Do you remember when you were a kid and you got those brand new pair of tennis shoes? I remember when I got my first pair of Chuck Taylor Converse. They were not too unlike the ones pictured here, but mine were white. I remember so vividly the fact that I thought I could run much faster and jump much higher with those brand new shoes. I know now it was probably psychological, except for the fact that they didn’t have duct tape holding the toe part of the shoe on my foot. They were also quite a bit different than getting those hand-me-down shoes, but I digress.
Those of you that have been following along here over the last 5 years know that from time to time we tend to make some sweeping changes to our look and feel of the web site and blog (terms I believe are synonymous). This is the latest look and feel that we have made and I believe I can now blog better, write better, speak better and everything else has been taken up a notch. Like that kid that could run faster and jump higher, I feel invigorated. We will continue to always be testing new widgets and plugins and every tool out there, but for now it is clean and tidy here and I love it that way.
I have Debbie Lawrence of Lagniappe Marketing to thank for the new look and feel. She is amazing and allowed me to participate in what she calls the “Sausage Making” process of watching the new design come together. We are using Brian Gardner’s template and I recommend all of his work as he has some great themes to work with and to make your own designs. In fact, Debbie was the designer and coder and all-around sausage making queen for the site over at the Modern Media Man Summit which is another of my latest projects. That site is also a Studio Press theme. Thank you Debbie!
I expect things to pick up here a little since I have this new running faster and jumping higher ability. Take a look around and tell us your thoughts.