Monday, January 2, 2012

New Look, New Faces and New Goals for the 2012

What's up party people!?  I hope you all had a kick ass holiday season and a fun, festive and safe New Year. So 2011 was a bit of a rebuilding year with a huge learning curve for me as far as blogging goes.  I'm happy with what I've been able to accomplish but, I know some things could have been a tiny bit better.  That being said I've been busy plotting, planning and scheming up a blogging game plan for this year.  Will everything go off without a hitch?  Probably not but, I'm going to give it a good ol' college try and see where it all takes me.  Here's a run down of what you can expect from us here at Not now...I'm reading!
  1. A New Look:  I'm guessing that's one of the first things you noticed when you clicked on the post link.  ;-)  I'm a believer in change being good so I thought starting the new year by sprucing the place up a bit was a good idea.  A HUGE THANK YOU is going out to Sheila of Blog Designs by Sheila.  She has been amazing during the whole face lift process.  She's friendly, super helpful, she answered all of my questions and entertained all of my crazy ideas.

  2. Some New Faces:  Blogging is fun but, it gets kind of lonely around here.  So I pestered for days on end have asked a few special someones to help me on my blogging adventures.  More info on my co-conspirators will be posted soon.

  3. New Blogging Goals:  Aside from the whole posting more reviews and reading more books thing (which I'm really going to try to work on this year), I want to incorporate a better schedule with new features.  I've suffered from bouts of inconsistency that I think I'll be able to vastly improve with the help of my new team members.
That's pretty much the gist of it.  I don't think it's something that will be unattainable but, I know I'm definitely going to have to plan ahead and be strict with myself.  Hope you guys dig the new changes and stick around for what I think is going to be a very amazing 2012.


  1. I wish you the best of luck with your goals!

  2. Love the new look! I also peeked at your About Us section and I was happy to see a certain previously blogless someone! ;)

  3. Jen!! LOVE the new look! Sheila did my blog too. She's amazing and SO this day!

  4. Midnyte Reader: Thanks Pam! I'm crossing my fingers I can stay on top of the new blog schedule.

    Amanda: LOL! It took some coaxing (and perhaps some groveling followed by arm twisting) but, I managed to snag her. ;-)

    Jess: Thanks Jess! She definitely is. She's got the patience of a saint!

    Juju: Glad you're diggin' the new colors.

  5. I'm ALWAYS changing up my blog look ... and now I envy yours!! Love the ratings sytem with the little cups! So cute and very effective.

    Have fun blogging in 2012 ... may it be filled with lots of 5 star reads.

  6. @Jenners - Thanks! I had a really hard time trying to figure out what I was going to use and then I saw the coffee cup in the background of my header image and it clicked. Thanks! I hope yours is filled with lots of 5 star reads too!

  7. Jen, I love the new look. Once again, you chose someone fabulous to do your design. They did a great job. Good luck with your goals this year. I'll be rooting for you, dude. ;)

  8. I love love love the new look. It looks beautiful! What a great way to start the new year! :)

    Good luck with all of your reading goals for 2012

  9. Oooh *looks around wide-eyed* look at the new prettiful design! I likey :)


  10. @Julie: LOL! You got it dude!

    @Michelle: Thanks Michelle! I'm definitely ready for the 2012.

    @Isa: Why hello there lovely. =)