It’s time for the big reveal! After 6 years, Digging needed a fresh look and improved navigation, and I got it with the help of Kyla at Freckled Nest Design, a blog-design studio based in Winnipeg (way up in Canada, folks). If you’re reading this in your reader, please pop on over to my actual site and take a look!
You can see that I’m a more-is-more kind of gal. I wanted color, zing, and fun—and I got it! There’s a new header, background color, fonts, and layout. But what really makes me happy is the navigation bar under the header, with its drop-down menu that offers organized access to all areas of my blog, from a new Welcome page with links to useful and popular posts, to a book page where you can directly order my book, to an accessible Resources menu that includes my plant list, links to public garden tours I’ve taken, nurseries I shop, blogs I read, and more.
Kyla helped me clean up my sidebar’s text-heavy lists and tuck that info into the nav bar. Now the sidebar contains clickable buttons that take you to my most-popular post categories: garden design, Plant This, How I Did It, and stock tanks. She also created three cute shareable badges, pictured at top (the actual badges are at the bottom of my sidebar). If you’d like to share my blog with your readers or just want a quick link to Digging, feel free to grab the HTML code shown below each badge in my sidebar and insert it into your own sidebar.
I hope you’ll take a test-drive around my site. If you haven’t really looked around in a while, I think you’ll find new information and useful links—good stuff to eat up an hour or two in gardeny richness. Such decadence. Have fun and happy Digging!
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