October 17th, 2008

Welcome!

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I am so excited to finally be able to show off our new blog!  It’s been in the works for awhile and no matter how well thought out or planned these things are, they inevitably take longer than anticipated.

For those of you who read our blog regularly, you know I’ve been unhappy on the Blogger platform for a variety of reasons.  WordPress seemed like the logical choice and so far, I am nothing short of thrilled with it.  There’s no question I’m still on the learning curve, but I’m getting there!

Many of the improvements (other than the design of course) are behind the scenes.  Posts, pictures and video will pretty much be the same.  Formatting of the posts will be more consistent, which is something that I struggled with on Blogger.  Along the side, you’ll see a direct link back to our website.  The traditional “About Us” (which has been updated) and “Contact Us” links are there along with an “Upcoming Events” link.  This will be a quick way for you to see what’s happening at the store in terms of author events, book signings, trunk shows, etc.

Next up, links to the RSS feeds for both the blog and Ready, Set, Knit, our weekly podcast.  I am also really excited about the links to us on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Flickr.  I’ll be adding additional links as I get them up and running.

Last, but far from least, are other blogs that I enjoy.  Right now they’re limited to yarn, but I’ll also be adding links to other blogs that I read.  I am also going to have a link to a variety of staff blogs.

So – here we are in our new home.  Although we’ve gone “live” there are still tweaks and such to be made.  I’m just thrilled to have the blog back and the ability to post again.

I’d love read what you all think of the new digs, so leave me a comment!

Kathy

12 Responses to “Welcome!”

  1. livnletlrn Says:

    Wow, the blog looks great. If this is a glimpse of the good things to come on the WEBSite ;-), I can’t wait!

  2. patknits Says:

    Congrats on the new blog!! I love it, you guys did a great job 🙂
    Pat (aka KT’s Mom)

  3. sandyknits Says:

    fantastic site~~Congratulations ~~
    looking forward to many happy readings~
    Sandy Miner

  4. kathy Says:

    Thanks everyone for the kind words! I am REALLY glad you like the new look, because as Livnletlrn mentions above, this is just the start of some great new changes!

  5. Janice Says:

    Kathy,
    This new blog looks GREAT! You’ve convinced me to seriously look into migrating my blog to WordPress, too.
    Janice

  6. Kristi Says:

    Congrats on the migration! It looks great.
    Thanks also to you and WEBS for the Rhinebeck bus trip – I had a wonderful time!

  7. kathy Says:

    Hey Janice – thanks! It’s taken a little getting used to, but I’m getting there.

    Kristi – thanks as well! Glad you had fun on the trip to Rhinebeck. What a gorgeous day it was!

  8. Kim Says:

    Kathy! This place looks amazing. So clean, so professional, so WEBS. I can’t wait to see all the magic you’ll make.

  9. kathy Says:

    Thanks Kim! What’s ironic is that I’ve been living with the design for awhile and at the last minute on Thursday, I made a couple of tweaks to the header that were the finishing touch it needed.

    Now – to create worthy content!

  10. MagFly Says:

    Congratulations on the new spot!

    I cant wait to see your store on wednesday. See you then 🙂

  11. kathy Says:

    Hi MagFly – be sure to say “hi” when you visit!

  12. Jennifer Says:

    It looks wonderful!

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