Blog Improvements – What’s on the Menu?

I’ve been making a few changes around here, organizing my blog content so it’s much easier to find, and updating a few of my graphics and images. I didn’t realize how much I’ve written over the last several years, until I started trying to gather it all in one place.

Please join me for a tour of my new menus! They are all listed below, but you’ll need to click the links at the top of the page to get to them.

Christa QuiltsAbout Me – Kind of obvious, right? This was probably the hardest page to write to describe myself and what I’m all about. However, it does include some super cool artwork my friend drew, including fun captions that go along with each of my quilting caricatures!

Christa’s Quilts – This is the place where I’ve been sharing my quilt finishes. I blog about them as I go, then I write up a separate “page” for each quilt. This is a place for me to gather all of the quilt statistics in one place, list any awards or honors the quilt has received, and then link to any of the WIP posts, in case you missed them the first time.

herringbone_hst_stackTutorials & Freebies – This drop down menu has a lot of content in it! It includes links to all of my quilt alongs, plus free patterns, EQ7 downloads and tutorials I’ve written.

Craftsy Articles – This menu item will take you to all of the content I’ve written for Craftsy’s blog. I usually write my posts days ahead of schedule, so I’m not exactly sure when new ones will post, but it’s fun to see them go live. :-)

CraftsyTeaching Schedule – This menu item is super new. I put together a page listing all of my current teaching events. I will keep this updated as often as possible. (This one is the most useful for me so I can see at a glance, where I need to be next, LOL!!)

Shop – Another obvious one. This is where you can find my patterns for sale, my precut store, and the remaining items on clearance. All of my various selling venues are all gathered into one place – now that’s convenient!

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If you blog, how do you like to organize your content? Is there anything else I’m missing?

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14 Responses to Blog Improvements – What’s on the Menu?

  1. Looks wonderful! Thanks for all you share with us!!

  2. Joanna says:

    Very user friendly and looks neat. I’ve always liked your little sewer icon. It’s so cute.

  3. Helen says:

    Love the new look–But I love all that you do!!!

  4. Cara says:

    It all looks good, and the new version is easier on the eyes. Love your quilts so much.

  5. It’s a load of work… but looks great. I love your idea of making a page for each quilt and then supplying links from each page to the applicable posts from there. Love the new look of your blog!

  6. Blog organization is definitely on my mind right now. I think I need a bit more time to develop some content before I do too much, though. I like how you have organized your work. :)

  7. Love the new format (not that there was anything wrong with the old one). Can’t wait to see what else is in store :-)

  8. Cheryl says:

    Love the new format, it is very easy to get around.

  9. treadlemusic says:

    Love it!!! I really must do something with my little corner, too!! After seeing your results maybe I’ll do more than ‘think’ about it!!!!

  10. Looking good! Mine is set up to use the wordpress metadata to automagically put projects and posts into categories. (you can see it working if you go by theboredzombie.com and click on one of the menu items, like fiber art). It was quite a learning curve and a fair amount of time to set it up, but now that it is in place, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love that as soon as I publish a post, it shows everywhere it needs to show with no further effort from me.

    I know with the home page and layout it looks much different than traditional blogs. I’m working on finding a balance and getting it more organized, I think I’ll try some javascript tricks to make project tabs or sliders or something of the sort. But for now, I’m just thrilled it works!

  11. Vicki says:

    Very neat and tidy! Great new look.

  12. Candy Radford says:

    Love the menus and the new look!

  13. farmquilter says:

    Love the newly organized blog! I wish I were able to do the same to my blog, but I can’t even figure out how to put a button on mine, so I’ll just have to enjoy yours!!

  14. Jeri Niksich says:

    I Love your new look as much as I loved the old look, I’m a big fan of yours. Your so down to earth and share your beautiful works of art through quilting with your tutorials ans there’s always a giveaway lurking around somewhere, thank you for all you do!

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