Christie’s Corner gets a make-over


03 Oct Christie’s Corner gets a make-over

Don’t go! You’re in the right place. This is Christie’s Corner. It’s just got a new address and a new look.

I’ll still be serving up recipes.  Andrew will still be trying to burn down the kitchen. And the cats? Well, they still have a mind of their own.

As promised, I finally moved my blog to WordPress and got a new design. A big huge thanks to Melissa of Open Sky Designs who designed the header and tweaked the template. Oh, Melissa earned her money all right. I had her chomping on burnt toast, spilling jam, slopping coffee about and finding me a photogenic orange tabby.

I wasn’t going to put a cat in the artwork, but Cheryl of 5 Second Rule said I had to. And Melissa came up with one all on her own, so I thought it was an omen. So, please don’t write me off as Crazy Cat Lady just yet.

Despite a few bumps on the tech side, this blog migration went well, which, given my history, makes me a tad nervous.

Now for the bad news:

  • If you subscribe via email, I’m sorry, but you’ll need to subscribe again. Look to the left. There’s a email subscription box ready and waiting to take your order.
  • If you subscribe via an RSS feed, you’ll need to update it too. The nifty RSS icon on the left will do the trick. Click it. Go on. I know you want to.

Now for the good news:

  • You can leave a comment without having to type in code.
  • You can reply directly to a specific comment with the thread feature. Like a real conversation.
  • Because there’s an email field (which doesn’t get published), you can enter contests without having to give your full name, city of residence, height, age, shoe size and mother’s maiden name.

While I still have to unpack photos, arrange the virtual furniture and fix a few knickknacks that got broken in the move, I think I’m going to like it here. Hope you do too.

  • Dana McCauley
    Posted at 19:46h, 03 October Reply

    Enjoy your new home – it looks great!

    • Charmian Christie
      Posted at 10:27h, 04 October Reply

      How’d I miss this comment? Thanks, Dana. Your support is always appreciated.

      Must say, I’m loving the new features. Kicking myself for not making the changes earlier.

  • Sophie
    Posted at 09:51h, 04 October Reply

    Congrats on your new blog!!

    I like it a lot!! Looking good,….!!!

    • Charmian Christie
      Posted at 10:24h, 04 October Reply

      Hi Sophie, thanks for your support. Glad you found me at the new location and took the time to comment.

  • Puglette
    Posted at 18:01h, 04 October Reply

    the new site looks beautiful! new toast and a kitty too, very nice.

    • Charmian Christie
      Posted at 18:30h, 04 October Reply

      Thanks, Puglette. Glad to see you got the toast connection. I think Melissa did a great job on creating a new header.

  • Katerina
    Posted at 12:06h, 05 October Reply

    Loving the new look and feel. Congratulations on the move! Must kick my butt into gear! (The design is totally the hardest part!)

    • Charmian Christie
      Posted at 09:24h, 07 October Reply

      Yes, design is the hardest part. Took ages to come up with the right feel. But it’s worth it!

  • Lori
    Posted at 20:12h, 05 October Reply

    Love the look! Happy Anniversary!

    • Charmian Christie
      Posted at 09:21h, 07 October Reply

      Thanks, Lori. For those of you who don’t know Lori, she got married on my 16th birthday at my parents’ home. Best 16th birthday ever — I think I danced until I dropped.

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