OSN Header

Just a list post on the little tweaks I’ve made around here!

  • Changed the sidebar blurb and included a recent photo
  • Revamped my About Page
  • Added a Link Back page with different sized buttons/badges
  • Added Recent Posts and Recent Tweets to the sidebar
  • Added the most popular searches over the past 30 days to the sidebar
  • Went through all 2,000+ posts and put them in their proper category
  • Changed my Contact Page to include instant messaging names
  • Been trying to use Google Plus more for OSN
  • Added a mobile version, just view on your iDevice or mobile phone!
  • Cleaned up my links page which is rather small at the moment
  • Added related post thumbnails (NOT linkwithin lol) to the footer of posts on the home page and on single post pages
  • Removed the PageNavi plugin and changed the navigational links to “Older” and “Newer”
  • Still continuing my goal of responding to every comment left on OSN!
  • Considering taking sponsor ads for bloggers and small businesses, would anyone be interested?
  • Being more active on Klout
  • Removed TweetMeme and replaced it with the official Twitter button
  • Added a page with all of my recent Instagram photos
  • I’ll be doing a giveaway later this week. I’ll be designing and giving away a custom theme and social media icons (value $180).
  • Remember to subscribe to my RSS Feed!

I think that’s it… I’m sure there’s more but I tend to do a lot and forget about it!

What would YOU like to see at OSN both in a general sense and post content?

posted on May 21st 2012 at 6:55PM CDT

You’re making me want to go and make some changes myself lol. I was thinking of adding some tags and maybe a related posts plugin or something. I need to spruce my new look up badly before I get bored of it.

posted on May 22nd 2012 at 12:04AM CDT

I really should do tags but… over 2,000 posts sort of puts that on the back burner LOL!

posted on May 21st 2012 at 9:00PM CDT

Everything looks great! …the popular searches make me howl with laughter still. It would be cool if you had a gallery page of your most recent non-instagram photos- your nature shots, photos of your children, etc. I’ve loved your photography since day 1 – Your pictures have always inspired me to get out and take more of my own. You’re brilliant!

posted on May 22nd 2012 at 12:04AM CDT

I KNOW RIGHT! I will put a gallery up of photos just for you this week!

posted on May 21st 2012 at 9:19PM CDT

I love it. It’s so colorful! Just in time for summer! :)

posted on May 22nd 2012 at 12:04AM CDT

Yay thank you!!

posted on May 21st 2012 at 10:02PM CDT

I really love all the changes! It makes me want to do the same with my blog and be generally more active as a blogger. I do wish I had the talent, time and dedication to really be able to customize like you and others have. Beautiful job! :)

posted on May 22nd 2012 at 12:05AM CDT

Thank you! If it helps, it really doesn’t take me much time. Once I get an idea in my head I can generally implement it fairly quickly. For me it’s figuring out what not only I want, but what do visitors want as well!

posted on May 21st 2012 at 10:40PM CDT

I love how OSN is shaping up. I was poking around last night and noticed some of the new changes. I love the colors and the nice, simple look. :)

I would LOVE a custom design from you. I’ll be entering that giveaway for sure! :)

posted on May 22nd 2012 at 12:07AM CDT

Thank you! I figure it’s the best for Summer, I’ll probably go all out for Autumn as I normally do LOL!

Oh that’d be great! I’m terrified like only 2 people will enter the giveaway!

posted on May 22nd 2012 at 12:59AM CDT

Love the colors of this new look! I’m interested in sponsoring! I love OSN and your photography, especially the flowers. ;) You inspire me and that’s why I bought my own cam, too. ;) I would definitely join the giveaway! ;)

posted on May 22nd 2012 at 2:17AM CDT

Awww thank you!!!

posted on May 22nd 2012 at 7:08AM CDT

I just wanted to say that the colors you use on your blog are seriously delicious. Love it, love your whole design really.

posted on May 22nd 2012 at 12:27PM CDT

Thank you so much! My past few designs have been much more muted, which I suppose was appropriate for the seasons lol, but I really wanted something that popped for late spring/summer!

posted on May 22nd 2012 at 12:37PM CDT

everything looks great :) and very lively! i have been trying to redesign my blog but i just give up at this point lol. and you should totally try the sponsor thing. i’m not having the best luck with it but you’re more popular then i am so… :P

ROCK ON! ♥ PS: gonna enter your giveaway :P must has you redo my site!

posted on May 23rd 2012 at 1:29PM CDT

Thank you! LOL I don’t think I’m more popular at all (not stat wise for sure!). The giveaway starts tomorrow!

Jodi Hall
posted on May 22nd 2012 at 1:05PM CDT

Love all the new changes to your blog :)

posted on May 23rd 2012 at 1:30PM CDT

Thanks Jodi!

posted on May 22nd 2012 at 2:07PM CDT

I love all of it and love how anal you are about your blog : ) Youre beautiful btw.

posted on May 23rd 2012 at 1:30PM CDT

LOL thank you!

posted on May 22nd 2012 at 2:24PM CDT

Wow, it looks really really good. Neat and clean and colorful. I will definitely enter the giveaway. As the others have said, it makes me want to go make changes to my own blog :)

posted on May 23rd 2012 at 1:35PM CDT

Thank you! The giveaway starts tomorrow.

posted on May 22nd 2012 at 9:09PM CDT

I really like it! Too bad you have so many posts that it would take 10 years, cause it would be cool to have tags for random post hunting. Still, though, I really like it!

posted on May 23rd 2012 at 1:36PM CDT

LOL right! I figure the search feature and the archives page is good enough for now!

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