You’ve heard me complaining about the old blog and its issues so I’m not going to go back through it all again. In fact . . I just forgot about it all . . and will not remember it ever again!
When I contacted Sara at Swoon Media, she agreed to build me a new blog using the Genesis framework. I kept telling Vince “Sara is wonderful!” One night he said “You’ve hired her to do a job and she’s doing it!” I said NO! She’s doing so much more. I explained to him that it was like this: Suppose my kitchen is dirty and stinks (it isn’t and it doesn’t!). I call a cleaning lady and ask her to come clean my kitchen. I tell her it’s dirty and it stinks. She agrees to come. She gets here and tells me the kitchen stinks because my plumbing is bad and the cabinets are rotten. I say . . hmmm, that’s bad. She says . . I can fix it! She redoes all the plumbing, puts in new cabinets and then she cleans my kitchen til it sparkles.
That’s about what Sara had to do with my blog. She’s a designer . . not a miracle worker but she really did have to go way above and beyond what she agreed to do in order to get the blog fixed. I was prepared to lose everything and start over with a new blog, just to get back up and running.
When Sara sent me her questionnaire and began asking me questions about what I wanted, I surprised myself with the palette that I liked and the lack of frills. I wanted nothing artsy or bright and nothing to do with chickens or quilts . . I just wanted pretty fonts and basic and that’s what I got.
As I Vince and I sat down late this morning to look at the new blog, I was wiping away tears. Vince didn’t understand. The blog is such a big part of my life. The readers (yes, YOU!) are a big part of my life. I feel like you’re all friends. I am so happy to have it working right, to have it loading quickly, to feel like when I try to add a new post, it’s going to work, to feel like when you go to read it, you’re going to be able to open it up without issues.
I’m so happy with the way the new blog looks. I’m so happy with what Sara did and I’m so happy to be done dealing with the blog. Now I can get back to sewing and knitting and trusting the blog again.
Thank you so much, Sara. Thank you all for sticking with me through the blog issues.