Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A little housekeeping

Things have been cluttered here on the blog lately.  Too many pictures next to too many pictures.  Too many long, long blog rolls.  Too many, too many, too many, too much.  So I've been trying to scale back.  Last night I finally did what Nancy (my designer) has been wisely advising me to do all along--the family and friends blog roll was moved to our private family blog.  Do you miss it?  Are you glad it's gone?  Are you sitting there thinking, "Why should I care?  I have no idea what she's talking about!"  I'd really like some honest feedback.  Because I've also been thinking quite a bit about taking off the "crafty blogs" blog roll.  Would you miss it a lot?  Would you care?  Is that secretly the only reason you've been coming to my blog every day?  I've been trying to achieve a better picture-to-white space balance and I think I'm slightly closer, but I'm not quite there yet.  So I might continue to move things around.  We'll see.

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6 comments:

Nancy said...

You already know what I think. It looks great! And as far as the crafty blogs, I love having them all in one place like this, but visually you could probably stuff them into a few posts under "cool links" and then let everyone know where they've gone. I'll still come to your sweet sweet blog (like every day)!

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

I would add it is a menu option (embed it into a standalone page) as Blog Roll.

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

OR you can limit it so only the first 5 or 10 show and then the reader clicks SHOW ALL to see the rest of your list.... ;)

The Jessee Journal said...

I say lose the crafty blog roll, or like someone suggested limit it to only the first few with a show more option, OR make it a tab on your menu bar. I would probably also make your blog archive a drop down menu rather than a list. That way it will move your button up and make the stuff below it easier to find :) Looking good!

Polly said...

I've been thinking the same thing about my blog...that it needs to be cleaned up a bit. I've got a few ideas...but I haven't quite decided. I'd say the blog roll on another page is great. I'm thinking of doing that and/or narrowing down my list on front page to just the blogs that I *really* love. Ones that consistently have ideas that I just have to try and/or are blogs that are lesser known, but awesome.

Bridget said...

I also like the blogroll on another page - but how would you go about doing that? I don't see how to format a blogroll w/updates on a Blogger page.