The Modern Austen 2.0: The Grand Tour

Hello everyone! I hope you've had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Now that you've taken a journey through all of my previous blog designs, I thought I'd break down all of the new features on my site so you can find your way around easier. One of the things I really love about this theme and the things I've implemented is its easy navigation. One of the comments I received in my survey a few weeks ago was to make older posts more accessible and I couldn't agree more! Every blogger should make finding old posts a priority because you've put in too much time to let them be forgotten and unseen by new readers. Enjoy the grand tour!

The Navigation Bar

I simplified my navigation bar to include only a few categories, but they lead to a lot more posts in a streamlined and practical fashion. In addition to my typical About Me page (which has been updated!), you'll also find a page just for new readers. It's a great place to start if you're visiting for the first time or if you need a refresher about what you can find here on The Modern Austen. New Reader Moving over to the Category label, you can find any post in a specific category, but if you aren't entirely sure what you're looking for, visually browse through the archives. screen-capture-10

Let's Shop

I've also added a new tab called Let's Shop. It's set up like a mini Pinterest board, curated with a ton of my current loves. You can click to shop, share on social media, or pin to your own Pinterest boards. It's a great way for us to go shopping together virtually. If you're someone who enjoys style posts, this would be a great place for you to visit on days I'm not sharing an outfit. It will be updated occasionally to reflect new finds. screen-capture-8

Work With Me

Be sure to check out the next Work With Me tab. I've completely revamped my advertising options and included information for sponsorships and collaborations. I am focusing all of my attention on ONE sponsor a month and giving many individuals the cost-friendly and effective opportunity to expand their readership. You can read testimonials from former sponsors as well. screen-capture-12 In addition to all of these features, you'll find links to some popular posts in the footer. As you can see, it's so much easier to access posts and find something new and interesting to read.


Lastly, The Modern Austen is now responsive! You can read the blog on your mobile devices much easier than before. No more zooming in and out!

Any questions? Things not working? Other features you'd like to see? Be sure to share in the comments!

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