Sunday, April 29, 2012

It's Only Noon, And We're Done

Do you not love my blog's new look? Is it not most becoming? If you've read Curse of the Wolf Girl by Martin Millar, you'll get that reference. If you haven't, you can assume I'm very pleased with my computer guy's handiwork.

This is at least the second complete overhaul we've done of Original Content over its lifetime.There has also been lots of tweaking over the years. Still, it's a ten-year-old blog, and in blog years, that's old. Plus Computer Guy did some custom work on it. So last year, when I joined Facebook and decided I wanted to put Facebook buttons on my posts so that readers could easily share what passes for wit and wisdom here, the task was easier said than done, because OC was an old and nonconforming dog unwilling to learn a new trick. The easiest way to do the job was a whole new template, which Computer Guy has already customized. (Because, you know, neither one of us believes there is a well enough that ought to be left alone.) We may find some kinks that need to be dealt with, but right now things seem to be working.

As it turns out, I think the new look is more contemporary. A problem with an Internet presence is that it doesn't take long for whatever you've done to become dated. With writers we're writers. Not only are most of us not web specialists, ourselves, we may not be able to spend enough time on-line to notice that our carefully created and maintained efforts are creeping toward the Internet equivalent of mom jeans.

So while I'm very happy with Original Content's new look, I'm not foolhardy enough to believe it's permanent. So long as OC and I are around and active, we will be changing. But for now, I find my blog's new look most becoming.


Kath said...

So glad I just found your blog! Since I don't have anything to compare your old one looks GREAT! ;) But more importantly, the content is too! Keep up the great work.

tanita✿davis said...

I am snorting at the idea of Mom Jeans. Yikes.

It's snappier and more contemporary, but I know for myself I usually don't care too much what things look like... if I can do an upgrade only every five years, I'm thrilled. This looks great.

Gail Gauthier said...

Tanita--I have to say that a blog would have to be pretty outdated before I'd notice it, too. But I am self-conscious about being outdated, myself. Two upgrades in ten years isn't unreasonable and that does average out to every five years.

You never heard about the SNL mom jeans segment? I think Obama was once accused of wearing mom jeans on vacation.

Welcome, Kath.

W Johnston said...

The new theme looks good on mobile devices as well.

MotherReader said...

Ah you, making me click through Google reader to view the actual page. And it looks great!

Gail Gauthier said...

I was watching TV last night, and during a commercial I said to my husband, "I want to go downstairs and look at my blog." I didn't, but I did get a last look before I went to bed.