Before you freak out and think you're not in the right place, STOP. You are indeed in the correct place; the blog The Eclectic Element, owned and run by Kayla from Illinois. Lymie, jewelry designer, entrepreneur, blogger, social media guru...
Have I calmed you down a bit? Good. Now, can I ask you all a favor?
CALM. ME. DOWN!
I've heard horror stories of bloggers doing a little tinkering with their websites and completely losing everything and that has always been a fear of mine. Of course, that fear became a reality just a few hours ago.
Which, I still don't understand how it happened; I made sure to back up my template beforehand. However when I went to restore it, I got an error message from Blogger and it wouldn't upload. The only thing I can assume is I altered too much over the past 3 years I've been blogging and it completely didn't recognize things.
Regardless of how it happened, thankfully I didn't lose EVERYTHING and I'm realizing that it isn't as bad as I initially thought. I just lost most of my template.
Now that I think about it, this is a good thing. Yes, I said GOOD.
I've been meaning to redesign my website for a long time now and I was not-so-gently pushed to do it.
I'll admit something though; I cried. A little. Okay, I just generally cried when I realized it was gone. Now that I can actually breath, and my heart isn't pounding out of my chest, I'm accepting things.
So, any advice for the reno? Do you-my friends, fans, and readers-want to see something special on The Element? Colors? Textures? Graphics?
What do you guys think so far?