Hello, my lovely readers! I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I have a new layout up at Cake & Cows. Please check it out and let me know what you think! I am human after all.
Back in the day, I’d have a new layout each month. Since I’m currently hosted at WordPress.com and refuse to upgrade to a paid account, it’s not quite so easy to make changes to the theme. Actually, it’s impossible. I’ve spent the past couple of days toying with the free themes WordPress offers. I think it has more to do with the fact that aesthetically I’m just picky, but I’ve finally found a theme I like! I debated whether to draw a new header image, but ultimately decided to make use of this photo of my wedding cake since I wasn’t able to enjoy it. I WILL NEVER NOT BE ANGRY ABOUT NOT GETTING TO FINISH THAT SLICE OF MY OWN DARN WEDDING CAKE! Why else do you think I got married?
I also re-wrote the About page. It’s more serious than the previous silly one. It’s not that I’m trying to make this site less silly, because my silliness is part and parcel of who I am. But I also don’t want to limit myself; not all my posts are silly nor will they be. Some, like the last few, are quite serious in tone. I also wanted to provide greater context to new visitors. So hopefully this new About page speaks to all that.
I also added a new page called Projects. They too, like my writing, are an extension of who I am. I realized in the course of creating this page though, I never announced the one that might actually be relevant to my blog readers – my online book club! If you’re interested, please do check it out and consider joining.
Okay. I think that should do it for this edition of “Boring Site Stuff.”
There’s something else that I have been thinking about – which unfortunately is also site-related, but hopefully not quite as uninteresting as the things I mentioned before.
I have a little “conundrum” that I’d like to get your thoughts on. I’m debating whether to create a Facebook page for Cake & Cows. Up until now, I’ve resisted even the thought of one, but my reasons for doing so don’t really make sense. For one, I am on Facebook and not exactly inactive, either. Second, I’ve promoted my other writing and even linked to Cake & Cows when I first started the blog. But since then, I’ve been hesitant to actively promote it. Perhaps a part of me feels bad for doing any promoting at all. At the same however, I don’t have a publisher and/or publicist, so if I want my writing to be read, I kinda have to promote it, don’t I? Cake & Cows is special to me and I’ve put a lot of investment into it. But there’s also a part of me that feels it’s not worthy of any attention because it’s just a blog. And not even a blog that is reader-focused, like a food or fashion blog, for example.
And yet, even though this blog feels like it’s nothing more than a hobby and doesn’t really offer anything tangible to others, I’m really proud of it. Not because I think my posts are ground-breaking or anything like that (they’re not), but because what its mere existence signifies to me. I’ve come a long way since I first opened this blog in March. Cake & Cows is a testament to this growth and I want it to continue to be a testament to all the changes I hope to make and goals I hope to achieve.
Do I share it with more people or keep it as is? I don’t know. Here I am again making a mountain out of a molehill. Classic Rafia!