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17 September 2014

A Brand-New Look!

 

Nothing like outfit photos while waiting for the bus--multitasking at its finest!
Welcome to the new look of The Random Writings! I'd had the last design for a year, but was feeling the need for an update to make everything bigger and better, so I went back to Angi--I couldn't, of course, have done any of this for myself because unlike many a blogger, I'm rather html-illiterate, and I'd like to keep it that way.

Also, before you mock me, I can read hundreds of Chinese characters, which are every bit as cool and probably cooler than html.

Now let me point out a few of the sweet features of the new place I have here!

#1 See that header? It's full of seemingly random symbols as a representation of the randomness that is this blog.  However, those symbols are not merely pictures for decoration, they are magically clickable and each one will take you to a different blog category. So, if you're in the mood to read about all of my posts about the country of Malaysia, for example, you can click on the hibiscus flower, also known as the bunga raya, the national flower of Malaysia. And the bear head will lead you to all posts featuring our giant pet bear, just in case you've missed him. The little angel will lead you to all posts about Angel, of course, wasn't that obvious?

#2 My pages have changed! Over there, on the right hand side, you can now find a Resources page beneath my About page. On it I've listed some of my favorite resources for travel, learning Mandarin, blogging, and other such interesting topics--some of the resources are of my own creation, others are tools from around the web that I use regularly. If you haven't checked out my pages in a while, you ought to click around and explore to see what all has changed! Sidebar advertising on this blog is still an excessively viable option.

So that's it. Welcome to the new and improved Random Writings. If you can't tell, I'm a little bit excited. What do you think?

p.s. Not that I have mountains of experience with blog designs or their designers, but seriously, guys, Angi's awesome at what she does, speedy, and exceedingly patient with crazy requests for clickable headers linked to a dozen different things. If you're in the market for any of this design stuff, you know who I'll point you to!
Meg said...

LOVE the new look!!! Especially the icons at the top!!

Miss Nutralicious said...

I LOVE the new design. I love the clickable pictures/icons, I love the resource page, and most of all I love the slogan "prepare yourself". Ha ha! A simple line that tells readers all that they need to know!

Anonymous said...

It looks amazing! The icons on the top and the "prepare yourself" are awesome. I'm a big fan of the colors too! And I love your outfit!

The Lady Okie said...

Looks great! And your outfit is cute too. Love the blue bow!

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

Your upper navigation bar is the coolest! : )

bisous
Suzanne

Anonymous said...

Love the new look. It is always nice to have a blog makeover :)

Donna said...

Love the new look! The symbols on the header are fabulous! And the dress with the bow is adorable!

the surznick common room said...

Diggin' the new look!

Julia said...

Love it! It looks great!

Krysten Quiles said...

Ah I love love love love love it!

Veronica Lee Burns said...

love it! Also love these pictures of you :)

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! I love it!

Carolynn Markey said...

LOVE IT! So cue :) did you notice I updated your button on my blog as well? HUGS! you are so cute :)

Angi said...

First of all, THANK YOU for the shout-out today! I'm really happy you love your new design - your idea for the icons was perfect! :)

Second of all, I love your hair like that!!!

Martha Woods said...

I like it!

Bethany Carson said...

Lovely outfit, and I like your new design! The icons on top are a great idea!

Charlene Maugeri said...

Haha... And now I read this one. I'm so behind. Love it!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

It looks great! I love it!

AiringMyDirtyLaundry said...

I love the new look. And I love your dress!

Amy @ Swag On, Momma! said...

LOVE IT.

Rachel Porter said...

I LOVE it, Rachel! It's so fun!

chelsea @ the new wifestyle said...

this looks so great!! i love that it's more personalized and each of those designs is clickable! excited to keep clicking and reading more :)

Claire said...

I adore it, so fun!

God bless,
XO,Claire
Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all said...

That outfit is so stinking cute! I love the dress and the bow/sash!

Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

Love love love the new look! I know when I get a redesign I feel so refreshed. Is that weird? Anyway, I think that dress is super cute on you. I love the bow!

AwesomelyOZ said...

Thanks for the recommendation - If I need a redesign I'll keep her in mind. Your site looks great! Very clean and simple - that's very in now. :) Minimalistic style and all. Your dress is so adorable, you're so adorable -= love it! Have a great one Rachel!! -Iva

Kari said...

Love your new design!!! Also, way to go on multitask while waiting for the bus. Love it!

Erika from America said...

Love the new look and all the new pages and everything! YAY for the next chapter of TRWOR! :)

Britt said...

I absolutely love this!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love your new look! And LOVE that spotty bow around your black dress - very beautiful!