Sunday, January 5, 2014
2014: IN WITH THE NEW
2014 has arrived and so has a new me. Err -- at least, the new blogging me. Giving my blog a facelift was not on my New Year resolution list. But somehow it happened.
I'm not complain though. In with the new -- layout, name, style -- and out with the old. Hope you like the new as much as me.
Here's a quick run down of what's new here at Book Beats:
First, which you've probably noticed by now, is the name. One of my favorite quotes inspired the new name, "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies...". A book has the ability to transport the reader to another time, life, or place. Traveling is one of my favorite activities, but money doesn't always allow. However, with a flip of a page, any place or time becomes a possibilty. And so, From Here to There (with a flip of a page) was born.
The content will generally be the same -- book reviews, memes, random giveaways. But instead of focusing on only YA, I'll begin to branch out (which I already started doing in 2013). And I'll include other genres, such as adult fiction, romance, maybe even a classic, and a whole heck of a lot New Adult.
Along with the new name came a new layout. Cheers, to that!
Second, I have just recently been introduced to Feedly. And I LOVE it so far. I do most of my surfing (and blogging) from an iPad, and this app organizes everything to my liking. So I've added a Feedly button to the right of the page. I've not got all the bugs out of it yet, but the button should be up and working soon. Or if you don't want to wait, you can search for my blog under the add content button on Feedly.
Speaking of the sidebar, I realize that mine is still a little haphazard at the moment. I'm still working on that, and it should be up and running smoothly over the next few days.
That's the major things that I've changed so far in 2014. A few more should pop up around the site in a few days, along with working the problems out of the exsiting changes. And please, please, feel free to leave any critique, advice or tips on the new layout, design, etc.. I've had this blog for a while, but I'm still learning a lot, and could use any advice given.
Y'all are gems. Thanks for stopping and hope 2014 is the best year yet!