I’d been thinking for quite a while about upgrading my slightly dated blog theme “The Morning After” template (which ironically is so dated – in blogosphere terms that is – that the theme is no longer available… I might be amongst the few still using it!)
Over the years procrastination has got the better of me, especially I as tried to balance writing for other platforms with my personal blog. In February 2016 when my travelmakerkai.com domain expired, dealing with the loss of my Aunt and just a lot happening in my life, I told myself I’d hold off from renewing until I was ready to redesign my blog… And you’ve probably guessed it – my domain since 2012 was snatched from me by the time I went to renew it!
So I’ve been using the rather impersonal wordpress.com since then, and today I decided it was time for a change – especially as the new year draws upon us! The idea was to go for the trendy minimal look, but truth be told, I still can’t bring myself to completely change the theme ‘The Morning After’ (I’m sentimental like that!) – it showcase so much of my content and gives the reader lot of options to choose from. So instead I boosted up the pages with a modern touch by adding some new pictures, and upgraded to an alternative domain to .com, www.travelmakerkai.blog.
Take a look a the changes I’ve made on the Travelmaker Kai Blog:
The slightly tweaked layout has a lighter background colour, new header image “Where the world becomes a global village“, featured images on the side; Welcome to the Travelmaker Kai Blog, new ‘fashion’ category, and Help Fund Travelmaking Kai children’s books.
I’ve held off creating a logo for Travelmakerkai for a whilst as I couldn’t find a concept that wasn’t the already done ‘girl with a backpack (or suite case) and a globe’. It’s kind of tired right? But then this simple logo just came to me as I was revamping the blog – a butterfly; has a patient evolution yet comes out spreading it’s beautiful wings! I also love the concept of being a ‘social butterfly‘… and you know I’m ‘fly‘ too!
Take a look for yourself and let me know what you think of the new(ish)… Your feedback would mean a lot!
That’s it from me for now… However I have lot of content from my current stay in Brazil (that’s right, 6 years ago to this date I was in Brazil and at my most active on Travelmaker Kai!) – so literally stay posted by subscribing to this blog!
Sending positive vibes your way… And try to avoid procrastinating like I did!
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