Thursday, January 22, 2009

Change


I thought it might be time to change the ol' blog a bit. A new header (I never was satisfied with the last one), a new layout, some new colors. How do you like it?

I've been kind of down about my blog lately. Hits are down. Comments are down. It's frustrating. I feel like I'm missing something. Any suggestions? I'd especially like to hear from other blog owners, either in comments or email (darlingpetunia@aol.com).

--sigh--

16 comments:

Becca said...

I think I may know part of the problem. My mom has your blog bookmarked (whereas I use the "blogs I'm following" feature on blogger) and today she had your blog open and I was surprised to see updates!

Blogger stopped notifying me of them 3 weeks ago so I had no idea you were posting! No idea why that happened but if it's true of other people's thingies they use to follow blogs (whatever those are called) it could account for why your hits have been down.

Hope that helps!

Darling Petunia said...

Ugh that is so frustrating, because I have no idea what to do to fix that.

Anonymous said...

Let's see if this works, since I don't have anything in particular to say about what you wrote today LOL.

Donna from TW

Jesica said...

I just got TWELVE update in google reader all at once. I thought you just hadn't been blogging.

Darling Petunia said...

Grrr...okay, I know what was wrong, I think. My fault. Hopefully it's fixed now. Thanks, Becca and Jesica, for the info!

Anonymous said...

Yep, same thing here- nothing in the RSS feeder for weeks and then 12 all at once! It was fun to open and have lots of back posts to read today though! Keep it up- your blog is great!
Melanie, MN

k. said...

I just opened my google reader, and found a whole list of your posts from 3rd Jan to todays entry.

Don't worry, we've not stopped reading your blog or anything.

2WeeMonsters said...

Yep, I finally got my RSS-fed updates, too! I was just yesterday wondering if you were aware that the RSS feed was off somehow (or if it was just mine). I'm glad you got it figure out anyway. Please don't feel down about the blog otherwise! I love popping in to see what you're making & reading & sharing!

Janey said...

I love your blog, I think its probably the time of year, I usually check in most days but cos of Christmas and New Year I haven't been able to do this, although I do catch up on all posts, when I do check in! I just keep you in my bookmarks bar, I've never used any of the reminder thingies.

Mittie said...

yup, i agree with everyone else. i'm still using bloglines, and it wasn't showing me any new updates from you for the longest time. i got curious and went straight to your blog and WOW, updates! I'm excited, and i'm sending my friends your way too, btw.

JulieZS said...

You weren't on my updates either for a while, blog list from blogger. Ooops, well it is nice to catch up and see what you've been doing. Love the new header and new look, very cool!

Stephanie K. said...

Love your blog as always. I think the new facelift is great! Change is always good and helps us all feel refreshed.
Don't worry about other things though - you still have some true supporters!
Thanks for always keeping us entertained with your posts, cute projects and ideas!
I think you're great!

Katherine said...

Hello, just thought I'd chime in with the same RSS feed problem too! Love your blog, found it through Wardrobe Refashion. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

I check your blog everyday, but I have you bookmarked. I have not yet signed up as a "follower" - makes me feels like a Victorian housemaid.

Linda

rmlrhonda said...

I like your new look - very light and airy!

Swansong said...

I like the new look! I know I only hit a blog if reader shows updates. But then even when it does obviously I am behind as well. LOL I here though!