Tag: blog design


The Weekly Write-Up: MailChimp Crazy & Bloggiesta

Posted 18 January, 2015 in Weekly Write-Ups / 4 Comments
The Weekly Write-Up: MailChimp Crazy & Bloggiesta

The Weekly Write-Up is where I talk about what’s gone on in the past 168 hours, both on the blog and off. Hey everyone! I hope you had a great week. I don’t know if I’m still struggling to get back into non-vacation mode, or if it’s just the weather and winter blues, but I have been struggling hardcore lately. Going to bed super early, still waking up with only 5 minutes to get ready for work, not motivated to do much… It sucks. I might be blogging less until I can shake this. I don’t know. Jump to: It’s […]

#BookBlogWriMo Day 7 – #FlashbackFriday – My Blog’s First Design

Posted 7 November, 2014 in Features / 2 Comments
#BookBlogWriMo Day 7 – #FlashbackFriday – My Blog’s First Design

Welcome to day 7 of #BookBlogWriMo! Today we’re doing a flashback to the beginning of Book Bumblings. Since my blog has only been around since June, it hasn’t gone through many redesigns. That says a lot, since I love tinkering with website design and am always trying to freshen up my coding skills. It’s crazy how quickly you can forget what you know. Here’s Book Bumblings’ design evolution:

3 Reasons to Use Post Excerpts on Your Blog

Posted 11 October, 2014 in Blogging Tips / 7 Comments
3 Reasons to Use Post Excerpts on Your Blog

I have design issues with many book blogs. I went back to using an RSS reader because a lot of blogs that wrote posts I enjoyed most had the worst designs and usability. But that’s an issue for another day. But one thing that annoys me more than anything else is when a blog’s homepage has the ten most recent posts. Sound crazy? Probably. But when I say the blog’s homepage has ten posts on it, I mean ten. entire. posts. Book reviews are usually, like, 1,000 words when you take into account the intro, the book’s description, the review, the author’s […]