I have been planning this redesign for about 3 months now and am really happy to see it up and running. everything has been redone and there are lots of new features. My tutorials and recipes are now archived along the navigation bar in pretty picture format:
This caused me so many headaches but I'm really glad I stuck at it, although me and html are no further along in our attempts to be friends.
Along the left sidebar you can see a selection of the most read posts as well as a new 'search the blog' option. And there is now more information about the blog in the 'about' section, as well as a section for new readers. Plus a new page for information on advertising your blog or business through The Bumbling Bee.
And I finally found out how to create shareable buttons (I used my cool realm code generator), which you can find towards the bottom of the right sidebar!
The only thing I'm still working on is changing the domain name, there have been some glitches so it won't be changing for a little while.
This has been a really healthy time for me- taking the time to step back from the blog and think about what I want this space to be has helped me to refocus. I'm looking forward to what 2013 brings for this little blog of mine!
p.s. I've also stepped out into the world of twitter...@bumblinghannah