blog because I didn’t really feel it had a place in the blogging world- a little of this, a little of that– but hey, it’s still online and I’ve made some wonderful friends and experienced some amazing opportunities through it. So, it turns out, there’s space for a little awkward after all.
Normal posting resuming…..now.
It’s nice to be back!