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January 1, 2012

New Look For a New Year!


Don't panic! You've arrived at Lesley's Book Nook. After nearly six years, it's time for a fresh look for my blog. I've also decided to change the name from Lesley's Book Nook to Prairie Horizons. Hope you like it!

Happy New Year, friends!

24 comments:

  1. I love this! So very pretty! And...I love the new name. Very inspiring. I'll have to think about this. Was it hard to change the name and I see that the url is still the same. Do you think that will be confusing?

    Happy New Year!!

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  2. Kay - Thank you!! It took me a while to figure out what I wanted the template to look like and I'm sure I'll make more changes along the way. I made a dummy blog to try things out, but now that my "new" blog is up and running, I'll want to add a few more things to my sidebar and maybe change some fonts & colors.

    As far as the name & url, I'm not sure if it'll be confusing once people get used to it. My food blog has a different name than the url. We'll see. As far as changing it, I did that in my settings. Easy-peasy! :)

    Thanks for your encouragement!

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  3. It looks great! I've debated about taking the "Weblog" out of my blog's name, but that's not much of a change. Happy New Year!

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  4. The new look is very pretty! Love the new title too! Happy New year!

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  5. LOVE this!! Your title and your template offer such freedom!!

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  6. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!


    Hope 2012 is a wonderful year for you.

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  7. Oh, I LOVE your new look, Les - just wonderful. Happy New Year, my friend!

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  8. I love it! I love your blog so this will be great! So many of us are embracing change this year!

    Happy New Year!

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  9. I LOVE the new look and the new name, which I think really fits into the goals you previously expressed in another post. I look forward to another blogging and reading year with you, and here's to a fabulous 2012 :)

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  10. Love your new blog look and good luck with the changes. It seems that many of us "book bloggers" are reassessing the focus of out blogs to redesign them for what works for us. I'm still in that process and so glad to see others make these changes as well. Good luck and Happy New Year!

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  11. I love both the new look and the new name !!

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  12. I like your new name and new look!I always read your posts even if I don't leave a comment. Your part of the country looks beautiful and I enjoy what you write about.
    Happy New year!

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  13. It's beautiful! Hope your new year is as lovely as your new blog look!

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  14. I love the new look and the photo you've used for the header. I don't think the mismatch of the URL and the title is anything to worry about. Mine has never matched and I've noticed that many of the ones I frequent don't, either. And I think "Prairie Horizons" goes great with the Emerson quote, too!

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  15. Hmm, let's see. Bellezza's template changes in six years of blogging? 800. Lesley's template changes? ONE effective, beautiful job at showing her gentle spirit and affection for books as well as nature. Love it! XO


    p.s. Honored to see the Venice in February Challenge button in your sidebar (mine's at the bottom of my page). Also hope that you're enjoying Carrie Newcomer.

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  16. I love it! I totally changed the look of my 365 blog, trying to decide if I have the nerve to change my main one.

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  17. Ooooooohhh . . . pretty! :) I hope your changes renew your love of blogging.

    I'll be back, I have many, many posts to catch up on.

    Happy New Year, Les!

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  18. Beautiful! It feels like a breath of fresh air. Happy New Year, Les.

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  19. Loooovely! Looking forward to following your blog as always, Les. Love the surprise of the new look and name!

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  20. Simply lovely!
    Happy New Years-

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  21. Love it! It's so clean.

    Happy new year Les!

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  22. LOVE the new look! I need to do similar.

    Happy New Year!

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  23. Thanks for all the positive feedback, everyone! I'm really pleased with the way my blog has turned out and look forward to changing the header whenever the inspiration hits. It's really nice not to have to do all the html coding in my sidebar anymore, too!

    Debbie Nance - Nice to see you again!

    Bellezza - Your comment made me laugh so hard! :) Yes, I'm enjoying Carrie Newcomer very much so. Bought two of her albums this Christmas. Thanks for bringing her music to my attention.

    Pam - Go for it! I was surprised how easy it was to make the switch. I'm no longer an Amazon Associate (my choice -- my loyalty lies with my employer, B&N) and it's nice to not worry about all the extra time that required (hyperlinks for everything under the sun). I need to pop back over to your 365 blog. Might inspire me to get back to my photoblog!

    Joy - Thanks for all the comments. I'll respond shortly.

    JoAnn - It feels like a breath of fresh air for me, that's for sure.

    Nice to see so many new "faces" here. Thanks for stopping by!

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