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UPDATES!

As many of you can see, I've been a pretty terrible blogger lately! What can I say...Life.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

WELCOME BACK!

Well, it’s over with. Who’s Your Editor? has had a pretty significant facelift and I am proud to say that I have done it all on my own. (Take that graphic design major!) :). The best part, though, is that I can get back to blogging! I have a lot planned and I hope my busy schedule will allow me to keep up.

With that being said, I do want to let you guys know that I may not be blogging every day like I have been. As much as I want to, I already have a pretty hefty homework schedule with school. (This weekend alone, I have to write a 1 page essay (FINISHED), a 2 page essay, I have to read A Midsummer Night’s Dream (FINISHED), half of Frankenstein, 3 chapters  in creative writing, and 37 pages in world literature.) Not completely fun. Anyway, I will aim to blog in my free time.

In the mean time, come check out the new features!

New Features:

Different Color Scheme- Red/Gray/Black
Lighter background- Found on blogger
New Header- Made it myself!
Pages!- To help relieve the clutter
Home- This will bring you back to the main screen and the almost daily blog posts.     
Get to Know Me- This is where you can learn a bit more about me. It has my profile, interesting facts, and contact information (email included in case you ever need it).
Follow Me if You Dare- The new home for our revolution. It includes my take on being better followers, a button for you to grab, and my list of my favorite followers!
Bookmark Break Challenge 2011- The new home for my reading challenge. It includes what I will be doing for the challenge, the rules for all competitors (You could be next!), a list of the current competitors, and my list of books that I have completed this year.
Buttons- This is the place where I will post any of my buttons, the buttons of friends, blog hops I have entered, directories where you can post your blog, and other websites that are worth a look. Also, if you are a follower and I haven’t grabbed your button yet, shoot me a message and I will come get it.

Blog Topics- This is a lot like the blog topics that I had before at the bottom of my page, but this one is clearer and will allow you to go through old posts easily and find the ones that have topics you are most interested in. (Located on the bottom of the left sidebar.)
Buttons with Code Dialogue Box- Now my buttons are easier to get than ever! Just scroll all the way to the bottom of this page and see for yourself!

Old Features You Love!:

Daily Updates- This lets you know the little stuff that is going on, kind of like a status update. Make sure to read it every time you stop by because most likely it has changed. (Located at the top of the blog.)
Subscribe- I know that some of you find Blogger’s Dashboard annoying. It’s hard to keep track of some of your favorite blogs that way. What my subscribe gadget does (located at the top of the left sidebar) is it allows you to get updates about my blog through your email or other social websites! Cool stuff.
Followers- Following or checking out other followers is just as easy as it was before. (located to the left.)
Live Counter- Keep track of how many times my blog has been viewed! (Located on the left sidebar.)
Popular Posts- So, you found today’s post to be awesome? Come and check out the top 10 past posts that everyone enjoyed the most. (Located on the left sidebar.)
Blog Archive- Find past posts easily. (Located on the left sidebar.)
Poll- It’s not going anywhere! I will still have a poll (located at the very bottom of this page) for you to vote on on a pretty regular basis. (PS. Results for the 4th poll “Why do you blog?” go up TOMORROW! THAT MEANS YOU ONLY HAVE ONE MORE DAY LEFT TO VOTE! SO, GO DO THAT NOW!)

It's good to be back!

25 comments:

  1. The new layout and background are fabulous! Very soothing-makes me want to just stay here all day!

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  2. Love the new layout! And thanks for the explanation about new stuff, old stuff, and where everything is. Very helpful.

    Thanks for putting me on your buttons page. Eventually it will change when I'm finally able to afford a customized layout, which I will of course tell you about when it happens :)

    I didn't know that Disney owned The CW. Kind of explains why many WB-turned-CW shows - including Smallville and my personal favorite Gilmore Girls - are shown on ABC Family, which is owned by Disney.

    Lastly, I heard a joke in the Writing Center yesterday that you might appreciate: a metaphor is like a simile ;)

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  3. I like the silhouette at the top. Good job, Aub, the site looks great.

    Incidentally, I'm also studying A Midsummer Night's Dream in Shakespeare. Must be a trend to teach it first (since it deals with putting on a play).

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  4. You have a lot going on with your blog - very interested to learn more. I think readers appreciate information like this; a great blog design.
    CJ xx

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  5. WOW!! Your new look is amazing!! Great job and welcome back!

    Jamie
    Applesauce Inn B&B

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  6. Hi there! I'm a new follower from the weekend blog hop. Nice to meet you! Love your layout!

    http://www.ridingtherollercoaster.com

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  7. I LOVE IT! I think that blog makeover 2011 was a success. :)

    Also, good luck with all of your homework!!

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  8. AA: Your new look is very user friendly. We all thank you, and welcome back! As for the homework, don't be a wimp. You can work on some of that stuff after breakfast also.

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  9. Looking good, AubrieAnne! Nice to see you back. Happy reading!

    Selena

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  10. Hi! Nice New Look!! I'm following from the weekend blog hop! I'd love for you to stop by when you aren't doing homework...but sounds like you are pretty busy. Have a great day regardless!


    Heather From and Mommy Only Has Two Hands! and Lynhea Designs

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  11. It looks great! You did a wonderful job:) Glad you're back!

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  12. Looks very nice! I am impressed. :)

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  13. AubrieAnne, your blog looks so much better- Makeovers are just amazing!

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  14. Michelle...Thank you. I am so happy you find it so appealing! Fell free to hang out any time. :) I love hearing from you.

    Sarah...Oh, wonderful! Definately let me know when you get a whole makeover too! I can't wait to see it, and if you get a new button I will certainly add it to the button page! HAHA! I love your joke. Too funny! and perfect for us English majors and enthusiasts. :)

    Matt...I think the final sillouette really made the whole site. i brought everything together. That's cool that you are learning AMND as well. I agree that teachers like to teach it first, also because it is shorter and easier (less complex in a way.) Plus, it's hilarious!!! I've thoroughly enjoyed it so far.

    Crystal...Yes, tons and tons of stuff going on which is just the way I like it. I'm very happy that you found the information useful.

    Applesauce...Thank you, it is nice being back, like I am back in my niche.

    Wife on rollercoaster...WELCOME and thank you! It's great knowing that the new look appeals to new followers as well. :)

    Natalie...Certainly a success. I just love it! And thank you. The homework is going really well. I only have the 2 page essay left for Monday and my World Lit reading, but I don't need that until Thursday. It's nice to feel like I am right on track and not behind ALREADY! That's the worst feeling.

    JJ...Excellent advice! I can't get whimpy after only the first week. I am sucking up the information and enjoying it!

    Selena...Thank you! And a happy reading to you too! I can't wait to see what you are reading next!

    Heather...Thanks for following and WELCOME! I will certainly stop by very soon!

    Poekitten...Thank you. I am happy it only took those few days. I couldn't stand being away for much longer.

    Jo...Awesome! I love to impress. :) I think I impressed myself. This is the first time I have ever designed a blog.

    dtwilight...I agree 100%. Although I loved the darkness of teh old blog look, I like this one even better. Plus, I adore sillouettes! I am so happy that I thought of them! Plus, I still managed to keep my favorite color. BLACK!

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  15. Looks great, Aubrie! Very easy on the eyes and the buttons rock :-)

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  16. I am particularly fond of the red, gray, black scheme. Great design elements too. I am now following you. Hope to see you at Thrifty Thursday again! Blessings...

    Johnnie

    Saved By Love Creations

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  17. Hi! I just started following your blog before the big makeover and I LOVE what you've done with your blog! Very cute!
    I majored in English for my undergrad, so I was really excited to find your blog. :)

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  18. Patrick...Thank you, and good. It's good to know that it is easier on the eyes.

    Johnnie...Thank you and thank you for following. I look forward to participating in Thrift thursdays as well.

    ...and that's a true story...Thank you. I'm excited that you were able to see the before and after! and thank you for following. Do you have a blog as well?

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  19. Wow, does this makeover ever look GREAT on you and your blog :)

    It might possibly be the best makeover EVER...but then again, I REALLY like black, white, and red together. And then just a hint of color in the background....BEAUTIFUL!!

    ~Steph
    4 the LUV of SANITY

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  20. Beautiful face lift...not that you were too droopy before. :}

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  21. Pain sux...Thank you! That means a lot. I definately like the combination a lot as well and am not sure why it wasn't my first choice right off the bat. It worked out pretty perfectly.

    Susette...Haha! Thanks!

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  22. Your new design looks great!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  23. Cool blog! And I love the new design! I'm a new follower from Maine - Well to Do blog. Stop over and see me sometime @ http://welltodoyou.blogspot.com/

    Cheers,
    Suz

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  24. well to do...Thank you. I am happy that you like the new design. I was thinking that I really should have taken screen shots. Then, everyone would have been able to see my progress. It would have been pretty cool. Anyway, thank you for finding me and for following!

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