27 July 2009

My blog’s hot new look

By: Jessica B.

Welcome to new Everyday Adventures!! Woooo!!!! That’s right, I cranked the “cool factor” on this blog all the way up to 11 and I’m not turning it down.

I’m still your hostess, Jessica, would you like a cocktail or appetizer, pigs in a blanket maybe?

When I started blogging in December 2008, I literally typed “start a free blog” into Google, and Blogger came up (shock!), but because I wasn’t sure if I would keep blogging, I stayed with the standard Blogger template because a) it was easy and b) I was lazy.

But for the last few months, I’ve been working on several BIG changes and I’m finally ready to share them with you!

Here are some of the new things on this site:

Design (duh) – I really love this design. I think it really captures me and what this blog is about. A few more changes will be coming in along the way but for now, I just can’t stop staring at how pretty it is. And if you met me this weekend at BlogHer, you already got a little preview but now you can see the entire thing! I also want to say a big thanks to Mark G. Davis who helped design and implement everything.

Dumping Blogger – Blogger was a great place to start but lately, it’s become less user friendly for me and the fact that I cannot reply to comments makes me crazy!!! So I broke up with Blogger and starting fresh on WordPress (Blogger, it’s not me, it’s you). I still have no idea how to fully use this platform either so bare with me :)

Feeds – If you subscribe to me through RSS, all you have to do is hit “refresh” in Reader for the new URL to be grabbed. Yes, there is a partial feed issue right now with RSS that I’m working to adjust. If you subscribe to me through my regular, Atom feed, you will have to update your links (sorry!) My sidebar option to update in Google Reader has been finicky so if that doesn’t work, please copy/paste the new url, http://www.myeverydayadventures.com into Reader and you’ll be all set.

I promise it takes two seconds *bats eyelashes*

Reviews – I don’t really mention products on here but I wanted to create a space where I can share things I recently have bought and love with everyone rather than figure out a way to finagle it into my main blog. So be on the watchout for cool stuff coming up on that too

So yeah, take a tour around and let me know what you think. The site’s definitely a work in progress but this place feels more like “me.” Content will still kick a** so don’t worry. Oh but be sure to use a coaster with your drink, I hate water marks on my coffee table.

Any issues with your feeds, e-mail me at: myeverydayadventures@gmail.com and I’ll keep working on them.

And come back tomorrow because I’ll have my BlogHer recap including my photo with Tim Gunn. Make it work!


  1. JMH says:

    I am new to your blog, but the guy who helped designthis for you is my fabulous brother-in -law!! :) It looks awesome!

  2. Jessica says:

    Wait, you really only started blogging in December? Like, only 6 months ago?

  3. blaez says:


    i’ll probably never leave blogspot as long as it stays running… i’m pretty content with mine and i’ve had it going on 4 years now or more…

    i was doing a selfhost through my former ISP and wasn’t able to have people comment and went to blogger.

    before that LJ and before that i can’t remember the name but they just suddenly shut down and didn’t give notice :( i’d been blogging on it for years!! and thier all lost all those posts… LJ deleted me after i was idle for a while and that made me sad, so i got a new LJ now, i have no idea why…

    so i’m rambling i should go to bed…

    sweet design! i love your new look :)

  4. E.P. says:

    Loving this, and I’m so excited for you!

  5. lbluca77 says:

    I guess all the cool kids are moving to wordpress now.

    I love the new look. Maybe I will have to move to WP too. There are things about WP that really are so much better than blogger.

  6. A Super Girl says:

    Love the hot new look!!!

  7. emily says:

    I like the new look! I really do like wordpress much more than blogger. It’s not too hard to get used to :)

    I had a slight heart attack just now when google reader said I had 191 unread posts but luckily, they were just your previous posts catching up.

  8. oooh…it’s so HOT and sleek! It has a very “city” vibe – nice!

  9. Rebekah says:

    Even cooler than the card! I love it :o)

    “Subscribe on Google Reader” gave me an error message. I had to do it manually (not like that’s hard) but I thought you should know.

  10. Rebecca_C says:

    Hottness. And lots of it.

  11. MinD says:

    Damn you for moving. Ha. I only say that because I’m behind on my reader and totally commented earlier on a post from your other site. Argh!

  12. Renee says:

    Your blog’s hottness now matches your real life hotness!! Love it!

  13. Lys says:

    i loooove it! shiny and new!

  14. SA says:

    Oooh, pretty! Love the new design. :)

  15. Ray says:

    Lookin’ Good!

  16. SarahBeth says:

    Oooh I love the new look! Well done! :-)

  17. Nora says:

    Great new look! Love it =)

  18. Kyla Roma says:

    Love the new look and the new URL! Great work!! =)

  19. Pam says:

    Looks amazing! So pretty, crisp and clean. I love it!

  20. Hollie says:

    Love the new look, very clean, and sleek! You will love wordpress as well.

  21. Erin says:

    I love the new site! Seriously, it looks amazing. I kind of feel like my blog looks lame now in comparison to the awesomeness that is your blog! Welcome to WordPress.

  22. Angela says:

    Looks great, babe! I’m happy for you. :)

  23. Vanessa says:

    Love the new design! Very clean and chic. It was great to see you this past weekend too.

  24. Maggie says:

    looks awesome Jess! Welcome to the wonderful world of WordPress

  25. AshleyD says:

    Awesome! This is such exciting news!

  26. Lollygagger says:

    love it! the header is awesome!

  27. it looks maaaaaaah-valous!

    and i’m all updated in my RSS and ready to go, now i just need to update my blogroll : )

  28. Jenn says:

    i love the new look. the not being able to reply to comments thing makes me SO mad too! i’m definitely contemplating a switch from blogger soon. the fact that there is no spell check feature in the new blogger beta version really sealed the deal.

  29. barbetti says:

    I love wordpress! YAY!

    “Way up high…or down low…I’ll go wherever you will gooooooooooooooooooooo”

    Yeah….I need more sleep. But this looks great!

  30. Maggie says:

    This looks great. Congrats!!

  31. Allie O. says:

    Hooray! Congrats!

  32. mandy says:

    Woooo! Love it!

  33. How lovely! Congrats on the big move to WordPress – I’ve been using it since I started and I love it.

    Also, Tim Gunn? I’m jealous!

  34. Erin says:

    Oooh, I really like the new header! Fancy!

    And I agree that the inability to respond to comments on Blogger is a huge detriment.

  35. I am loving it so far!

    Er.. I am still hosted on Blogger, but I find that it’s worked for me lately..

  36. SoMi's Nilsa says:

    Congrats on the new look. Hope you love WordPress as much as I have these past few months!

  37. Jess says:

    The new site looks great – can’t wait to see what all it has to offer!

  38. Maxie says:

    Welcome to wordpress– it’s the place to be.

  39. Susan says:

    I love the new look, can’t wait to see BlogHer pics!

  40. Angela says:

    Hey chica! Love the new look =)

  41. bianca says:

    soo pretty!!! i’ve wanted to change my blog layout for a while…this may inspire me :)