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18 November 2012

Early presents

A little while ago, after some bloggy related tinkering about, I promised that those changes would be the last for a while.  Yeah.... that turned out to be a big fat lie.  Sorry about that.

I've gone for a total overhaul this time.  Out with the old and in with the new.


It's a more streamlined look and I'm pleased with it so I hope you guys like it too.

If you're looking for something that used to be in the sidebar, it's probably just been moved.  You can try the 'ME' page and the categories and archives are now down at the bottom of the page.

So that's kind of my present to me, but there's a present for you guys too.

It's about comments you see....

You can now comment without having to sign in and without the dreaded, horrible, fiddly, horrible and eye achingly difficult word-verifier thing!  YIPPEE!

My plan is to just moderate comments to try and avoid the irritating spam, but last time I ended up getting so so much it just wasn't possible.  This time I shall make no promises, but we'll see how it goes...

In the meantime, have at it!  Commenting freedom is yours!

S x



21 comments:

  1. I love the new look of your blog. It looks very modern and clean, but still cute.

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  2. Nice fresh new look to your blog! How wonderful to be word verification free. Good for you and your visitors will bless you! I like your coloured writing. How do you do that?!
    Here's to a little message without my eyes going screwy on unintelligible words! I hope this works out well for you!

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  3. Your blog looks so clean and fresh, a joy to read. Can I ask one question, how do you get your links at the top of the page in one line? Chel x

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  4. I'm a long time reader but don't comment all that often (I know I should). I love the new layout of your blog!I've been trying to tinker with mine for a while but still have so much to learn... If only I could pick at your brain for a bit :)

    Sophie xo

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  5. Love the new look. I've been feeling the need to change mine for a while now as it feels too busy and cluttered. You've inspired me to have a fiddle around tomorrow. Fiona x

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  6. Sandra, in my opinion it looks very very nice! And yes... I read above... it is not only my opinion :-) Have a lovely time!!! Jolana

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  7. I love the blog, old was great, new is fabulous! Thanks for taking word verrifier off, it takes me on average four goes to get in.....I do moderation of comments too and have been lucky so far but I am only a teeny blogger! Fiona x

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  8. Love the new uncluttered look for the blog. Nice to see you've got rid of the captcha (for the time being at least)

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  9. Very pretty new layout, and I am so grateful for the no verifying bit, I hate having to try and figure out what the word says :)

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  10. Cute!!!! me gusta tu nueva imagen!!!!

    Hugs!!!

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  11. I love the new look!!!!!! You did a wonderful job =D

    p.s. I heard that not allowing "Anonymous" comments gets rid of most of the spam!!!

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  12. Well done, Sandra, for having a clean sweep! Looks great. It's only just less than a year since I designed my blog and I'm afraid I have totally forgotten how I did it! So mine will be staying the same old same old!!! Lx

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  13. I hate all that word verification and so this is an absolute delight ... As is your lovely blog.

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  14. Love your new look!! Have a wonderful week! xo Heather

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  15. Good job - the new look is awesome and very crisp.... Love!

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  16. Liking the new look very much ... as you know I'm in the middle of doing something similar, although I was trying to include a nifty little trick that didn't work so that's slowed me down.

    I find the trick with the spam is a) to set moderation for comments older than 14 days, and b) to set up email notification of all comments and mark them as spam when they come in to my email account (never open the email notifications). I still get a few spam comments a day, but they sit in the spam folder on Blogger until I get 5 minutes to delete them.

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  17. love the new blog layout Sandra! I like the main header on the left too, makes the posts stand out more :)
    I know what you mean about the spam thing, agh it's so annoying with the teeny tiny code you have to enter! I don't have a comment moderator on my blog so I get spam each day, which is equally annoying - I wish there was a way to please everyone!? xo

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  18. Love the new layout. Simple, elegant, yet personal. Good job!

    About the comment spam, could Akismet (http://akismet.com/) be implemented in you blog?
    I have a wordpress blog, so akismet is a plugin that can be easily installed and it really works to keep away the spam comments. But I don't know if this is possible for blogspot...

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