Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Cleaning Up The Place

If you are a regular reader (hello family!) you may have noticed that I made some changes here over the last week or so. 

The biggest change that I have made is that I have truncated, or shortened, my posts. You now have to click the link,"Click here to read the rest>>." I decided to do this for a couple reasons. 

I hope it helps you. I like to use pictures, big ones, so I hope that it will make it easier on you, the reader, to scroll through the home page. And I hope it helps speed up page load time. 

It also helps me by stopping blog scrapers from stealing my content to put on their fake blog. Their fake blog has advertising so they steal my content to make money off of my hard work. That is not cool. 

I understand that it adds an extra step for you as a reader, but I want you to know that I appreciate that you are taking the time to click the link to read the entire post. Thank you!

Also, I have been messing around with color and white space. I think I have those things pretty much where I want them. But maybe not. I love the combination of orange and blue, but I am giving myself a few more days to play around with it. 

And I have changed the font and made it larger. I hope that makes it more comfortable to read. 

Thank you for understanding! 


  1. Hi Erica - I am excited to see the changes you are making on your blog!. I wondered if you could share how you make your own images with text added? I may also ask the facebook blogging group I joined as well. Thanks!

    1. Hi! I use picasa photo editor, but I have read great things about picmonkey. I plan to try it out soon. :)

  2. Random, but for some reason this never showed up in my feed reader - maybe it's the new settings you've set up? You might want to check on that, just in case there are others who read via feedly or the like :)

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    1. Hi Rakhi, Rosie let me know that it showed up in her feedly reader very late in the day. If you do not mind me asking, what reader do you use? Thanks!

  4. I like the colors, Erica. Looks good. Fresh and springy. I'm adding you to my Bloglovin reader. :-)


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