Hey peeps! Thanks for checking out the new and improved blog today! If you’re new to my site, this is a whole new look for it. I did a COMPLETE makeover last night, and I have to say, I’m very pleased with how it has turned out.
I thought I’d share a little bit about that process with y’all in case you’re a fellow blogger or thinking of joining the blogging world!
My blog is hosted through WordPress, and previously, I was using the “Hemingway” theme that is one of the options already built into their themes section. I had it for over two years, and it was good, but I wanted something more suited to my style, and something that I could customize.
After doing a little research, it looked like Etsy was the best place to go to find some more custom theme options, and the one that I ended up purchasing is WordPress Atelier Instant Digital Download theme created by SheShoppesCo.
I loved the airy look of this theme, and the layouts and customize-able options, and while I haven’t had the chance to fully explore all that it can do, I already love it.
The theme comes with a pdf of instructions that are simple and fairly straight-forward. And, I highly recommend that you actually read all of them, all the way through before starting the process of changing your theme.
I tried to just jump in and figure it out and got stuck pretty fast, so take the time to read what is sent with your download.
I also had to upgrade my WordPress account from “Premium” to “Business” in order to install the theme, so if you’re not currently set up as a business account and are looking to customize, make sure you take that additional cost into consideration before you purchase a theme.
Overall, it was simple to upload the theme to WordPress, and then I spent a couple of hours working through some of the customization points to get it looking how I wanted.
This definitely comes with a learning curve, and now that I’m at the next level of account on WordPress, there are so so so many more options available to me that I’ve yet to look at, but it’s really exciting for me because now I feel so much more motivated to pour into this site… now it’s just a point of making the time to dig in and do it.
I’d love to know your thoughts on the new look! Drop a comment below about your likes/dislikes/what you wish was here. I’d love to know.
And thanks again for coming to my blog! It may just be a click, but for me it’s a push to keep creating and to just keep on keeping on.