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New Look

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Well, hello there you gorgeous thing, you. Those were the words that I spoke (not really, but just imagine that I did) when I saw my blog's new layout for the first time. It was like seeing a newborn baby appear (is that even the right term? Like magically appear?) into the world -- but better. 

Okay, babies popping into the world are probably more important and life-changing, but give me this moment, you guys. I've been wanting to do this for so long (Read: since I couldn't find any free templates floating around online)

So, I bought my first premade template from Etsy and I loved it. (Love or loved, like past tense? I don't know, proper grammar is confusing!) After scouring the Internet for the perfect blog layout, I finally found the one. I hesitated, tried to convince myself that it wasn't appearance that mattered (magical Disney voice: It's what's on the inside that counts), but finally gave in. I had to have it. I wanted my blog to look good, to look professional.

So I clicked Add to Cart, and the rest is history. And this is what I discovered:

  1. It's so much easier to customize.
  2. The support from the designer is incomparable.
  3. The details are what make layouts stand out.
  4. Free templates look good, but they just don't have that wow factor.
  5. It just makes your blog look a lot more chic and professional.
I was hesitant to buy the template at first, and I believed for so long that blog appearance was only secondary, but now I know that I was wrong. Most of the time, people explore blogs because of how appealing it looks. People are visual. Visual content works best for blogs.

I'm pretty satisfied with my template. I don't have to spend hours trying to edit code anymore, which gives me more time for actual blogging!

Need a link to my designer? You're welcome.
8 comments on "New Look"
  1. Love the new look of your blog Gail!!!! ❤️ Ahh, I was planning to purchase a blogger template too if I plan on going back to blogger, Haha! But, I have no idea how....#Lost �� Hahaha

    1. Hi Ktel! Just saw your reply to my comment on your blog. I decided to stick around Blogger because I've gotten used to it. Tumblr looks awesome but I just can't seem to let go of Blogger! If you do decide to return to this blogging platform, let me know. And thanks! x

  2. I love your new look!

  3. Love the layout! I looked at the designer, and I'm impressed by her awesome templates at an even more awesome price!
    -Anna |

    1. Hi Anna! Thank you, but I guess it should be the designer to say that, haha. The templates are gorgeous and they were on sale ($14 for 2!) so I bought them. No regrets here!

  4. Hey there, Gail! I have found you blog somewhere on Facebook, and girl... Your contest is amazing! I sincerely want to let you know, that the information is soo interesting to read, the photos are gorgeous and the topics are the 'You sound interesting' type. :) I find your blog's contest so entertaining. Wish you the biggest luck!<3

    1. Hi Beata! Aww thanks, girl! Comments such as yours keep me going and motivate me to create more content. I'm happy that you find me interesting, haha! I promise to write more, and I hope to see you ~lurking~ around this blog! x


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