26 July, 2013

The One With The Makeover

So I finally found the inspiration to give ze pore ole blog a makeover, as best as I can. Updated the pages, found my long-lost awards page and showcased all my puranewale banners. The social media icons actually work this time and I am so proud that I did it myself AND got it right :P

But the creme de la creme is the banner; I realized, after my very first one, I never had a banner with chocolate in it, so I went overboard with this one. Two whole days of obsessive not-working-in-the-office and staying late (for the fast Wi-Fi) has payed off with the results you see. 
That's before and after, right there.

Anyhoo, the thing is, I never promote my blog in the real world, I don't share it on my personal Facebook. I never told my colleagues I had a blog even and when people ask me to give them the link, I brush it off and change the topic. Not that it is difficult to find if you know my real name, but still. I always thought it's because I write a lot of personal stuff on the blog, details, that I am more myself here than I can ever be in real life (because I find it difficult to open up in real life, as it turns out), but I realised yesterday that it's because I simply care too much.

The blog has become a very big part of me, it's highs and lows reflecting the highs and lows of my own life. I am immensely proud of everything that I have put in here (blonde, shrill, stupid posts included) and I am immensely proud of what the blog has given me. So when someone reads the blog for the first time, I get real nervous about what they will have to say. And I'd rather not show them, than hear something negative. Sensitive like that, I suppose. Not healthy, I know.

I'll stop with the Oscar speech now. Temme how you like the new stuff. And if anything doesn't work the way its supposed to. And if its taking too long to load.

And most importantly, thank YOU people, you know who you are. The ones who have stuck by through all the disappearing acts and still come back to check if there is a new post. Still say that you look forward to new posts. The fact that I still have comments despite not having been active around here in forever has been the biggest motivator to get going again.

Thanks a ton.

34 comments:

  1. i louuuuu it. PERIOD louuu louuu louuu it.
    you know, I have been thinking since time immemorial to revamp my blauug. seriously..it's like DEAD or something. now i yam gonna do it. like so do it. thengyu Peevee Mol. thou art my inspiration.
    keep writing...keep raaacking \m/

    Cheers

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    1. Hahaha. Peevee mol it seems.. Thank you milady, so much:)

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  2. I love the new header !! :D :D
    Your blog has always been attractive but this mylady has made me super crave for chocolates :(

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    1. Haha, thank you Em :) Go get yourself a bar!

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  3. Awesome yooo..Lovely you and Za lovely blog. And even I dont share my links on fb...U do knw that don't u ;). Hi5 mate!

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    1. Thank you :)
      And hi5, too many nosy parkers :P

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  4. I absolutely LOVE the new look. It's like a totally new blog, but with all the chocolatey goodness that COCO had. :) The social buttons, the font changes, the color schemes. Everything is just perfect. It even loads fast on 2G networks! :) I like the tiny brown box with the "Did you notice.." In it too. There is a change in EVERY single page. And the finished product shows how much of work has gone in to every small detail. I tip my hat to that effort Pinky. Keep making those words flow, keep making us fall in love with your little nook all over again.
    Cheers,
    Your Die-Hard fan

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  5. I ams the thinkings that I loves the blog :D

    Especially the Peevee at the bottom. Was my favourite!!

    And I am like that also. Hence a lot of secrecy too :D

    Much love! :D Keep writing!

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    1. Thank you so much :) I loved it too, was upset when it disappeared when blogger changed :/

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  6. The blog looks wonderful! Specially love the social media buttons! :D *claps*

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  7. Just looking at all the chocolate on the header has given me a paunch - does that answer your question? :P

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  8. Thats a damn good job you have done with your blog. :-)

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  9. The wise owl says it is an ad free blog :D
    It is clean, and beautiful. A little (very little) transparent background on the text would do it harm?

    :)
    Blasphemous Aesthete

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    1. It is! :D
      Thank you:) Unfortunately, I couldn't find a way to adjust the transparency so I fiddled with the color. Better now?

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  10. Okay i gotta go. I can barely type now :p

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  11. Hope this time you keep writing PeeVee. You are terribly missed, girl!

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    1. I'll try my best, Madame :) Thank you so much:)

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  12. Hello. I am back. :p

    I loved how you have organized your stuff. I have hardly saved any of the headers. But I am going to save it now, on my new blog and keep a track on it.

    I want an omnomnom header like that! :D

    I shared my blog with my friends and on facebook too but Its hard for me to vent out too much. I mean I avoid venting out too much coz I don't want anyone to know about my personal stuff. I feel pretty insecure.

    I have to organize a lot of stuff on my blog too.

    Bdw I can't see your followers tab. :/ But anyway I have added your blog on my list so its easier for me to keep a track on your updates :D

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    1. Your comments made me actually laugh out loud, thanks :D

      Please do, its a nice feeling when you look back at all the work you put in.

      Haha, lemme know if you need help with it?:)

      Precise reason why I didn't share mine.

      Go on, do it NOW :D

      I think you already followed me a couple of times, so its cool :)

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    2. Hahaha actually I was in a hurry but I noticed that you have updated your blog and I decided to check it out and comment later but then I couldn't resist commenting after having a look at your header.

      Exactly. I am going to do it now. Your blog is sort of an inspiration for me. I love coming back here for no reason. Its so neat and clean and yummy and because of the font, it is so easy to read and then there is no 'prove you are not a robot' thingie so its easy to comment. and i just love it. I guess I have told you this before.

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  13. Loved all of the chocolates in your banner. Yummy :). And it takes less time to load than before . I think.The arrow in the comment as drop down is showing only half.. That's about the only blemish I could see..

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    1. YAY - lesser time, you say?:D
      What arrow? :O

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  14. Love the new look...and especially the chocolate overdose! :)

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  15. Drool Yum Yumm! Drool again :)

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    1. Aren't you on a fitness thingy woman? :P

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  16. This looks gorgeous PeeVee!

    I haven't commented as often as I have read you ( that I sometimes read on unfriendly platforms that don't allow me to comment is one small excuse as well). But, I have always always loved reading every post of yours, sometimes digging up archives.

    Keep writing :)

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  17. This looks so neat, organized and classy! Clap clap clap

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