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 –
I have always endeavoured to uphold The Quiet Pond to be a safe and soft place for anyone that accepts and celebrates people for who they are. As the protests sweep across the US, and have now extended across the world, I have stated on Twitter that The Quiet Pond supports Black Lives Matter but I also wanted to make it unequivocally clear here, at the Pond, that The Quiet Pond supports, and will always support, Black Lives Matter.
I hope you all are well and that you are all reading some fantastic books.
Today’s post moves away from the Pond friends. It’s just me, CW, today. I want to share a decision that I made recently – one that I make with a heavy heart but is also a decision that makes the most sense to me right now.