Hey! Welcome back!! I’m so excited for you to see the new Always, S. I know what you’re thinking – didn’t you just change the blog design? Well, yeah. I did. But the truth is, I wanted a blog that could grow with me and serve as a professional but also personal space. Prior to this relaunch, I felt as if Always, S was just personal. I was constantly thinking of ways to improve and add professionalism to my blog, but I was never satisfied with my ideas! After school started in August, my stress levels were high. With 19 hours, learning a new language, and two new jobs, I unfortunately put the blog on the back burner. I decided to take a month off to refresh, get my sh*t together, and come back better than ever! I did a lot of research and found the perfect base for my blog through 17th Avenue. Next, I put together a Pinterest board full of inspiration…
Follow Savannah Ward’s board Logo on Pinterest. …and my great new friend Valerie put together the PERFECT new logo! I told her in my first email that I loved flowers, pops of color, and watercolors. What do you guys think?! She did SUCH a great job and I’m so glad I worked with her. If you ever need any designing for your blog/website, I really recommend taking a look at her portfolio. I’m hoping that through this redesign I’ll be able to appeal to a wider audience and also post more “serious” and professional posts without my old blog design getting in the way. I hope to grow with this blog and its design and I can’t wait to see where this relaunch takes me!
Speaking of that audience…can you take 3 or 4 minutes to fill out a quick reader survey? You’ll get a cute printable for FREE (!!) at the end. Did I mention its free?? You’ll be asked about the blog and what you think of its new design and also the quality of my posts (if you’ve been reading for a while). Everything you say is anonymous, so please feel free to critique and offer constructive criticism! Just remember to speak respectfully :] Take it now! Having trouble viewing the reader survey and giveaway? Try refreshing the page or open with a different browser.
Hopefully, with the start of this new design, this will also be the start of something great with Always, S. To old readers, thanks SO much for sticking with me and following the blog for so long. To those of you that are brand new, WELCOME! This blog has become my favorite space to share stories, pictures, and more, and I hope you’ll love this space as much as I do. For stopping by on this special day, enter the giveaway below to win a $10 Visa eGift Card through the wonderful GiftCards.com! This giveaway runs from October 1 – October 4, so enter ASAP! The winner will be contacted Monday, October 5!
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- An all new and improved travel page, showcasing all of my trips and links to their posts.
- An updated About Me page, with lots of pictures and pretty graphics from Valerie!
- A POST SCHEDULE! You’ll see a new post on Always, S every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. There might be more posts in between, but you’ll get at least 3 new posts weekly. How cool is that?!
- A home page that features recent and popular posts.
Thanks so much for reading Always, S! And welcome back :]