Here we are. Scrubbed up and clean. Searchable and organized.
I’ve cleaned out the proverbial closets. I’ve tucked a few things into deep storage. But mostly I rearranged the shelves, dusted, polished, and ran over everything with a few extra passes of the vacuum. Just for good measure, I lit a bundle of white sage and borrowed from the ancient tradition of smudging my way into a fresh start.
I’ll let you guys do the poking around, but here are the basics about the new site:
Together with the incredible team at Orange Static, we moved everything over to WordPress. We made the photos a little bigger. We made the search engine more robust. Lourdes helped me slog through the archive of nearly 1,400 posts. We recategorized each and every one and left you all with a little menu of the main subheads right up at the top of the page. If you want to binge read a series, you can do that too. (For the full list, head to the series drop down menu in the navigation menu at the top of the page, or click on the series of choice on the sidebar.)
We added a page about my book, should you be hankering for a taste of what’s to come.
There’s contact info should you want to send a note to me directly.
We’ve left one full post on the homepage, followed by an easy-to-see grid of what came before. Archived posts are available in the same easy-peasy grids.
My incredible sponsors are all lined up and looking shiny on the right. My mug and a little bit about me can be found above that.
There are actually functioning links to all manner of social media sites and ways to help you share posts far and wide should you be so moved.
If you haven’t yet signed up for my newsletter, you can do that at the bottom of the page. (And you should: October letter is dropping this weekend.)
And if you’re not interested in the intricacies of blog redesigns, then I hope this post will serve as a simple reminder to do a good smudge.