Yesterday I made the decision to switch to Disqus for my comment section. I love using Blogger as my blog platform, but I was not crazy about the comment section options. I have been noticing that many blogs and other type of websites use Disqus. After reading why another blogger switched to Disqus HERE I decided to give it a try. It was very easy to make the switch. I am still waiting for the comments made before switching to Disqus to be loaded. From what I understand it takes 24 hours for the older comments to reappear, so there is still time. I should be able to see them by the end of the day today.
Since I have become such a serious blogger I have been looking into ways to make the experience more fun and pleasant for myself and the audience. At one time I was thinking about changing the main body to two sidebars, but when I tried it I found it to be too crowded. Having one sidebar is a cleaner look and makes it easier for visitors to navigate, so before hitting save, I switched back to having one sidebar.
My labels/categories are now on the very bottom, but I am not sure that I am going to keep it there. I added a widget for my Pinterest page and put it on the sidebar. If you would like to add a Pinterest widget click on Pinterest Button and Widget Builder. I love being creative and learning about all the widgets you can add onto your blog. Now I need to master my DSLR camera and start taking many of my own photos.
Below are links to some of the blogs whose designs I really love for different reasons. Often it is because the page has a very clean and uncluttered look. A few times it is because the banner is really creative and makes a statement. I have to give kudos to those ultra creative banners. Other times it is the page layout that I love. Sometimes it is the color scheme used. There are many blogs out there that are aesthetically beautiful to look at, as well as easy to navigate.
Cabin & Cottage, etc.
Dispatch From LA
Eyes On Vintage
Gennine's Art Blog
La Pink Paperie
Oneika The Traveller
Paris In Four Months
Paris Loves Pastry
Sixpence & A Blue Moon
Quips and Tips for Successful Writers
We Heart Vintage