Friday, September 18, 2009

BBAW #5 Goals for my Blog

Hopefully this week you’ve been visiting a bunch of new book blogs and maybe noticing some things about them you’d like to try yourself. Or maybe you’ve just had some ideas for improvements to your blog you’d like to put into place or new ideas for content. But there’s also probably something you really love about your blog, too, something you’re really proud of. It’s time to show off! Tell us and this is really important, in 50 words or less what you love best about your blog! And then in 50 words or less where you want your blog to be by the next BBAW! Ready? GO!

My favorite part of my blog is the pictures of my cats and the little pictures of my followers. I want to make several changes and additions to my blog in the near future and hope to expand to 3 columns soon. (Vicki from Reading at the Beach gave me great instructions on doing this, I just haven't had the courage yet!) The majority of changes will be book related and probably some more cat pics. I plan to add more book reviews and I have seen great sidebar images and lists on many blogs, some of which I'd like to add here such as a list and pics of my TBR books, maybe a book or cat quote of the day, blog buttons and other book logos etc.

I have learned in my life that it's best for me to take things slowly when doing something new, to research and plan what I want to do because anytime I've gone into something "guns a-blazing!" I've wished later on that I'd been more careful, taken my time and eased into it. I plan to be here for a long time and to make this place great! I'm not well-versed in html (not versed at all in fact lol) so I could use some help! (please, oh please! lol) If I start asking too many questions or for advice too often about how to add or link things to my blog (I have a list or two somewhere! heee, hee) just send me to a time-out. lol BBAW has definitely shown me that bloggers are a great group of people!

So, how do I get a script-type signature instead of just typing my name?! (no time like the present, uh?!)


  1. I love all your cats!

    You have an award on my page

  2. Amy: I made my signature at It is really easy!

    I also love the pictures of your cats...I love blogs that have personal touches, like yours.

    Have a great weekend!

  3. I love all the pics of the kitties...I have 2 of my own. My one cat loves to rest on top of our printer also.

  4. I would love to have my blog re-designed professionally and hope to do that within the next 6 months.

    Thanks to one of your commentors I now have a signature on my posts. I'll try it for awhile to see if I like it.

  5. Huxley has a good thing going on there!

  6. are there pictures of cats here?? really? where? ;-)

  7. Hi Amy!

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Glad you like my fav films - they're not to everyone's taste! :)

    I'm going to check out that film you mentioned. Sounds a real hoot!

    Oh, your cats are soooo cute! I love the name Huxley. I have an ebook reader called Winston. LOL Not quite the same, huh?

    Take care,


  8. I love your kitties too! I got my signature at too.

  9. I love your cats, too!! And admire your kind heart.
    My blog? My fav thing is/are the comments!

  10. Obviously, since I have one big fat picture of my kitty across the top of my blog, I adore cat pictures. That one of your white kitty sleeping on his back reminds me so much of Casper. I am like you as well. I have to let ideas stew and brew for awhile, as I get easily intimidated. I did adjust the size of my columns awhile ago, and it was a total disaster! I screwed something up, which is typical, and nobody could read my blog in their readers! I did finally get it fixed, but just goes to show that I need to leave well enough alone. I'm going to have to look into this signature thing on my posts, once I get home! I'm excited!

  11. I think you have the right approach -- think of what you want and go slowly ... I can't even tell you how many times I've redone my blog because I didn't think it through the first time. My best piece of advice for you is to set up a test blog and get everything how you like it and then -- when everything is how you like it -- copy that template into your "real" blog. It will really help!!!

    And I know a great site that offers a variety of tutorials and links for redoing your blog. The link is:

    She also does blog makeovers for very very reasonable prices.

    Good luck and have fun!

  12. Good luck with your changes. I'm not sure if you can back a blogspot blog up, but maybe you should do that before any changes in case something goes awry.

  13. I am excited to see your changes! I alos love the cat pics, even though I am not a cat person, but Seashell is!

  14. I'm wanting to move to a three-column format, too. But also being an html neophyte, I'm loathe to try changing anything that requires html!

  15. I love the photos of your cats too. :-) I think your goals are very doable.