Last week I shared that I had been blogging consistently, Monday-Friday, for one FULL YEAR! It was a very exciting landmark and I felt very proud of myself for sticking to something for so long.
The only issue was...my lack of organization with blogging. I had close to 30 blog categories, many with confusing titles that people wouldn't understand unless they followed my blog every single day. I knew I wanted to simplify my categories so anyone searching for a specific chair makeover or recent painting, would have no trouble finding it. So for the last two weeks I have been going through every blog from the last year (over 250!)and putting them into five easy to navigate categories:
Now I'm about halfway done, which is why you can still see some of those outdated categories like "Local Pickup Discount" and "Prints/Collectibles". I am so excited for everything to be simplified and organized. While I've gone through each blog I've also been creating new headlines/cover photos, courtesy of my new favorite website, Canva, so that you'll easily be able to find a post you're looking for. It has been a crazy amount of work, that has resulted in me gaining about 75,000 times more respect for my Ben who is able to work on a computer all day everyday when I get a headache after just a few hours!
You'll also notice my navigation menu has changed. You used to see "About. Blog. Galleries. Custom Art. Artists to Know. Shop. Contact." but after more simplifying, I have changed "Galleries" to "Art", added "Accents" and changed "Artists to Know" to "Interviews" and put "Custom Art" under "Shop". I feel like everything makes a little more sense now, what do you think?
I'm in the process of switching up my interview process, which is why you'll notice there hasn't been an "Artist to Know" since July. The wait will be worth it, I promise! In the meantime, here's a little sneak peek of some of the changes I've been making :)
So much is changing and I'm so excited about all of it! :) :) :)
Hi friends! Welcome to the blog! I'm Mandy and I'm an artist, blogger & founder of the "Artists to Know" interview series. Here you'll find photos of my latest art adventures, furniture makeover projects & advice from successful artists!
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