I woke up this morning with the intention of simply writing a post. Three hours later I’ve completely changed my theme, removed the ’81’ from my blog name so I am now simply ‘Suzie Speaks‘, added a new logo and changed the colour design, and while I’ve got a lot of CSS adjustments (or rather, The Bloke has – it’s useful being in a relationship with an IT Technician) it’s beginning to take shape. It’s brighter, easier on the eye (despite the fact it’s a little more girly that I orginally intended), but I’m pleased with how it looks so far. However, I’ve noticed that it is looking a little strange when viewed via mobile or iPad, so please stay with me until I get all that resolved.
Similarly, I’m redesigning all my title images (now I have discovered how to use Studio to make it easier to pin and tweet my posts, and I’ll be adding links to my favourite posts in my sidebar, which is now on the left rather than on the right. Next, I’m going to trawl through my posts and edit and delete the ones I’m not happy with. It’s all quite exciting really!
While you’re checking out the new layout, I thought it would be a nice opportunity to connect further via social media.
You can find me on Twitter and Tumblr @suzie81blog and don’t forget to check out my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/suzie81speaks ,my Pinterest page http://www.pinterest.com/suzie81speaks and my Instagram page http://www.instagram.com/suzie81speaks
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Looks very professional, Suzie, although I’m worried I’ll now miss anything significant relating to your birth year.
Yes, I can see that will be a major problem haha! Although, you’ve just given me an idea…
Oh, no!!!!!! LOL
I was going to do a post on why 1981 was awesome, and then discovered that it was a very despressing year. There was the Brixton Riots, Murdoch bought The Times, Charles and Diana got married, The Yorkshire Ripper was caught, Scargill became the leader of the Miners Union and Britain was hit by 105 tornadoes in one night. I don’t think I’ll bother…
It was the year before I moved to high school that’s got to count for something????
Erm… Yes? Probably won’t write a post about that though, sorry 😉
Haha – although, you never know…
It looks GREAT Suzie – you can check what it looks like on PC, Tablet and Phone by previewing it when checking out the WP Themes 😀
Thank Chris – I am going to try and change the CSS layout to make it fit a little better…
Good Luck with it Suzie 😀
Sounds like a whole new wardrobe ………… but the same Suzie underneath everything! That is good! 🙂
Thank you! I realised how much of a doom and gloom it’s been recently so I’ve decided to brighten things up a little bit!
It looks really sleek and polished Susie I like it 🙂
Thanks my lovely!
Looking good, Suzie! I love a good blog-redesign and the turning-over-a-new-leaf feeling that goes with it
Thanks my lovely! We haven’t spoken in ages – how’s things with you?
Love the new logo pic! Stunning!
great blog ❤
Gorgeous new logo and look! I love them 🙂
Thanks Natacha! I was feeling inspired this morning… Still trying to get used to how girly it is though haha!
it looks beautiful –
Thank you! We haven’t spoken in ages – how’s things going with you?
very well, thanks) enjoying the relaxing pace of summer –
It’s my favourite time of the year, after months of being cold and living in the dark everything suddenly comes to life again!
Love the changes! Hope all is going well.
Thanks Debbie! It’s going well thanks – thoroughly enjoying getting back into the blogging world. How’s things with you?
Let’s just say that life is much better today than it was yesterday. I always enjoy seeing what you are up to and really love the photo/logo 🙂
Thanks Debbie… Glad things are better!
I love it, Suzie! It looks fantastic! Way to go! Cher xo
Thanks so much my lovely!
Very nice!!!!!! It has the feeling of elegance and approachability all at the same time!!!!
Thank you! Ooh… elegance? That word has never been used to describe me before haha!
It looks great! Love it, well done!
Thank you very much!
Suzie, your new theme looks amazing. I love it! 💗
Thank very much my lovely!
LOVE the new look and I think it is good that you dropped the ’82 from your Header. Well done. 🙂
Thank you – when I started the blog 2 years ago I was so excited to get it up and running that I just chose a random name… I’ve regretted that ever since
I do like where you’re going with this…
Thanks! Any advice on anything else to do with it?
It is fun exploring themes and see how they work.
Absolutely – I lost hours on it today haha!
Nicely done so far!
I wonder about going through and deleting/hiding old posts on my blog too. Hmmm….maybe a weekend project…
Thanks my lovely! I like to go through it every so often and tidy everything up by deleting loads of things…
It’s always fun to try something new. I love trying new themes, but then worry that I will lose stuff…
That was my main worry – I had to preview it a million times before I pressed the save button!
It looks great! And tell the Bloke a good job helping you with it!
He hasn’t done anything yet, but I’ll be sure to tell him in advance… Thanks!
Oh, well when he does, I’m sure he’ll do a great job. Ha ha!
Love it!! It’s calm, fun and stylish all rolled in to one. The photo is gorgeous 🙂
Thank you my lovely! Ive been inspired by your journey and wanted to get myself into gear! Glad you are enjoying yours!
Is the print a little larger, or have my eyes improved? My nose is not against the screen. I like it all.
Haha! Yeah I changed the font and made it bigger… Glad it’s helpful! At least you won’t have a smudged screen now!
I hate tiny print blogs, and many times avoid them as they are too hard to read. You have to be good to get me to stick with reading one! I never complain however. I just praise them when they fix it! Hear me people! If you know how to change the font larger, do it!!! There are people out there passing you by.
Haha! Thank you – I never realised!
Love the new theme! It’s PERDY! Thinking of making a few tweaks to my own blog here soon too but I am so comfortable with what I have now that change feels a bit scary
Thanks very much! I think if you like it then keep it as it is… I know what you mean about change – it’s taken me a year to get the courage to do it!
Love it! I recently updated everything. It’s like redecorating.
Thanks Susie! I’m really needing to catch up on your blog – I’ve fallen so behind!
It’s light and bright in sheer delight!
Aww thanks my lovely!
It’s looking lovely – I like it!
Thanks very much Lauren! Really pleased! I need to check out your blog!
Omg Suzie, this looks amazing! Well done! I’m even more excited to be back into the WordPress world 🙂
Thank you! Good to see you back!
It’s nice to be back 🙂 I look forward to catching up with everyone as well!
Suzie, you did a great job on this. It’s perfect! A new you, a new view. Looking forward to reading this every day. Best of all wishes to you.
Thanks so much Sharon. I’ve just discovered that it’s a wedding theme though haha!
Yippee! I always wanted to be a flower girl!
Looking good Suzie.
Looks good, Suzie and I love the logo.
Thank you Jean!
Ooh, I love it! Great photo too. 🙂 I’d love to do something like this on my blog but haven’t a clue how or where to start. Any advice would be much appreciated. 🙂
Hi! I’ve just replied to your Facebook message, drop me an email!
Thank you! 🙂 I will do. x
It look great. Will we ever get to see the other half of your face? Is this a Harvey “Two Face” Dent situation?
Haha! What are you trying to say 😉
You’re the one hiding the other half. 🙂
Bloody love this new design!! Good job xo
Gorgeous! I followed your pinterest. If you wanna follow me I’m lifeinthebeachhouse. What else?! 🙂
I’ve found you! Thanks!
I saw that yay!
I love it!
Thank you! X
Looks great, Suzie – upward and onward. 😉
Thanks my lovely! I’m looking forward to tweaking it and playing around with colours!
Love the new theme and your logo Suzie! Definitely worth the 3 hours!! By the way apologies for the random follow / unfollow / follow last night – Ste’s fault we were tinkering round with my theme trying to get the wordpress follow button to work and he was clicking on yours to see what it did! X
Thanks my lovely – it was spending time with you the other day that inspired me to do something about it! How’s it going – have you got things set up yet?
Still tinkering but almost there! Was hoping to get it live today in time for #SundayBlogShare. It depends on how long it takes for it to appear to the world once we hit publish! I will keep you posted 🙂
It’s immediate once you press the activate button I think. Text me when it’s live and i’ll promote it x
Ah thanks lovely! I will do 🙂 x
Now that’s what I would call a makeover! Ace
Thanks my lovely – I’m still working on it but I’m happy with it so far!
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Check out the new Suzie!
Well I’m not exactly renowned for artistic appreciation and as an arbiter of taste but I’d say your blog scrubs up pretty damn fine!
Like you, my boyfriend is brill with computers so I leave all the difficult things to him! Love the new look x
It’s so useful isn’t it haha! Although, he hasn’t done anything with it yet, it’s my handiwork so far… Thanks! Glad you like it!
Well it looks fab, keep it up! X