Unless you only read this blog via email or RSS feed, you've noticed that Thoughts by Natalie has gotten a little facelift recently. While I was really attached to that wooden background and beautiful script header, I had an itch to make everything look cleaner, easier to read, and more visually-driven. Here are some things you should know about the new design:
New header + tab organization. Not only did I change the font of the header, but I also redesigned the organizational system, creating shortcuts to the broader topics I write about to make it easier for you to find what you're looking for.
Refreshed sidebar. Instead of having an "about" tab at the top, my photo now directly takes you to the about section of the blog. Beneath it, there are several different ways to connect and stay in the loop—subscribe by email, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. I've also added a feed for the @thoughtsbynatalie Instagram, and a quick link to info my freelance work (which previously was located in a top tab titled "hire me").
Series & sponsors. In an effort to make the blog more visually appealing, I designed buttons that act as quick links to each of the series I'm currently doing: through my lens, braids of glory, wanderlust, true beauty, adored art and ten thoughts. Also, I've finally decided to incorporate sponsors. They are all people and organizations that I love and support, so be sure to check out the amazing work they're doing to better the world!
I'd love to hear what you think (all constructive criticism is welcome). What do you love? What other tips do you have for improvement?