New Design & New Home

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So last week there were no new posts on the blog – it wasn’t becuase I was away on holiday or being lazy (in fact I started a new job last Monday!)  but becuase it was MOVING WEEK!

By now you will have noticed the completely redesign – which was done by the wonderful Kate Jordan from Relokate – but we’ve also moved from blogger to a self hosted wordpress account!

This hasn’t been a quick process, I fact I first got in contact with Kate 6 months ago at the end of May, and we’ve had a few issues here and there (google has changed a lot of things since I first started blogging back in 2007) but we finally made it & moved last Friday!

After winning the National Blog Award & graduating from university I realised that my main interest and the reason I love writing this blog and continue to do so, is helping others who are at University. However I felt that the design on blogger was too ‘personal’, I was unable to customise the site enough to allow for a more conhesive look & really it was just time for a change – something to represent what this blog is actually about!

My favourite thing about the deisgn is the menu bar! Simply becuase it is now split into sections, which means you can click the Freshers category (under University) and read all the posts that are relevant to that!! Not only does this mean you can just read the posts that you are interested in but it also means the 200 of so posts I have written are easier to find, which is a big deal for me as I think a majority are still relevant and helpful!

Another great thing is that the sidebar is less cluttered, you can easily see all my social media links (go follow us on BlogLovin!) & the header design is simple but also features the full name of this blog!!

So what does this move mean?

New posts will still be put up every Tuesday and Thursday – just like its been for the last few months, with a stronger focus on providing posts that fit into all the main categories above!

#EventStudents Project is something I am extreamly passionate about & this will continue to be a major focus on this blog – with a fair few interviews coming up soon!

But the biggest change is the fact that I am looking to make this blog more about YOU – I will still be sharing the things I am up too but more and more posts and time will be spent creating content that is relevant to what you are telling me you want to read!

This blog has always been about providing honest advice and opinions for students, alongside sharing my own knowledge with you – it has led to some amazing opportunities, allowed me to meet & make some fantastic friends as well as giving me the platform to launch a project that I truely think can help both students and the industry!

So the summary of this post is basically WELCOME TO OUR NEW HOME!

Why not go and have a wonder round the new features, drop me a comment below if you have any suggestions of posts you would like to read or what you think of the new design – or send me a tweet!

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  • suzymarie56

    Love the new design! And love that you’re being so organised and serious about this blogging businesses (that’s why you’re a winner after all!!!) xx

  • Thank you so much Suzy!! You are way too kind!!