Friday, 6 January 2017

Sharing My New Blog Design #SaturdayShareLinkUp

Not Dressed As Lamb - New blog design
Update: As of 5pm Saturday my new blog design has been uploaded! 

So do gloss over this next paragraph I wrote yesterday (Friday)...

There have been some things that need attention still - it took me a lot longer than I thought it would (oh, the joys of being a perfectionist)! It should be installed either sometime over the weekend or early next week, so please do come back and check it out, it'll be a great new look for Not Dressed As Lamb and hopefully a lot fresher and easier to navigate.

Other than that I just wanted to say welcome to the first #SaturdayShareLinkUp of 2017 and I hope your new year is going swimmingly - have you seen the last few posts I've published? You don't want to miss...

My 2016 Fashion Blogger Bloopers and Outtakes

You've not seen these yet? Why not?! You know you don't want to miss me making an complete and utter idiot of myself. I'm still laughing at myself whenever I see any of them.

30 Things I Wore on the Blog, Now Reduced in the January Sales

So. Much. On. Sale...! That red pleated midi dress from the summer! The navy pinstripe coat from Jaeger! The orange jumpsuit! They're all here, all on sale. Don't miss.


A Huge Thank You: I'm a 2017 UK Blog Awards Finalist

OMG I've been shortlisted yet again, and I couldn't be happier (or more surprised)! It's all thanks to you and your support.

Can You Wear Navy and Black Together?

Ooh, the controversy! Come and have a read of what the reaction has been to this oft-questioned colour combo.


So all that's left to say is... LET'S GET THIS [LINK UP] PARTY STARTED!!

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Thank you for joining the #SaturdayShareLinkUp! Designed to allow you to share anything you like on ANY topic, it goes live every Friday at 9pm UK time and will stay open for a week. You can share blog posts or Instagram posts, old posts or new posts, and link up as many as you like.

PLEASE be kind and leave a link somewhere on your post, and share your post using the hashtag #SaturdayShareLinkUp - if you tweet your link with the hashtag and tag me in @notlamb I'll even retweet it to my followers for you :)

A hot tip for linking up:

Use clear, bright images (crop in close if necessary) and add a relevant, descriptive title (you've got 75 characters to use). These sorts of thumbnails and text always get the most clicks, so don't waste the opportunity to increase traffic and engagement on your best work!





WHAT'S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR WEEK THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!


Catherine

P.S. Why Friday night? Because hopefully it catches most of my readers in their different time zones at a time they're all up!

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24 comments

  1. wonderful new layout! I really love the fresh look and your IG feed at the top! great job :)

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    1. Ummm this isn't the new layout Tianna - as I mentioned I haven't installed it yet...!

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  2. Hi, I'm Toni! I'm a new follower who's just found your blog on Bloglovin. I love the idea of the Saturday Share Link up! I'm trying to find other 40 plus bloggers who share the same interest as myself - fashion and Beauty! It seems you have a nice community going on here! Look forward to seeing your new template! xx

    sheergloss

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    1. Hi Toni - nice to e-meet you! So glad you like the linkup, putting people in touch with each other is exactly why I started it in the first place. There's the #iwillwearwhatilike link up on Mondays as well, so don't miss that one...! C x

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  3. Love, love, love this new layout, so fresh and modern :) well done and thanks for hosting the linkup :) Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion & beauty blog

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  4. Glad to join you and looking forward to any changes.
    Have a fabulous weekend
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    1. Thank you Sacramento - hope you have a fun-filled weekend too x

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  5. TO ANYONE ELSE THINKING I'VE UPLOADED A NEW TEMPLATE - I haven't yet, the post says it's not uploaded yet... So while I appreciate all the "love the new layout" comments, the layout is not new, it's over a year old!! 😟

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    1. IT'S INSTALLED NOW!! FEEL FREE TO HEAP PRAISE ON THE NEW DESIGN!!! 😄😄

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  6. I'm very excited to see your new theme insitu Catherine - she says a little smugly having already enjoyed a sneak peek ;-)
    In case I've not said this before, thank you so much for having this Saturday Link Up xxx

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  7. Rather looking forward to see what else lies in store, Catherine :) I hope it's been a lovely start to 2017 for you thus far xo

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  8. Great new layout Catherine. Been working on my blog layout too and its (final) publication x.

    Emerald x

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  9. Looking good Catherine. Exciting times ahead in 2017 my friend, exciting times!
    Michelle xxx

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    1. Yesssssssss!!!!!! Can't wait to see what the year brings MLD. Thank you my darling x

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  10. Yay for Pipdig...love the new layout!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  11. Loving your new Pigdig design. Can I ask whether you are using Opulence or Equinox? I am just starting out and thinking of splashing out on either of these templates and just wondered if yours was one of these. I am also undecided as whether to use Wordpress or blogger mainly due to the hosting fees. Any advice would be gratefully received as I see you as experienced after following your blog for a while now.x

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    1. Thank you Rose...! I'm not using either of these, I'm trying to remember the name... Holly something I think?

      Most bloggers on WP would say go immediately to WP - a lot of bloggers that started on Blogger move over later on and it's a lot of work and upheaval, but totally worth it. So I think if you have the opportunity to start on WP (.org, not .com!) then do it. You have a lot more control and you have all the plugins and added extras that you just don't get with Blogger.

      Me, I'm happy with Blogger... Now I have my new template I really have all I want - I miss out on a few things but it's not the be-all-and-end-all. If you're pretty serious about blogging though I've def go with WP right from the outset...!

      Hope that helps!! x

      (oh and make sure the name you choose is available across ALL platforms, don't whatever you do choose a name that's being used already by someone on Insta or Twitter. Use www.namecheckr.com to type in your chosen name - make sure it's 15 characters or less and register the name EVERYWHERE, even if you think you won't use Google Plus, or YouTube, or Facebook. Don't let someone else take it... And if it's being used by someone already, CHANGE it. Choose something else, even if you think you've found the perfect name - someone got there before you!)

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  12. Thank you so much for your prompt reply Catherine. I really do appreciate it. Your advice is good and I will keep it all in mind whilst making my decision. Thank you again for your help, kind regards Rose.x

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