Spindle & Rye: New Blog!
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Hello friends, and welcome to my new blog, Spindle & Rye!
I know what some of you might be saying......"Ummm, didn't you just start your old blog in November?"......and yes, I did.
Truth be told, after sharing my #inspiremediy blog post yesterday, I took a long hard look at my blog Through the Front Door, and sadly realized it was fitting me like a pair of shoes two sizes too small. I didn't like the design, it wasn't very engaging, it didn't "fit me" and it hurt!.
Why would anyone want to visit my blog, when I myself, didn't really want to? I got around to thinking........your blog is like your second home. The place where you live and feel comfortable. Why would you want to invest time in updating your home and making it the best it can be, when you don't like the space you're in to begin with?
I've had Blogger blogs in the past, and when it came time to start a new one, I decided on the Wordpress platform. That was my first mistake. I was very comfortable using Blogger, I knew it inside and out, and that comfort was immediately gone on Wordpress. Heck, I didn't even know there was a difference between Wordpress.org and Wordpress.com blogs until I thought about changing the template. Most of the templates I was interested in only worked on Wordpress.org hosted blogs, go figure.
Hence the birth of Spindle & Rye!
I found my way back to Blogger and decided to change the entire look of my blog. It now has a new name, new platform, my Etsy store and design services are incorporated here, all in one fresh new space!
The name of the blog is derived from my pure love of antique wood spindles & rye bread....sorry, nothing fancy, it's just that simple:)
I've spent the last two days hunched over my kitchen island on a bar stool designing the header, coding forms and ad space blocks. I've created a Twitter account & Facebook page for the blog as well. I haven't posted anything to these pages yet, but if you have either, please feel free to follow me & I'll be able to see your accounts as well. If you have a Pinterest page, you can find mine by clicking the social links at the upper right hand side of the blog home page.
It's so great to finally have everything in one spot! If you recently started following my other blog, please sign up for my new blog updates via email through the link in the sidebar on the home page.
I think your blog is a very personal space and most definitely an extension of you. Here, I feel comfortable. I feel like I'm "home".
Please take a few minutes to "click around", and I hope you love it as much as I do!