David asked me what I wanted for Mother’s Day and I said “I want a new design for my blog and I want you to migrate me to Word Press”. Although he agreed to do it, I think secretly he was hoping I was going to say, “Oh honey, your love is enough gratitude for the job I do every day”. I guess this means he won’t be asking me this question in the future.
This is the problem; David is an award-winning Interactive Creative Director. David has actually been widely recognized for his creative talents designing web sites (a multiple Addy winner, multiple W3 winner, and a contender at the Cannes Ad Festival). As a result, he doesn’t have the time, energy or interest to design his wife’s blog. It is like asking Pavarotti to sing at your birthday party, not exactly the best use of his talent. However, in David’s defense he has always been 100% enthusiastically supportive of my blogging endeavors and I must say he has done a mighty fine job with the new design. I guess I’ll scratch his back later (this is the ultimate love currency in our house. David will pretty much do anything for me if I agree to scratch his back for an indefinite period of time).
Cool New Features
Take some time to look around. I’ve added some new pages about me and reorganized my blog roll. As part of this new redesign I’m also launching two new regular features on my blog. The first one is “Techn’o Beth” a regular post about the latest gadget, gizmo or technology thingy that I think women cannot live without. I love technology and have felt for a while that I haven’t spent enough time really sharing this interest of mine here on the ole blog so expect to see more of that in the future. The second new feature will be “Bullseye on the Blogger”. I will be interviewing and featuring different bloggers. I’m hoping to talk with the bloggers that have inspired me and whom I feel provide great quality content on a regular basis.
Give Away Time
Now for the fun part — in order to celebrate the redesign All Children’s Furniture has been kind enough to give me one of their great toys (A Step2 Art Easel) to raffle off here. To learn more about the contest and All Children’s Furniture go to the “contest” page or just comment here to win.
I also want to take this moment to thank my faithful readers, without whom this would be a one way conversation. I also want to welcome any new readers and let you know that this relationship works best if you have really low expectations of me – that way I can always exceed them. Make sure you leave a comment and let me know what you think of the new design and enter the give away.