Burnout is a bitch. And I think that's what I've been suffering from for the past few weeks. It's led to a lot of not-good things. Infrequent posts. Surfing my favourite blogs but not commenting. Random visits to blogs I would never have visited before (now *that* was a time suck!).
And even on some days, avoiding going online altogether. Because it made me feel icky. Yeah.
So, to help get my online mojo rising again, I've done some much-needed (at least, I thought so) bloggy renos. Cleaned up some margins here, changed a header there, used new colours in some places. Oh, and yeah, added a new sidebar.
In case you've forgotten, it used to look like this...
About that new sidebar, here are some notes and requests for you...
1: Accepting ads. Not a lot. Just some. Being
a) if you if you know of any folks who'd like to advertise a product that would be a perfect fit for my blog, please send 'em my way!
b) if you're thinking of getting something from Amazon.com, please use the search box at the top. Your support will help keep this blog going and you supplied with a constant stream of my kids' crazy antics and my self-inflicted experiments with baking soda, vinegar, and other bizarre things I willingly put on my body for the sake of natural health and personal care.
2: Stripping down for speed. On the down side, adding the 3rd column slowed page loading a tad, so I taken down some superfluous gadgets, like the FB fan window and replaced it with a button, to help the page appear faster. If it's still frustratingly slow for you, please let me know.
3: And now, a poll! Despite loving that new column, I'm still open to going back to the old layout. It looks pretty to me, but if it's a turn-off and keeps people from visiting and sticking around, I'd rather ditch it. You can see I'm totally on the fence about its usefulness. And here's where you come in.
Please vote, comment, and tell me what you think!