It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for, judging from the comments on my last monthly recap. My new blog design for Reading Every Night has been unveiled and is now live on WordPress.
Ever since I started blogging back in November 2015 my design has stayed the same, so it’s about time it got a little bit of a make-over. I wouldn’t say there are any huge changes in terms of the content of my posts; the format is still the same and I’ll still be posting the same things. My book reviews and the Top Ten Tuesday feature I take part in each week have been exempt from this new design simply because at the moment I think they’re fine as they are.
Both the theme and the header for Reading Every Night have been changed, and I definitely prefer the new design. The header looks a lot cleaner and I guess a little more professional as well. You can definitely see how my style has changed over the past year and a bit of blogging.
As I said earlier my book reviews and Top Ten Tuesday posts are staying the same, so the next biggest change is when it comes to my book tags.
Rather than creating/using a different header image for each tag like I have been doing I decided to create one for all of them, only changing the title as necessary. I think it works better, connecting all my book tags that I’ve posted and still have to post.
Standalone Sunday/Waiting on Wednesday
I stopped taking part in the Waiting on Wednesday meme a little while back when I started running out of books I could feature, and when I found another weekly meme I wanted to take part in. What I’m planning on doing is alternating; one week Waiting on Wednesday, the next Standalone Sunday.
What I have tried to do with these header images is keep the same design, same font, and same colour combination. Just so you can easily identify they belong to the same blog.
Discussion posts are something very new to this blog. I’ve only posted three so far but I hope it’s a feature that will keep going for a while now. I already knew I’d be re-designing my blog when I posted the first one so I tried to come up with something I’d be happy with when it came to thinking up a new design.
The only difference in my Discussion post re-design is the colour of the header image. Literally everything else is exactly the same.
My monthly recaps are the only post that have already gone through a re-design. I think looking at the different incarnations it’s had you can see an improvement in my design for the headers; look at the earliest and comparing it to the newest.
Again the format of these posts will stay the same. The only difference will be the header images for the three sections I break my monthly recaps into; This Month, Book Haul, and Next Month.
I have finally got around to updating my About Me page, which ideally should have been updated way before I did this re-design, and took the opportunity to create a Review Policy and Review Index for my blog.
My Review Policy has information on what each of my start ratings mean, and my Review Index has links to all the reviews I have posted on my blog to date. This will be updated monthly when I post my recaps and is sorted in alphabetical order by author’s surname.
Basically just have a look around and let me know what you think. This redesign was a long time in the works for me and actually finished two weeks ago, but rather than post it early I decided to post it in line with the announcement that I have a Goodreads profile.
Yes, you read that correctly. After a year and a half of blogging, and months and months on end promising I would create a Goodreads profile, there is finally one up for my blog. It’s still kind of in the works because I have over 150 reviews on this blog I need to upload to Goodreads but it’s certainly a start.
Come and add me as a friend, I’ll start working through my WordPress followers and add you if you have a profile, but it may take me a little while.