I am so excited to finally reveal my new blog design! I have been working with Vanessa from Nifty Thrifty Designs over the last month, and I am just in love with what she has done. Since I started my blog over a year and a half ago, I always envisioned having a little superhero woman, but I could never get it put into place. These things take time, talent, and money, and at the beginning I couldn’t justify hiring someone to do it for me. I jumped from one design to the next, always trying to make it look the best I could, but lets be honest, I am no professional when it comes to blog design!
So now that I have been blogging a while, and I am able to make some money doing it, I justified the cost and left it to the pros. Vanessa did an amazing job putting together everything, and I give her major props because my early vision was pretty broad. She was a dream to work with, did everything so quickly, and was majorly affordable! If you are a blogger looking for a new design, definitely get into contact with her!
This is the Domestic Superhero she came up with! I was a little blown away when she first sent it to me, and it was so shocking actually seeing what I had been talking about the last few years! I am in love with the little tool belt and the whisk! She is equipped and ready to go into action! Haha
I want to give you a tour of the new blog, so that if you are confused or can’t find something then hopefully this will point you in the right direction….
The first 2 things I want to talk about are the Menu Bar and the Featured Posts sections.
The menu bar is where you can find lots of additional information. You can click ‘home’ to be directed to the main Domestic Superhero home page at all times. Click ‘about’ to find out more information about me and also the blog’s disclosure policy. Click ‘Recipes’ and you will find every single recipe on Domestic Superhero, in their specific categories. This is a great way to find a recipe you already know of, or if you are in the mood for something (say chicken, look under the chicken headline for all chicken recipes) specific (see below photo for what the recipe gallery looks like). Recipe Gallery:
If you click ‘project gallery’ you will find a master list of all the DIY/crafts/various projects that have been on Domestic Superhero. Want to see where Domestic Superhero has been featured? Click on ‘Featured on’ to see a list of various websites I have had projects and recipes featured on. Under that tab can also click on ‘Link Parties’ to see when I like to link my projects up (see photo below). Lastly, click ‘contact’ for all the ways to get in touch with me. I love hearing from my readers!
The Features Posts section will appear on the homepage, so that when you visit Domestic Superhero you can see what has been going on lately. It will always show the last 5 posts I have published, and you can hover your mouse over them to see the title of the post.
Next up is some sidebar action. You should see this on the right side of your screen, right under the welcome section. I will explain each number I have listed on the picture (correspond the number above to the number below).
#1- This is the subscribe tab. If you would like to have posts delivered to your inbox from Domestic Superhero (so you don’t miss anything!), then type in your email address in the box and click follow.
#2- This is the Category tab. Click where is says ‘categories’ and you can see all the different categories things are posted in on the blog. For example, if you are looking for low fat recipes, click categories, then click low fat recipes. That will take you to all the posts I have classified as low fat recipes.
#3- This is the Archive tab. Pretty self explanatory, you will see a list of months and then how many posts. You can click on each month and it will list the post titles from that specific month.
#4- This is the Top 10 Tab. I love this tab because you can click on it, and see what the 10 most popular posts (currently) on Domestic Superhero are. Here you can see what people are most interested in! It changes daily as well!
#5- These are all my social media icons. Click on any of those buttons and connect with me on Facebook (F), Twitter (the birdie), RSS Feed, Pinterest (P), Email (the envelope), and Instagram (the camera).
Under the first tabbed section on the right side, you will find another tab section! This one contains 3 things…
#1- The search function: Type anything into the search bar to search Domestic Superhero. Looking for a specific recipe? Type it in the box and hit search.
#2- This is the contact tab. Click on this ‘contact’ tab and it will bring you to my contact page where you can see all the ways to get in touch with me!
#3- This is the button tab. If you aren’t a blogger, this probably doesn’t mean anything to you, and that’s fine. For all the bloggers who link up at my link parties, and want to feature my button on their blog, they can click here, and will have 3 available buttons with a code for installation for their blog.
You will also find this ‘Need Something’ box on the right sidebar. This links directly to Amazon and if you search in this box it will bring you to amazon with your search results. I absolutely love Amazon and stand by their company 100%.
I hope that this explanation makes navigating Domestic Superhero super easy for y’all! If you have any questions please feel free to ask! Do you guys like the new layout and design? I’d appreciate any and all feedback!