Some Blog Re-Organization

Catherine, Caffeinated is two years old tomorrow. (Two years! What?) One of the things I wanted to do in 2012 was to really make this blog the hub of all my online activities, draw back from spending too much time anywhere else online and do a bit of blog housekeeping so that everything on here is as organized and pink as it could be. Or as organized as it could be, at least. So over the last couple of days there’s been some changes made around here, and trust me when I say that these changes took at least ten times longer than you’d imagine they would take.

This is a free blog hosted by WordPress.com; the only thing I pay for is the domain, i.e. catherineryanhoward.com. Therefore I don’t have as much freedom as I might like in creating this blog, but with some work arounds you can pretty much find a way to do anything. I think what WP offers for free is just staggering, and we all know how much I love my theme (Bueno, by the way). So some parts aren’t as perfect as they could be, but I think I’ve done a pretty good job for a free blog.

The books main page has been changed, and now my booksites (Mousetrappedbook.com, Backpackedbook.com and Selfprintedbook.com) are just one-page sites that lead you here. Eventually I’ll just redirect the domain here. It’s all part of my masterplan to get everyone to come here.

Each book now has its own page here on Catherine, Caffeinated, and each book has a snazzy PDF preview you can download for free. Oooh and aaah and stuff.

The pages for Mousetrapped and Backpacked have some very fancy photo galleries and video pages attached to them now. Very fancy.

The most popular section of this blog, Self-Printed, has been totally reorganized. I often think of the person looking for self-publishing info who comes here for the first time, and how I can help them find what they need. I think this might make things easier. Woo-hoo!

I added some pictures to the News page and reorganized it by year, making it slightly less BOR-ing. Ta-DAA!

The “About Catherine” page has a slideshow all about coffee. (That’s just for fun.) Yay and stuff.

So do have a look around, and tell me what you think*.

*Only if you think it’s good though, because after spending two days of my life on this I really don’t want to hear anything else!

4 thoughts on “Some Blog Re-Organization

  1. ruthninawelsh says:

    Hi Catherine, I think that your blog reorganisation is a great success and is well worth all of the anguish it must have cost you! Things are clearer and there is less moving between websites. Everything is available from your hub and the viewer can navigate more easily (I did get a little disorientated going between several sites – but then I am new to blogs). For me, it’s definitely easier now to access each of your books, get the info on them and buy them. All the best, Ruth.

  2. kellie larsen murphy says:

    Thanks for all your advice on self-printing. My daughter got me a copy of your book and whether one pursues traditional publishing or self-printing, it is extremely helpful and informative. Congratulations on your two-year anniversary and I look forward to reading more!

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