After all our mutterings about a new design in August, we FINALLY did it!
We kind of made up our old blog name on the spot and have since grown in blog smarts and talent for design (ha ha ha). We felt it was time to move on from weaving waves words since we’ve changed plenty since we began and this name seemed perfect!
So what’s with the name?
We liked the name ‘virtually read’ (suggested by our father) because it’s a pun (red…read, get it?), and it’s on the bookternet (hence the ‘virtually’) and because it sounds nice and just seems right.
Firstly, and most obviously, the design. We now have a sidebar (it’s a work in progress), a new theme, a new colour scheme (which is pretty awesome, if we do say so ourselves), and header (designed by moi) and follow us buttons.
Shanti and I have now got separate WordPress accounts. We hope this’ll help you know who replied to your comment/wrote a comment and who wrote the post that you’re reading (because it’s good to have this kind of thing clear.)
We’ve totally revamped our tags/categories section. To be honest, when we started we had no idea how to use tags so we have some based on the days of the weeks (because that totally relates to content) and random names of characters(even though we love you, Michael Holden) and other nebulous things like ‘awesome’. For categories we now have the author of the post, the type of post, and subject mater of the post. For tags we’ve got genres, star ratings for reviews, and quality of book which was appealing for reviews (e.g if the book had good characters, ‘characters’ would be a tag)
We’re doing some new features…. more on that later.
We’ve re-done our about page, and we’re going to TRY (emphasis on the try part) to keep our book review index page updated.
But it’s hard to deal with all this change, right?
What hasn’t changed?
The authors- Shanti and I are still going to be the authors of the post, and we’ll be alternating weeks in which we blog.
The content- while we are going to have new features, the quality of the writing and general ideas behind it are going to be the same– just as awesome. (or maybe even more awesome)
The URL- because we’re lazy and moving blogs seem hard, and then we’d have to re link with bloglovin’ and everything would be hard and confusing and it just doesn’t quite seem necessary.
The amazingness- because we couldn’t get rid of that even if we tried.
How do you feel about our new design? Any suggestions? Isn’t Virtually Read a good title? (and no, that’s not a question) Can you deal with this change in your life? (yes, we hope.)