I’m popping in today to share three housekeeping details. Motivated by the new year, new month, and comments from you, I’m making a few small changes and wanted to let you know about them.
First, while some of you never saw the old design / layout of Inspired by Charm and many of you probably don’t remember it, there are still a handful of you who miss the OLD old layout of blogs. And by OLD old, I mean the layout that allowed you to continuously scroll and see post after post in the order they were published. Over the past year several of you emailed me with said complaint (not just about my blog, but blogs in general), so I finally decided to look into it and find a solution. Sadly though, those of you who emailed me mentioned you were going to stop reading my blog because you couldn’t continuously scroll, so you probably won’t see this. However, I do listen and hope to make everyone’s IBC experience the best it can be.
So, for those of you who like the old-style format of blog reading, it’s back on IBC, and it’s very simple and convenient to access. I even included graphics to help you.
First, at the bottom of every page in the footer (the chalkboard area), you’ll see the words “ALL POSTS.” Click on those words, and it will show you the full feed of posts in chronological order.
Another option is at the end of every post. Just below the text of the post and above the “You May Also Like …” section, you will see the words “ALL POSTS.” Again, click on that, and it will show you the full feed.
I told you, “So simple!”
You’ll also notice I added options to click “PREVIOUS POST” and “NEXT POST.” This will give you another way to click through posts. Can I get a “Yay!” for options?
Alternatively, on the homepage at the very bottom just before the chalkboard footer (and in the footer as well [listed as ARCHIVES]), you will see the word “ARTICLES“. Articles shows you every post title along with the featured image in chronological order. This is a super quick way to look back at posts in order to find something or see what you might have missed.
So, with these two features, plus the main site design, you have multiple ways to view and read content here on IBC.
The second housekeeping matter: If you’re ever sharing something on Instagram that you recreated or made from an IBC tutorial or recipe, please be sure to include the hashtag #myIBC. Because of how Instagram is set up, it’s the only way I can easily find these types of posts.
I just love seeing your creations and what you were inspired to make, and I want to be sure I don’t miss anything.
PLUS on every series page here on IBC, I feature your #myIBC images with a link to your Instagram account. So, if you use the hashtag, you have the bonus of being featured here.
Finally (and most excitingly), there’s a new section here on IBC that I’m pumped about and can’t wait to share with you. I’m calling it Behind the Charm.
In essence, it’s a dedicated space on IBC where you can find my more personal and reflective-style posts. The land of blogging is constantly changing. While it’s wonderful that blogging has become a bit more polished and professional, I kind of miss having a space where I can share more freely and openly. Behind the Charm (BTC) is a special little blog within a blog where I can do that.
You can access this portion of IBC by clicking the image / link in the sidebar (or at the bottom of the page on mobile). These posts will not appear on the homepage of IBC or in the fancy new “archive” / “all posts” feed. They also won’t appear on your blog readers like Feedly, Bloglovin’ or Feedburner. The only way to access them is by clicking on that little “Behind the Charm” button.
I’ve already created one post to explain what prompted me to create BTC. (See, it’s already working!) You can access that post HERE. You can stay caught up on BTC posts by just clicking on that link once a week (or so). There’s no set schedule, but I do hope to post once a week or so.
Please click on over and check it out. I hope you find it as exciting as I do.
And that’s it, friends! Housekeeping is taken care of. No vacuums required. I hope you enjoy these tweaks and additions.