Blog Update

Six weeks ago, I started writing this blog.  I wrote for one week before telling anyone about it (except Dan, of course).  Then one night, Dan ‘outed’ me with some good friends over dinner.  That’s when I decided to go public with my blog. I shared it with it all my friends on facebook. I’m sure most people were just curious, so clicked on the link to see what in the world I was doing.

I must have done something right, because only 14 days later, I had 1000 hits to my blog.

Seven days later, I tripled that number and hit 3000.

Nine days later, I doubled that again….6000 hits!

It has been six weeks since I started writing (five weeks since I’ve been public with it) and I now have over 8000 hits to my blog.

So that brings me to my blog update. I set up my blog (probably not a big surprise given it’s simple look).  Obviously my blog design knowledge is minimal.  I had hopes of seeking some blog design help at a later date.  I was able to figure out enough to get myself going.  But there are some features that I wanted to implement that were out of my area of expertise.

My friend, Lori May (check our Lori’s blog here), recommended Elizabeth at The Mustard Ceiling Designs, to do some blog design work for me.  So Elizabeth and I have been working together to create a blog that is fun, yet easy to navigate.   I had some debate about whether or not to keep the feet picture…..but  don’t worry – it’s staying!  Elizabeth is just helping give it a face lift (or in this case, would you call it a ‘foot’ lift? OK, bad joke).

I’m also switching over to Word Press (from Blogger)…again, with Elizabeth’s help.  So I appreciate your patience during the time of transition.  I can’t wait for you to see the update (and I can’t wait for ME to see the update too!!)  I’m not sure when it will be complete, but I’d imagine sometime around the new year!!

This will be my last blog post until after Christmas.  I’m building a shelf for a friend that I’d like to finish up and give her soon.  And I’m also making a special pillow for my daughter who has her first loose tooth. So make sure you check back next week for some new posts!!

I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!  Enjoy a special weekend with your family.

Merry Christmas from the Gildays!
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  1. thistlewoodfarm says:

    WOW!!!! What a blessing! Of course your blog has lots of readers! You are a great writer and a fabulous photographer! I can't wait to see all the new changes!

  2. Lori @ Lori May Interiors says:

    So happy for you Jen! You are doing an amazing job on the blog and I can't wait to see what Elizabeth comes up with for you!

  3. WordPress is a great platform to work with, you'll love the flexibility it gives along with more power over content management. Can't wait to see the new design!

  4. Well, nice to meet you here! Where in the Northwest are you? You do have a lovely blog, I’ll be back to visit!

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