a little blog update

Well as you can tell I’ve made a bit of progress on updating my blog. There are still a few things I am working on, but it feels good to get most of it off my “to do” list! I thought I’d point you around a bit to make it clear what and where everything is….

1. My new background by Katie Daisy. It is a bit bolder than my backgrounds in the past…I love it. I love the colors. I love the modern/vintage feel of it. I love that it is unique. I just love it. Katie Daisy is so incredibly talented. You might remember her from The Wheatfield poster giveaway a few weeks ago. I have her You are my sunshine poster in my kitchen. I was looking at her flickr account and came across this pattern she designed. She was so incredibly kind to let me use it as a background on my blog. If she could print it into wallpaper I’d probably cover a room in my house with it!

2. Post Categories: All my posts are categorized. You can search by category instead of reading all of them. There is also a search button…for specific searches.

3. DIY Projects: I created a page that just lists most of my DIY projects. There are still a few I haven’t gotten on there, but the major ones are listed. This will make it easier for you to find specific projects.

4. Info: Under the info tab you can find the following:

SnapShops: information regarding the workshops I teach for those wanting to learn more than automatic on their dslr

Online Goodness: Some buttons for some of my favorite sites (making my own button is still on my ‘to do’ list)

About Me: …a page about me…

Booking Me & Local Photographer: Why I am no longer taking clients…and a list of local photographers

5. Favorite Posts: Here you can find a listing of some of your favorite posts and mine. This is a great place to look if you are new to the blog.

6. My lovelies: Inspired by my friend Meg (her listing is down right now, but we all hope it will be up soon! I was totally wrong on that. Somehow I missed that it got moved to the left column of her blog. It is under the title “Happy Things”. You really need to check her’s out….it’s the best). This is just a spot for me to share some fun things that I don’t want to write a whole post about. You’ll want to look at this often, I’ll be adding stuff.

Buttons on the footer: I currently do not offer ad space on my blog. In the footer you will find buttons for non-profit organizations that I am a fan of.

I really like the sliding tabs on the left of the blog. I like keeping my blog simple and clean looking, so it is nice to just shut that tab when it is not in use. It is kind of like shutting my messy drawer full of pens, tape, stamps, and junk. I debated adding a permanent side column, but for now I think I’ll keep them hidden…you’ll just have to remember to check them! For those curious, I use a template from ProPhoto blogs. I customize my template. I highly recommend ProPhoto Blogs…especially for photographers. There are several other features that I currently am not using. If you are interested in a ProPhoto blog use the code: ASHCAM473 to get $10.00 off your purchase.

So what do you think? I’d love to hear your feedback!

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  • Christy - Love the redo! I adore the background

  • Crystal - Awesome job…love it!

  • Lauren Roberts - I think it looks amazing Ashley! You have come such a long way from where you started and I am SO proud of you! I love the background too. It’s so bright and welcoming πŸ™‚

  • Kristi - I love all the new things!! I love the setup of your blog! I love the layout of it period. I would have one like this but dont really want to pay for it haha!

  • ashlee - its beautiful! i too would wallpaper a room in my house with this print!!!

  • Trinity - Good job…I like it a lot. I like how you put so much thought into where everything should go and how to make it easy to use. I love the my lovelies tab…I think that is a lot of fun!

  • Lesley - I’m lovin all the changes! Great background – totally you.

  • Kara - LOVE the background–I would totally have this in wallpaper at my house too! So fun!

  • Jodi - I love all the changes! I love the side bars but best of all the background is perfect! It just reads perfect for your style of blog! Congrats on the changes, makes me want to go and makeover mine!

  • lisa @ ellebows - I love, love, love the background! So beautiful and so Ashley Ann!!

  • Rachel - Everything looks amazing!!! So Lovely!

  • Ruth - Nice. I like! And I think the colors are very you…

  • Carla - it’s so beautiful! and i love that you don’t have gobs of links. simple is always the best and so classy. {and this is a reminder to clean my space up too!}

  • Shannon Phillips - It is so very you. I LOVE it!!!

  • Alison R - I absolutely love what you have done. I noticed the new background a couple of days ago and just had to sigh! So pretty! Great job!

  • Jolie - love the new look – gorgeous!

  • candace - Love it all, right down to the little post dividers. I can tell already I’ll be hooked to the lovelies tab. πŸ™‚

  • Amanda - I really love your new background!

  • Lee - LOVE the redecorating πŸ™‚ Love even more? It came to my reader! I’ve missed your blog, without realizing it had gone missing. So glad to see you again. Have a wonderful week.

  • Robin - Yay! You’re back on my Google Reader feed!

  • Rachel - Oh I love it!! What a great makeover! πŸ™‚

  • maegan - I love the new blog look! The background reminds me of my shower curtain!

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