Today is the day, friends!! Welcome to the brand new GLOBE DIARY! Our new website and blog design is officially live and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you after months of planning. If you couldn’t tell by the excessive use of exclamation marks, I am SO proud of this space we’ve created. My goal for the new blog design was to ensure it was intuitive, interactive and mostly, a space deserving of our readers’ precious time. Cleary, the ladies at With Grace and Gold knocked it out of the park!
As with most side hustles and blogs, they start out as a hobby on a wordpress.com site with a free theme and little though into a ‘brand’. But as most blogs develop, there comes a time to up your game. Since I started this blog in 2017, and especially within the last year, I’ve been wanting to create a professional brand and space that would be immediately recognisable. And as I said, one deserving of your time.
In order to do that, I had to make sure that we had a professional website that was easy to navigate, creatively unique (unlike all the other WordPress themes) and that offered all the information I wanted to share in an interactive and fun way. Since WordPress was difficult to navigate without coding knowledge and experience, I decided to make the switch to another platform.
Showit is relatively new in the website platform space, but it really dominates the game in terms of freedom to design and build interactive websites without needing to know code. The ability to customize and update pages, like the city guides, that Andra and Kelly had created for me was really important for my travel content. As a result, it was a no-brainer for me to switch from the typical WordPress themes to something more creatively unique with Showit.
Working With The Ladies From With Grace and Gold
After I had found Showit, I spent hours looking at free Showit templates, paid templates and designs but could not find what I was looking for until I came across the award-wining Showit designers, With Grace and Gold. Their elegant and unique style was exactly what I had hoped for in a blog design and I knew they were the ones to effectively share my vision. And I am so excited to eventually share that vision, today!
If you’re interested in trying Showit, Kelly and Andra from With Grace and Gold have created some incredible Showit templates that you can purchase and easily customise yourself. We love them all!
Pages To Check Out:
Of course, ideeeeally, I’d love you check out all the pages. I’d love you to take a peek below at a few of the fun pages we created!
Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who is come along this journey with me. And if you’re new, I am so glad you are joining us! I hope these changes make your visit to the blog the very best experience! YOU are the only reason it happened! We can’t wait to show you more as we start this new season of the blog.
We’d love to hear your favourite parts of the blog, too! So go on and comment below!
Forever and always, your friend, Leigh! x