Friday, October 15, 2010

Time for Changes

The season is changing. It feels like fall.  The weather is cooling, the wind is picking up.  It looks like fall.  Leaves are changing colors or falling from their branches.  Mums, pansies and other fall flowers are in bloom.
I feel like changing too.  My blog design that is.  You may have noticed the small changes I’ve already made.  I’ve added my personalized signature to each post and removed the generic “Posted by: Joanne”.  I wanted a wider area for the posts to allow BIGGER photos!  The sidebar is smaller and I’m thinking about adding some pages instead of some of the information in the sidebar.  I’ll leave that just for the archives, labels, subscribe, etc…, you know, that standard stuff.

I’ve become an affiliate for Paper Tiger software.  I got mine in July 2007 and LURRRRVE IT!  I has saved me so much time and effort and I just had to find a way to tell people about this amazing product.  I purchased it for use with my custom window treatment business way before genealogy was even on my radar.  Back then they only had the desktop version and becoming an affiliate cost major bucks and lots of training.  Now, you can be an affiliate for for free and they have an online version now too.  Where do I sign up!?!?  So, at the bottom of the page you’ll see a new banner.  I’m going to talk more about Paper Tiger in later posts.  If  you do genealogy, I can’t imagine a better system to keep your papers, materials, books and other junk stuff organized.

When I decided to change the column width, I had no choice but to change my header.  I “don’t do HTML” and have no desire to waste my time learning it!  So, out with the old and in with the new!  I really liked the simplified look of my other blog so, I just copied all the settings!  The only problem I have is the background color of the header on the other is a solid mustard color and I don’t remember can’t figure out how to change that.  Maybe you can help?  I literally opened the other blogs design options and copied and pasted the settings into this one.  But that darn mustard didn’t want to come over!

I think it’d be neat to have a page of the surnames I’m searching and perhaps a better “about me” page. 

For now, this is OK.  I just wanted to let you know it IS the same blog & author, just a new look!

Copyright © 2010 Joanne Schleier


  1. I like the new look--very clean and fresh!

  2. Great look! I recommend having both an "about me" page and a surname page. On my name page, I also include locations. The surname page is one of the most visited pages on my blog.

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