The Blog Revamp

Britt Skrabanek


Well kiddos, it’s that time again. I changed my blog up!

But, Britt. Didn’t you do that earlier this year too?

Yep, unfortunately I’m that crazy.

Here’s the thing. I noticed my current blog theme was popping up all over the place on WordPress, and my suspicions were confirmed when I saw that it was a trending theme. So I went back to an old theme I used before and jazzed it up with the fancy featured posts slider on the home page.

The long hair profile shot is long gone. Cuter social media button icons are hanging out on the upper left instead of the right.

Other than that, I spent WAY too many hours on my day off debating over font size, color, and widget placement. For those who have changed their blog theme before, I know you feel me.

But I think the finished product turned out pretty rad.

So, voila! Take a look around.

Also there have been a few reviews coming in for my most recent novel, Nola Fran Evie, over the past month. I wanted to quickly share a fabulous 5-star review that made me giddy this morning.

Nola Fran Evie Cover Large

Grab it on Amazon or Amazon UK

I enjoyed Nola Fran Evie by Britt Skrabanek very much. The obviously talented author has spun a tale that caught my interest from the start. Before opening the first page I thought this was going to be ‘chick-lit’ and I probably wouldn’t like it, but I was so wrong.

I enjoyed ‘A League of Their Own’ so I expected something similar, but this story was much more. Women in the 40’s and 50’s were not supposed to be independent, willful and athletic. Nola, Fran and Evie were all those things and at the same time women who touched me in a surprising way. I would love to know each of them.

The author created characters that were so different one would think they could never get along much less become so dependent on one another’s friendship, but that’s exactly what happened.

I won’t go into details of the story because this book should be enjoyed by readers in their own personal way.

I highly recommend this story to readers who enjoy a good story that will leave you thinking about the characters long after you put the book down.

I want to thank you all for your awesome support with my writing. It’s not an easy path to take, but you guys definitely help me keep going.

We writers say it all the time, but please remember…reviews are like gold for us Indies. If you like a book, please take a few minutes to leave a little something.

It truly goes a long way.

Hope you’re all having a gorgeous week!

41 thoughts on “The Blog Revamp

  1. Jenny says:

    If you can do two designs in a year there’s hope for me to get my blog up by new year’s day. I’m having fun playing with fonts and designs for WordPress now. And congratulations. The reviews are amazing and I’ve added your book to my wishlist. ( : I love the covers.

    • Britt Skrabanek says:

      You can do it, Jenny! It took me FOREVER to create my initial blog look. Don’t sweat it too much. I had my first design for a couple of months before I ended up changing it. It’s a process!

      Thank you for adding Nola Fran Evie. That’s very awesome!

  2. Jilanne Hoffmann says:

    Wow, this is just like rearranging the furniture, something I can hardly ever bring myself to do. Congrats on doing it in a day! Nice look! I’ve been thinking about revamping my own blog to match more closely what I’m up to these days. But then I have to start pushing things around. I’ll keep thinking about it. 😀

    • Britt Skrabanek says:

      Haha, totally like rearranging the furniture! That’s something I do quite often too. Living in a loft was the worst, because I always changed the rooms around.

      Thinking about it long enough will lead to action one day! It takes some dedication, so I understand putting it off. 🙂

  3. meticulousmick says:

    Like you I hate to have the norm, I like to be a little different. Great review. Going through my reader I just had to stop at your image – you really do have a great captivating face full of warmth. Have a great day Britt, MM

  4. Les Petits Pas de Juls says:

    I finally bought the book on Amazon so I could read it on my cell phone here and there (when I’m done with my other 4 on-going reads…) and I’m happy to be able to give it time when I can!

    Nice do-over here! good job!

  5. Kate Johnston says:

    Haha, you will notice from a comment I left on your previous post, that I thought you had changed your blog earlier because I commented on your posts out of order! Silly New Englander!

    Congrats on that awesome review. I’m glad someone took the time to write it up!

  6. Andrea Stephenson says:

    Well I’ve never been trendy before, but I guess I’m using the trendy blog theme! The re-vamp looks great – bright, fresh and modern. And congratulations on the great review – well deserved 🙂

  7. Karin Van den Bergh says:

    Well, here you have it.. like I didn’t noticed haha
    Your site looks great! Sleek and clean, and love your updated profile pic, although I must say I did like the other theme as well.
    Congrats on that great review!

  8. jmmcdowell says:

    Revamps can be refreshing, can’t they? I love the new look. And congrats on that great review—there’s another great way to feel refreshed and rededicated to the writing!

  9. vsvevg says:

    It looks great Britt. I really liked the last one too, some much I almost used it myself, but thought that would be cheesy since you had just chosen. Changing is a pain in the butt. I’m not totally happy with my new theme, but I imagine it will remain as is for a while. Good for you for being so industrious.
    Congrats on the lovely review 🙂 you deserve it.

    • Britt Skrabanek says:

      No biggie. Especially with the free themes that look nice and clean, they tend to pop up everywhere. Changing takes a lot of work. I definitely won’t be messing with it for a while. I think once a year is a nice way to mix it up with the blog themes though.

      Thanks for the congrats, sweetness!

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