Blog Facelift

by Ellie Betzen | from scratch, mostly in


Hey there!

Umm it's pretty obvious that things are different around these here parts, and I apologize if Fit for the Soul has been driving you batty with all the changes!  Trust me, those changes left me with a less-than-full set of hair.  Well, figuratively, of course. :)

I recently decided to pinch my nose and dive into the deep scary oceans of blog transfer.  The whole process of moving from Wordpress to Squarespace was not as simple as I thought it would be--partly because I still have much learning to do when it comes to computer technology, and partly because there are several things I wish I would have known beforehand in order to avoid jumping to and fro from hurdle to hurdle. 

Please don't get me wrong though.  I am loving a lot of things about Squarespace!  I just have to get used their ways and accept the fact that your name will not be clickable when you leave a comment. Insert BIG HMMPHH.  So please, pleeeaaaaase!  IF YOU HAVE A SITE/BLOG, DO NOT FEEL SHY OR ASHAMED TO ALWAYS LEAVE YOUR LINK "WWW.______.COM" AT THE END OF YOUR COMMENTS!  I truly believe that blogging is a lot about building and finding your own niche of community, and what better way than to make yourself known so others can find your beautiful site?  Also, if you are a new reader then I'd love to check your site as well and I wouldn't be able to do that without your specific URL.

So, would you guys bear with me as I go through these not to earth shattering but still notable changes?  You might still notice little tweaks to my layout, design, and all that good stuff over the next few days, but I promise I am still me and I'm still here to connect with you. 

I don't talk about it much on the blog, but I am a lover of creating art in some shape or form and I have always been a perfectionist when it comes to that subject matter.  Heh, wish I could put that perfectionism to use with other things, like keeping a squeaky clean house, if you know what I mean?  So I constantly find myself having to tweak something about the aesthetics whenever time allows (even if it's 2 min. here and there) and end up second guessing if I love it or hate it.  Hah!  I'm sure some of you can relate.

And with all that said...how do you like the new layout?  Do you have any suggestions? 

Also, I feel content--errr more like very content--with the updated pages on the navigation.  If you have time please check out my about, recipe, and fitness pages.  They are finally organized and much more reader friendly. 

Come to think of it, I guess this bloglift goes right along with the newness that Easter brings, in a sense!

Now with my blog-vanity (new Ellie term) aside...I hope you have a beautiful Easter weekend and may God bless you and your family!  Like I mentioned before, whether or not I know you personally, I often pray for your well being and for blessings to flood into your life.  Wherever you may be in life keep on looking forward because God's best is ahead.  Right there just around the corner. :)

What are some blog transfer experiences you have?  Do you use Squarespace?

How are you going to spend Easter weekend?

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