August 31, 2011

I had a really good therapy session the other day. Towards the end of my blah-blah-blah, there was a lovely moment of peaceful clarity.

One of the things I understand now is that I have spent most of my life feeling controlled. I also understand that what I want is to let go of my worries about meeting other people’s expectations and…let loose.

Since my blog has always been sort of a mini-me, new priorities call for a new look here. Hopefully, I’ve come up with something that feels easier on your eyes, a setting that feels freer. (So, um, is it working?)

I’d also like to find more ways to include more people, more voices, more resources. On top of that, I intend to experiment more with how I blog (not sure what that means yet).

The new look isn’t finished. But here’s what we’ve got so far:

  •  The blog posts are now easily accessed from the left side.
  • The sidebars are grouped together as a collective menu.
  • The categories spell out the topics I tend to blog about.
  • I’ve added two new lists that connect you to my extended community. There are so, so many bloggers that I like. With this list, you can now visit with some of them. You can also explore the websites that are essential to my daily life — the ones that I swear by and often visit throughout the day. I’ll be adding to both lists and updating them regularly.

To learn more about the new columns, try this. Hover over any listed category, blog or website and you’ll get a description of it:


The post is now to your left, instead of being bookended by sidebars on either side. The columns have shifted together to the right.

I have no idea how how you’ll react to these changes. Be curious to get your reactions and suggestions. I’ll be doing a little more experimenting as I try to find the blog layout equivalent of a blank page/blank canvas. So thanks in advance for your patience.  xo

P.S. — Here’s a last look at the old layout, just in case you’re wondering what it was…