Greetings and salutations, chickadees! The birds are singing, the weather is bright, the flowers are popping up all over Southern California and there’s a cat audibly looking for love outside my building. *deep breath* Ah, Spring!
In other news, I have a new writing gig! The fine (and clearly, very wise) folks over at BlogHer have asked me to be a contributor to their feature group, “How to Blog (Better)” — specifically, articles about blog design. Fortunately, I know stuff about that. It would have been awkward if she’d asked me to write about pickling or something. Though, I’ve always wanted to learn to pickle. Those hot n’ spicy carrots at Mexican restaurants? Totally pickled! Who knew? But I digress.
I posted my first piece this week: Playing Dress-up: The Non-Designers Guide to a Blog Design, which breaks down the basic anatomy of a blog design theme, talks about the parts and what they do. In the next few weeks I’ll (hopefully!) be writing, I’d like to cover some very commonly asked questions, like how to change your banner or make changes to your blog design using the style sheet. We’ll also talk about how to hire a professional designer for your site (that’s us!) and other sundry topics about blog design.
And on the homefront, you know those old minecars that you see in adventure films? The runaway ones that go up and down and then somewhere ahead, you just know there’s a big gap in the track? That’s totally our schedule right now. It’s an all-out wild ride! But we’re enjoying it — we like adventure.
My schedule is currently booked until August. There many wonderful projects on my plate right now, including a desert B&B, a dating advice site, a scrapbooking site, a couple yarn boutiques, a photobooth rental company, an 80’s ice cream parlor, a brand new spa, a community for scorned daughters-in-law and a partridge in a pear treeeeeee. *tap dance*
Kathy’s got various projects simmering, but may have some availability earlier than August, so feel free to drop her a line! Please bear in mind that she’s a full-time mom of two adorable niblets under the age of four, so your patience is appreciated.
We are currently accepting Requests for Proposal for Late Summer / Fall 2010. If you are interested in working with us, please take a couple minutes to fill out our Request for Proposal form and we’ll get back with you as quickly as possible.
We hope everyone has thawed out and is enjoying some beautiful Spring weather. 🙂 Happy blogging!