Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Blog Gets Beautified and Other News

One night, I was poking around the internet, reading blogs, commenting on blogs. You know, life as usual.

And I stumbled across a blog called Annie Bakes. (Yes, contrary to popular belief, I do actually cook from time to time.) Anyway, I thought, wow, this is one good-looking blog. I wonder who designed it.

And that is how I discovered the most talented blog designer in the entire universe: Crissy of Affordable Blog Design! I begged her to take a haitus from her haitus. Luckily, she took pity on me and my blog and created this incredible work of beauty. Didn't she do an amazing job? Honestly, I could sit and stare at my blog for hours on end. (I, personally, have some work to do on the blog (filling in information, etc.), but won't get to that until....)


After March 1 when I turn in I SO DON'T DO FAMOUS. I am still working hard on it. Ack.


Our female chameleon is pregnant yet again. She's been climbing down the cage and scratching around the Birthing Bucket. I expect she'll lay her eggs any day now. There's been a fair amount of chameleon news, not all of it good, I'm afraid. I promise to catch you up in March.

So, I'm headed back to the manuscript. March 1 will come and go, and I'll be back to visiting your blogs. I'm looking forward to it.

THANK YOU CRISSY FOR THIS UBERGORGEOUS BLOG!

Oh, and look at that cute signature below!


29 comments:

beth said...

I think it looks very beautiful! Cute but well organized and totally creative. I'm jealous!

Kristina P. said...

It looks great! I love the new format.

Teresa said...

Super cool blog make-over, Barrie. I guess that's because you're now a rich and famous author!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Ooooooo, I love it! It's cheery and pretty and feels like it fits your books.

Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist said...

It looks great!

Hope the writing is going well!

Cloudia said...

Books are HARD!!

Aloha, Friend


Comfort Spiral

Cloudia said...

And yes, Looks GREAT!!!!

Maureen McGowan said...

Fabulous new look. Tres cute.

Barbara Martin said...

Well presented format, Barrie; and looking forward to reading about your chameleons.

Natasha Fondren said...

Oh Barrie! Gorgeous, perfect, WOW!!!!

Good luck on finishing!

Sarah Laurence said...

I love your new look, especially the open book pages. Good luck with Famous!

Kathy said...

Love the blog! And I was sure I was going to see "Sherry" in the sig line - maybe because I'm reading Sherry right now. But I do love blog designs and I could redesign mine for hours and then stare at it for more hours but then I don't get any writing done. :) I'll be back to stare at yours some more.

Debora Dale said...

Barrie, it's beautiful. Fun and playful yet easy to navigate. Love it!

~Debbie

Patti said...

wunderbar! suits you and your loveliness :)

Maggie May said...

it's wonderful! :)

Sarakastic said...

love the new blog

Beth said...

Lovely new blog layout, thanks for the chameleon update & NOW you must get back to work! ;)

TerryLynnJohnson said...

very beautiful! Can't wait for more hatchling photos!
Good luck on "famous" it can be hard to focus with so many great blogs to read. I just sent in semi-final revisions so I'm feeling very free and proud of myself. Hang in there.

Eileen said...

oooh love the new look. You should have her design some PJs.

lotusgirl said...

So nice. I love it. I wish I could justify hiring somebody to spruce up my digs. Maybe someday.

Barrie said...

Lotusgirl: Sprucing up a blog is not nearly as expensive as you might think. ;)

Eileen: Crissy could design us matching pjs!! :)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

REALLY beautiful! I like the details on it now!

brian_ohio said...

Looks Great, Barrie!

Danyelle said...

This is very, very beautiful!
*writing cookies*

I have an award for you here: http://myth-takes.blogspot.com/2010/02/awards-and-more.html

Solvang Sherrie said...

Love the new look. It's so YOU!!

Lisa said...

Hey Barrie! I'm a fellow canuck and book blogger!

I found you through... well it was a round about clicky-clicky kind of thing, and I'll be darned if I can't remember. ANYway, the thing is I LOVE your blog!

Not only THAT. I have a 10 year old daughter who is UBER into ghosts right now. And when I say UBER I mean with the BIG "U" with the oomlouts above it, which I can't figure out how to do and am not even sure if I know how to spell "oomlouts".. you know.. the little dots on top?

But I digress.......again.

She loves ghosts and mystery type things so I am totally going to get your books for her! And I'll probably read them as I love YA as much as the next guy.

I am now a follower!

:0)

Cassandra said...

Love the new blog! I will HAVE to talk to tat Crissy...

Just wanted to let all of you YA/MG fans, I updated my blog: http://www.misadventuresofateenagewriter.blogspot.com
Please check it out!

Laura said...

Very psyched to see your book in the Scholastic book order form.
Great news. I will be ordering it for my classroom shelf.

Allie said...

I love the new design! It's gorgeous!