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Welcome To The New Blog!

A big warm welcome to you all! After a few weeks of work, the new Little Lion Laura blog is finally online. Please make yourselves at home while I give you a grand tour of the new place. Keep reading so I can tell you what’s new!

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New adventure

When I hit my six-month anniversary with my blog, I decided to take the next step. I’d been having lots of fun with writing and, to my surprise, I hadn’t had any issues keeping the blog up-to-date. So, after approximately 25 weeks of back-to-back blogging, I knew it was time to move to my own domain. This way I would have more freedom with how I wanted the website to look and function, and also give myself the chance to take blogging a bit more seriously.

Give the new blog a little love and bookmark it now!

What is new

As you can see, Little Lion Laura has had quite the make-over. I’ve given the layout a twist that suited me better, but still remained simple. Hopefully this will enhance your reading experience.

I’ve improved ways to navigate this blog, and also added a couple of other features. These are explained down below.

How to navigate this blog

Navigation doesn’t look that much different from the old blog, but it has been improved a little. Mainly the top menu has seen quite a few additions: you can now browse the main categories up above, have a look at the featured page, and read my elaborate privacy policy. My social media outlets and the search bar are also immediately available with the click of a button.

The right-hand menu shows another search bar, a short description of who I am, and once more displays the social media icons. Very handy: click the + BLOGLOVIN’ button to follow me on Bloglovin’! It’s one of the best ways to keep up-to-date with several blogs in one go.

Other than that, this menu isn’t that different from the old one: you can view the most recent posts, browse all categories, and keep an eye on what I’m currently reading.

The home page itself now displays a featured area with some of my favourite posts. Below that, there’s an overview of my seven most recent posts, so you can easily see what sparks your interest and keep reading!

Additions to the blog

I’ve rewritten the about page, which now also includes a list of my favourite blog posts on here, and my favourite bloggers! So if you’re looking for some inspiration, I encourage you to check that out.

The contact page might not look very different, but is certainly new in the sense that I now have a direct email address you can contact me on. If you fill in the contact form, this is where your message will go.

The featured page shows other places I’ve shown my face, like other people’s websites. Currently I haven’t yet got much to show, but hopefully I will in the future!

Finally, a privacy policy page has been added. This will be worth giving a read because a few things backstage have changed: I now use Google Analytics, for example. In the new privacy policy I explain what kind of data is collected, how it is processed and what is used for. If you read it, you’ll know you’ll have nothing to worry about when visiting my website!

Other changes

There are two important changes to keep in mind: first of all, I will no longer be posting on Sunday mornings. For the moment being, I am moving my post-date to Wednesday mornings. I’ll have to see how that goes though, as it looks like I’ll be working Wednesdays after summer break.

Secondly, at the time of writing I offer no option to follow the blog through email notification. I do have plans to set it up, but I have to figure some things out regarding privacy protection etc. In the meantime, you can keep an eye on the blog or my Twitter to keep up with new posts.

What to read next

As I spent most of my time building up this new website and making sure everything was in the right place, I didn’t have that much time to write. However, I have added two new blog posts for you: my May/June Document Your Life video and a piece on Celebrating Birthdays, the latter of course in honour of my 24th birthday today. Give those a read and please do like/comment/share, I’d love to hear your feedback!

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