Welcome to 2022, friends! For some of you, 2022 is still on the horizon, but for me in Aotearoa (New Zealand), it’s the first day of 2022. For all of the hardship, challenges, and losses that we had in 2021, I am so hopeful that 2022 will be a better year – even if my one goal is to just get through it and survive.
With the new year, The Quiet Pond will be doing a few things differently from now on, and I wanted to quickly go over what those changes will be so we are all on the same page.
2021 – what a year! We’ve done more book reviews, hosted more friends (author guests!), and more month-long celebrations this year. On behalf of us at the Pond, I’d like to say a big thank you so much for your support for The Quiet Pond this year. It’s been an another amazing year, and we are so grateful for all of your enthusiasm and love and all of your visits!
Recently, I revamped The Quiet Pond and gave my book blog a fresh look. In the past, my revamps were always a haphazard process – I changed things here and there and just hoped for the best. With this revamp, however, I took the time to plan my revamp – and I’ve never felt so happy with how my book blog looks.
To be honest, I am really proud of this recent revamp. I put a lot of thought, care, and effort into this revamp, and I’m hoping that I won’t have to revamp for another two years (Did you know that The Quiet Pond is two years old and has already been through three revamps?!)
I wanted to do a ‘behind the scenes’ sort of post, so today, I’m sharing with you all my process The Quiet Pond‘s latest revamp – one that I’m really proud of! – and also, along the way, offer some advice for those of you out there who want to revamp their blogs as well.
As you pass through the Pond’s magical boundary, you notice that things here look… different. Pickerel weeds, lavenders, and rosemary now adorn the Pond, and it looks like cattails and cardamine now grow by the Pond’s water. But, you realise, even though the Pond looks a little different, you can still feel the gentle and calm energy in the air – it’s still the Pond, after all.
“Friend!” calls a familiar voice. “Come over here!”
2020 thus far has been an incredible and exciting year at the Pond. We have done more guest features than we have ever done before, we had some of the coolest friends visiting the Pond, and we have talked about some amazing books. Putting together content for the Pond is a lot of work –