Well. Hello everyone. Here we are. If you’re on the blog itself, look around! If you’re in a feedreader, I invite you to come take a peek.
So now what? Well, the rest of this week will be devoted to presents. That’s right, presents for you all as thanks for reading. A housewarming party from me to you. I’ve got five or six giveaways lined up, and I’ll put up one or two a day until we run out. More information to follow.
Before we move on to presents, however, here’s a brief overview of the Privilege changes.
First, you will see that everything is, well, more beautiful. Thanks are due to Jamie, at Cactus and Quail. I discovered her design sensibility when reading about her wedding, detailed at desert fete. She has been an absolute joy to work with, taking my emotive but imprecise desires, and creating just the look and feel I wanted. Thank you Jamie. And, she is launching a design business, here, very soon.
Second, you will see that Privilege now has pages.
- About Me allows me to pretend to offer my readers information, although of course I really just like the photo in which my hair whips about in the Swedish Breeze, Ray Bans reflecting the Swedish Sun. High WASPs have to disguise their desire for spotlight, remember?
- Style Archetypes explains the Sturdy Gal, the Grande Dame, and the Artsy Cousin. To ensure we don’t have an Insider Talk problem. Inclusion is my highest aspiration.
- Ask LPC allows your interesting questions to provide me good blog fodder. Again, rather sneaky, but that’s in the blood.
Third, and quite thrilling, there is now an ad on my sidebar. It’s for Beladora, Belle de Ville’s estate jewelry business. When I knew I would be redesigning, having asked you all if ads were a Done Thing, I thought immediately of Beladora and asked Belle if she’d be interested. She, to my great good fortune, said yes. So we will see how this works. The link right now is structured as an affiliate, i.e. commissioned, but I’m not sure yet what exactly I will do with any commissions. Perhaps more giveaways. This is a grand experiment, and whatever I do I will tell you. Thank you in advance for your forbearance.
Fourth, and finally, I want to thank the folks at Techsperience for implementing the redesign. This involved building a blog on WordPress, adding plugins, migrating subscribers and followers, and, most importantly, working many hours to bring the design ideas to the web as faithfully as possible.
I hope you like what you see. Feel free to comment and send feedback. Please, please, report any bugs or significant user experience issues to me. Once you’ve had a chance to look around and see what you think of the design, I’ll tell you what I was going for and we can see how close we got.
Onward to presents.