A change would do me good

Notice things looking a little . . . different around here? If you’re in a feed reader, perhaps not — but click through and check out the new digs!

I’ve been wanting to spruce write meg! up for the last few months, but the idea of changing themes and recoding portions of the site seemed overwhelming. By chance, though, I came across a layout I really loved on WordPress — Hemingway Rewritten, aptly — and fell in love. I could see the delightful possibilities.

Why the spruce? Well, the last incarnation of write meg! came in November 2010 — three and a half years ago. Since then, I’ve gotten heavily into photography and wanted to showcase larger images . . . and the last layout wasn’t conducive to that.

With everything changing so much in my non-digital life (packing up the condo, moving to the new house, changing offices last year), it felt appropriate to extend my “redecorating” to my online home, too. Plus, it’s midway through the year — a time to consider resolutions, maybe how our time is working or not working for us. It’s a simple thing, a blog layout, but I feel better for having stepped into a new realm.

And new things can be fun! Scary, yes, but also refreshing. I love the simplicity of this larger layout as well as the great white space — and heck, the font is bigger! (Better for aging eyes. You do know I’ll be 29 next month? I set everything to 125% at work. No joke.)

It’ll take a bit to customize everything to my liking, but that’s the fun of it. Just as I’m pushing to get through the drudgery of physically moving all our worldly goods, the hard part of changing here is done. Everything else is just delightful decorating.

Happy Friday, friends! We’ll be painting and continuing our quest to get the new house move-in ready before June comes to a close on Saturday, then celebrating Dad on Sunday.

Hoping for a cool breeze . . . and plenty of strong coffee! See you Monday.


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26 thoughts on “A change would do me good

  1. Nice one πŸ™‚ I love the Hemmingway Theme as well! I use it since a few months and I am really happy with it. You can change the top picture for each post if you like by setting the featured image while writing your post (it’s in the dashboard version only and then on the right side down at the bottom). I hope you will enjoy this new Theme and I wish you luck for the final stages of moving! πŸ™‚

  2. I was afraid I’d missed this transition while I was away! I LOVE IT! My eyes love it too!

  3. I really admire you for sprucing up your Blog. I’ve been blogging for over three years, and never touched the format or the theme because for me that would be inviting oblivion. I got my book up on display, which was a miracle but even then a nice blogger friend helped me with the technical stuff

  4. I love it Meg! It look clean and clear and I love the bigger font (a change I have been thinking of making too, with the old age and all! πŸ˜‰ )

  5. I love this new look! I don’t know why, but I’m a big fan of minimalistic black/white/gray layouts. I struggle to put some color in there. And oh yeah, I’m with you on the 125% too. That’s my default too.

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