Friday, July 12, 2013

Purplicious Blog Makeover!

I just got a new blog makeover!  Well technically this is makeover #3 since this blog started June 2006.  Why did I need a makeover when the previous design was so cute?  Well, the layout was sooooo customized that when blogger switched to "New Blogger", my blog stopped working.  Gee thanks, blogger.

My friend who did the last design is no longer in the blog design business, so she recommended her friend Jen, who is a graphic designer and is very familiar with the New Blogger.  Yes, it's true I designed several blogs in the past, including my other two, and several for friends, but New Blogger hates me and my customized html.  The feeling is starting to be mutual, New Blogger.

So enter Jen, who is now my friend too.  We're still finishing up little details here and there, but this new, sleek design is all her work.  I absolutely love it!!  I'm going to keep using Jen here and there to sleekify my other blogs, but I'll share her too.  Let me know if you want her info and I'll share.  Sharing is caring.  Just like with prescription meds.  Totally kidding.  *avoids eye contact*

This also means I'm re-entering the blog world after a long hiatus.  What was with that hiatus?  Well I'll get to that too, but I may have to do a two or three part series or the post will be so long you guys might fall into a coma by the time you're finished reading it.  No one wants that.

Am I going to blog about uncomfortable stuff that most people don't talk about?  You betcha.  Only this time I learned my lesson and my comments will be moderated.  Mean anonymous comments will be deleted.  Nice anonymous comments can stay.  That may not sound fair but this blog is more like a big purple dictatorship instead of a purple democracy. *whispers* That means I can do what I want, you're not the boss of me, and all that jazz.  I might have a slight issue with authority.

And just because the comments are moderated doesn't mean I'm going to make you guys do the "prove you're not a computer word verification" option.  I think I might be part computer because I am completely word verification-challenged.  I never get it right on the first try, and often after several tries I just give up and my fabulous, witty comments never go through.  All that to say... in case any of you are part-computer too, I will not make you go through that word verification-torture in order to comment.  You're welcome.  Those of you who are masters at the verification-thingy... I am envious.  #truth

Having said all that... what do you think of my new makeover?


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25 comments:

  1. Let me be the first to say YAY!!!! I'm glad you're getting back into blogging!!! I've missed your blog posts!!! And the new blog looks great!!!

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  2. I love your new blog makeover and I love you. Also, if any negative comments get through just lean on your Sicilian Sidekick. I have some pent up frustration and looking for new places to unleash my wrath. *smiles sweetly*

    ~ Spank

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    1. I will keep you well supplied with horse heads!

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  3. I love your new blog, and I love you. Also, if you get any negative comments just send them to your Sicilian Sidekick. I have a lot of pent-up frustration and looking for ways to unleash my wratch. *smiles sweetly*

    ~ Spank

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  4. And if Spank can't take care of them, I can pull on my boots and give them a good ole fashion Texas butt kicking!

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    1. It's good to have a Sicilian AND a Texan on my side!

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  5. I love all the purple, super "you". Welcome back!

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  6. Congrats on getting the redesign and getting back into blogging! It really does help to have this outlet!

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  7. It's super purplicious! I love it and am excited to see more Julie blog posts again!

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  8. Whoops.. that was my hub's account. He likes your blog too though!

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    1. HA! I was wondering who "Venaf" was that knew me so well! LOL

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  9. So glad to see you back! Now if only I could find a replacement for my blog reader :-)

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  10. Ummm...since this is moderated, you won't publish two comments from me - but I can't tell if my last one even went through. So, just in case - Love the makeover - and am looking forward to seeing you post again! :-)

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    1. Ha! I totally published two comments from you. :) And I know, it sucks they took away Google Reader!

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    2. Check out feedly.com. I've been using it ever since it was announced that Google Reader was going away and it works pretty well, for me at least.

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  11. Yay! I hope you can reboot the entire blogosphere- FB seems to have killed it off.

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    1. Yeah, I'm guilty of that as well. Been posting on FB instead of blogging. But now I'm back, and have several future posts bouncing around in my head. :)

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  12. Welcome back!!!! I've MISSED your blog! And this new one is sooo cute. Just like you. :) Yes I'm sucking up. You might do another book contest.

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  13. I'm all for weeding out the ugly comments people leave on blogs. Love the purple!

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  14. So happy to have you back!! If your Sicilian and/or Texan can't handle it, I'll take any negative commenters out Canadian-style: first you jersey them then pummel them to the ice.

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    1. YIKES! And here I thought you Canadians were so nice, always apologizing and stuff. I will gladly add a Canadian to my Sicilian-Texan Posse. xo

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    2. Somebody OBVIOUSLY hasn't watched much hockey. As the joke goes, "If you're real lucky, you'll go to the fights and a hockey game might break out" :)

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  15. If Spank and/or Jeff can't handle the negative commenters I'll take them out Canadian-style: first you jersey them then pummel them to the ground (or in our case, ice). :)

    So happy you're back!! Love you!

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  16. Well, from one purple lover to another... I LOVE this! You rock girlfriend and I love that it's a Purple Dictatorship and not someplace that meanies gain power <3

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