Coffee Talk 01.21.18

Greetings and salutations on this fine Sunday morning! The temperatures are rising, the sun is peeking up over the cornfields behind my neighborhood, and the sky is a wash of pinks and purples.

It’s lovely, but what is that they say? Pink sky in the morning, sailors take warning? Well, we ARE supposed to get some rain tomorrow . . . but for now I’ll enjoy the sunshine.

So anyway, enough about the weather. I had a good time last night. I met a friend for drinks, then came home and caught an episode or two of The Crown before heading up to bed waaaay past my bedtime. I’m feeling a little groggy this morning, but it’s nothing that a leisurely 3-mile run can’t cure!

Now, for a few items of housekeeping . . .

#1. I updated my Shop Page with my current favorites. You can access that at any time through the SHOP tab in the menu bar at the top of my site (if on mobile, click the 3 lines at the top left for a dropdown menu) OR this Shop My Favorites graphic on the sidebar (on mobile, the sidebar items appear beneath my blog posts.)

#2. In that dropdown menu under the SHOP tab, you can also Shop My Instagram or my current LOFT favorites. (They’re still running 50% off with code COZY!)

Are there any other tabs you would like me to create that might be helpful??? I used to have a Nordstrom Favorites page but I haven’t updated it in a while so I took it off the menu. I never know if those tabs are used much or not so I’m never sure if it’s worth my time to keep up with them. If you’d like me to update it and add it back, let me know.

#3. Are you following me on Pinterest? I realized the other day that I don’t mention my Pinterest very often, but you can see what fashions I’m inspired by, some of the food and recipes I’d like to try (or at least have for reference), and beauty and fitness articles and tips I want to save. I pin my own stuff as well because that is one way people find my blog, so feel free to re-pin anything that inspires you!

#4. I’ve been thinking of writing a post entitled Ways To Support Your Favorite Bloggers, but it seems so self-serving that I keep putting it off. It occurred to me, though, because I get a lot of questions about certain behaviors and if they help me or not, so I thought maybe people may want to know how that all works and some of the more unknown ways you can support not just me, but any bloggers you enjoy.

What do y’all think? Is that icky? Or would it be helpful and fun to read?

#5. I’m working on getting the comment box for my posts moved to the top of the comments, rather than at the bottom where it’s placed now. When my design team sent me the mockup, they had rearranged the comments to show in reverse chronological order, with the latest comment at the top, rather than at the bottom as they are now. I guess with the comment box is at the top, it makes sense?

I’m wondering how y’all feel about that. Would that throw you off? Cyndi’s is set up that way, and it always takes me a minute to realize, when I want to read her comments, that I need to scroll to the bottom and read back up. Is it weird to have the comment box at the top and still show the comments in chronological order?

Yes, these are the things I have to think about, ha! It seems like any design change results in several other questions and decisions to be made.

So let me know if you have an opinion on that. I figure if you’re reading this post, you’re probably one of my most engaged readers and one of the ones most likely to actually read through the comments on my posts, so I may as well ask for input.

Well, that’s about it for me! I need to get a move on if I’m going to be ready for church on time. I hope you’re having a great weekend, and enjoy your Sunday!