Hello, my friends!!!
Notice anything different?
Yep, yes, that's 100% right. You're looking at a brand new blog.
Well. Brand new in a manner of speaking. It's still the same blog....
Let's talk about this.
1) NEW BLOG DESIGN
I've been meaning to do a makeover on my blog for awhile now. With the arrival of autumn, now seemed a perfect time to do so. You may notice, however, that my new design isn't exactly autumnal. That was intentional. As much as I love matching my blog surroundings to the current season, I honestly don't have the time to do it like I used to. Plus, my blog design tastes have gone up in recent years. I don't want to drive myself insane every season wrangling css codes and rummaging through the html coding searching for one little tag.
I hope this design will stay a bit longer than the previous one. I'm super pleased with how it came out—I was going for something a little more professional (hence simply the title instead of a collage header.....not yet sure whether I'm going to miss the photos or not...) but still cozy and personal.
Also, I gotta give credit where credit is due—I was greatly inspired by this girl's gorgeous new blog design. *whispers* I really hope she doesn't mind. My brother said it's not complete plagiarism, though the very similar background may be pushing it a little. *looks around nervously*
2) NEW BLOG NAME
This is probably even bigger news than the aforementioned, though I'm willing to bet you noticed the design before the name. (Am I wrong? Right? Crazy?) (Don't answer that last one.)
So.....WHAT DO YOU THINK???
For yearrrrrs now (pretty much ever since I created my blog) I've thought about changing its name. I was never 100% in love with "Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens", but after entering the blogging world with it and having it gain recognition and experience, I couldn't just pull the rug out from my poor baby blog and rename it so soon! It's been good for the past four years. But with growth comes change, and this former name no longer fits my little blog as well as it used to. Kind of like when a child is called "Lizzy" until she grows up and insists on being called "Elizabeth".
*sniff* Back to business. I asked a couple close friends what they thought of my intended name change. With their thoughts and approval goading me on, I am now pleased to announce that "Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens" is henceforth to be known as "Ramblings of a Redhead Girl."
It's shorter, more coherent, and MUCH easier to type out. :P
AND IT MATCHES MY URL.
(Now I wish I hadn't originally written my URL with all those dashes, but oh well. Live and learn.)
3) I created a personalized icon, changed my sidebar a bit, and tidied up my "about", "my books", "reviews", and "friends" pages. Check them out if you so wish. :)
So what do YOU all think of my new blog name???
I put a little voting gadget thingy on the sidebar for your input. >>>
(It's anonymous, so you can say what you like and I'll never know it was you. ;))