Monday, September 14, 2009

Big up to the Squirrel

I mentioned in that last post that I couldn't take the credit for my new blog look, but I didn't tell you who was responsible.

Squirrels can be shy, so I wanted to check with her first.
I'm really pleased that she's allowing me to credit her.

If the world is roughly divided between givers and takers, Beleaguered Squirrel is deffo in the former group. In spite of flying high with a major career change while simultaneously juggling a couple of kids (not easy with those teensy tiny paws) she still found time to devote to me and my blog.

There have been the inevitable teething problems.

The new links I'd added were inexplicably triplicated - easy to sort even for a techy twit like me.

And I managed to work out why all the links embedded in posts seemed to have disappeared ...
that'll be cos I'd set them up to be the same colour as the background then ...

But my stat counter and site meter have also gone AWOL.
I get summaries emailed to me and I've come to the conclusion that ...

EITHER people hate the new look so much that word has gone out to boycott my blog - a highly effective manvoevre since it appears I haven't had a single visit since the switch ...

OR I need to configure something or other.
Any ideas?

One good thing about making the changes was that I needed to blog surf to update the links and came across 2 things that made me laugh out loud.
I'll share them with you here - assuming you're not boycotting me.
If you are, it's your loss, cos they're really very funny.

On Aba's Place I saw this. At a time we're all being warned about germs spreading on public transport, this is a timely reminder that not everything that's infectious is bad.

And Sue G posted this - one author's response to negative reviews.

Enjoy.

10 comments:

Kate said...

Hi,

I am new to your blog so can't comment on the previous look but I think it looks great now and I have really enjoyed reading it so far - keep posting.

Kate x

Queenie said...

I'm still here. Loved the Brad Meltzer link, thank you - I may have to read his book after that! FYI I still can't see the links in your blog posts unless I hover my cursor over them. I have no idea why. And I agree 100% with your assessment of our dear Squirrel.

Debi said...

Hi and welcome, Kate. Now that I've worked out how not to triplicate links, I'll add yours.

Yeah, Queenie. I've found out how to change it but Blogger's not playing yet *sigh*

Marie said...

New look blog is great, Debi. I know what you mean, I lost a lot of links too when I changed my blog.

SueG said...

Hey, I'm still here too, and I think the blog looks great. And thanks for the plug. Now that I'm back in London, any chance for a meet up? xo

Debi said...

Marie - the links are there, but invisible. My fault. Whereas the loss of the site meter etc ...

Sue - oh yes! Need you ask?

Maxine said...

I like the new look! My daughter tried this design once, and we found that if we put "long titles" in the blogroll list, it could throw out the design.
No idea about the stats, unless there is some box you need to check somewhere in the innards of Blogger settings. Are you on the "new" blogger? It might help to make that switch, if not. I believe that their tech support is not so good for the old blogger. (no rudery intended!)

pierre l said...

The new look is great, and the choice of colours makes it very easy on the eye (even for someone with uncertain colour vision like me). Well done to Debi and the mysterious Beleaguered Squirrel.

Debi said...

Hi Maxine and Pierre - glad you like the new look.

And the minor techy glitches have now been sorted by the gorgeous secret squirrel, who just can't keep her paws off. Bless.

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