Thursday, May 27, 2010

Revamped

You might have noticed that MargeBlog has gotten a new look!  I've been putting this off for a long time, but finally sat down today to get it done.

Couple of things to point out:

  1. Our Favorite Blogs: I don't like to use my followed blogs as my blog roll because some blogs that I read aren't hosted on Blogger.  So, I've added a few new blogs to it.  If I missed yours and you would like to be on there, don't be shy about letting me know.  Since I do it this way, it's pretty easy to accidentally leave someone out.
  2. The Latest News: I added this a while ago but never brought any attention to it.  It's a feed from my Twitter.  I don't really follow any one on Twitter and I just really use it for small updates on days when I don't blog, but feel free to follow me if you'd like (as long as you don't mind getting occasional notices about creepy tweets I leave on Tom Hanks' Twitter Pics) and I'll gladly reciprocate.
  3. Various other little updates: Changed my blog subtitle, changed my "About Me", and added Marge's full name to the "About Marge" section.
Eventually, I plan on making separate pages for, well, something .. just haven't figured out what yet.  In the mean time, I think this all looks pretty nice.

Please let me know if something isn't working right.  I know many people have had comment issues when switching to a new template, so, if you can't leave a comment and need to let me know, my e-mail address is samscicchigno@gmail.com.

That's all for today - I'll leave you with this video I took of Marge listening to Layla the Malamute as she sang for YouTube.



40 comments:

Stellaluna and Pals May 27, 2010 at 6:52 PM  

I love the new look your Mom gave your bloggy, Marge. I'm sure you won't be surprised to hear that I look exactly the same way when I tilt my head.
So I was thinking, since my doggie mommy went to the Rainbow Bridge when I was itty bitty, maybe you'd like to be my adopted doggie mommy? What do you think? I mean you are a super busy gal so it's okay if you think having an adopted dogter might not be your cup of kibble. I won't feel bad I swear! But if you do decide to accept I promise never to ask for anything! Except maybe some agility advice so I can be as pawesome as you are.
*wigglywags*
Stellaluna Shelia

Frankie Furter May 27, 2010 at 7:15 PM  

Your blog looks nice. If I'm NOT on there please feel free to add me.
I'm not allowed to do the Facebook and Twitter thingy, beclaws mom said... well, never mind what she said about that. She has a LONG memory is all.

Rebecca and Daisy Mae May 27, 2010 at 7:20 PM  

Mom say's you can add us if you life, she didn't see our blog on your list. Marge sure is silly with the head tilting. I do it when mom talks to me sometimes. Love the new blog look!
Daisy Mae

Deborah May 27, 2010 at 7:24 PM  

Hi! I love your new look...The video was very cute :)
Marge is missing us on your blog roll...I thought I was on it! I'm not sure now :)
Amazing Animal Lovers Blog..We would love you to visit us!
Have fun playing with your new layout!
xxoo
Deborah

Stella May 27, 2010 at 7:33 PM  

Hey Marge, was that dog singing some strange stuff. Maybe old music from Siberia, huh?

We'd like to be on your blogroll, Marge, cuz you are on ours.

I love the new look, and mostly the header of you flying off into space!

Kisses,
Stella

giantspeckledchihuahua May 27, 2010 at 7:43 PM  

Love the video! Marge's expression is priceless. sometimes, when the Berner is outside and ignoring me when I call, I use a you tube video to get him in the house.

The blog looks great! I love love love Marges full name!

Now to test the commenting...

The Army of Four May 27, 2010 at 7:47 PM  

Love the new look! Marge's new profile pic is really cool; I think we need to update ours, too!
Play bows,
Zim

Sara May 27, 2010 at 7:48 PM  

Your new look is great. Love your header photo!

Brittany May 27, 2010 at 8:01 PM  

I like the new look!

Benny and Lily May 27, 2010 at 8:37 PM  

Very nice update. We like the header. Pretty cool
Benny & Lily

AC May 27, 2010 at 8:43 PM  

Nice work with the new layout. Love the header! I think head tilts are one of my favorite dog expressions.

"but feel free to follow me if you'd like (as long as you don't mind getting occasional notices about creepy tweets I leave on Tom Hanks' Twitter Pics) and I'll gladly reciprocate." One of the funnies, honest quotes I've heard in a long time! =)

PS-on the subject of mounting...Do you read Patricia McConnell's blog? She's a behaviorist, who lives with a fearful/ reactive dog, and I think you'd love reading her stuff. She wrote several posts back in April about dominance.
http://www.theotherendoftheleash.com/2010/04

houndstooth May 27, 2010 at 9:16 PM  

I love the new blog look! It's awesome!

houndstooth May 27, 2010 at 9:16 PM  

I love the new blog look! It's awesome!

houndstooth May 27, 2010 at 9:16 PM  

I love the new blog look! It's awesome!

Khyra, Khousin Merdie, And Sometimes Her Mom May 27, 2010 at 9:19 PM  

PAWESOME!

It looks inkhredible!

We loved Marge's looks as she listened to Layla!

Woo have us the bloglist - khool!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Carolyn May 27, 2010 at 9:48 PM  

WOW!

The blog looks great! Love that picture of Marge in the fog. Very, very cool!

Well done!

-C

mayziegal May 27, 2010 at 9:58 PM  

Oh, I luvs it, I luvs it! I thinks it feels very calm and comfortable. And I very much luvs that picture of Marge in your header!

And another thing I luvs - that movie of Marge tilting her head. Ohmidogness! I just don't know if she could possibly be any cuter!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Anna the GSD May 27, 2010 at 10:01 PM  

I LOVES the new layout!! How posh of you Marge!!!

I do head tilts too...the other day I was quite confused by the thing rotissering the chicken for mom and dad...I finally gave up on it though. :)

Sugar the Golden Retriever May 27, 2010 at 10:22 PM  

Woof! Woof! I LOVE the new look. You did a great job. Great template/layout. Also like the new profile photo you have. If you want to add a separate page go to your Dashboard, New Post, Edit Pages then you can create pages like About ME etc... If you need any help don't hesitant to ask my mom is happy to help out. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

LauraK May 27, 2010 at 11:35 PM  

I love love LOVE the new header, such a beautiful photo, and the subtitle is absolutely perfect!

And the video was adorable, Riley and Homer both do the head tilt- I think it's one of my favorite things that dogs do :)

Scout 'n Freyja May 28, 2010 at 1:45 AM  

We are liking this new look of yours. The green looks furry sporty - just like you!

Ricky the Sheltie May 28, 2010 at 7:51 AM  

I absolutely LOVE your new blog look and the header photo is gorgeous!!

Marge is just way too cute listening to Layla!

Jules May 28, 2010 at 8:11 AM  

Looks great!

KB May 28, 2010 at 9:22 AM  

I love the look and the video. I am having two issues with the new format though... but it might be that I'm an Mac user. It's too wide for my computer, no matter how wide I make my window. That's OK - because usually I don't focus on the right sidebar. And, on your blog roll, I can see only about 6 blogs listed (down to the C's) - and I can't get it to show me the whole list. Again, maybe this is user error?

No one else seems to be having any of these issues so feel free to ignore them. It could be the oddities of using a Mac.

Channon May 28, 2010 at 9:27 AM  

Love the new look!

Ruby and Penny May 28, 2010 at 9:50 AM  

Great new look!!
Love Ruby & Penny

Sue May 28, 2010 at 10:04 AM  

The new format looks good.

I love the video. It always makes me laugh when the dogs twist their heads around to check out a noise.

Kathy May 28, 2010 at 10:15 AM  

The blog looks fantastic, very easy to read and nicely laid out, soothing colors, great job! I LOVE Marges registered name, that is really pretty. OOH Marge you are too cute listening to the Malamute, LOL, wonder if she could tell us exactly what he is saying~

Kathy May 28, 2010 at 10:18 AM  

PS, just a couple of questions....I forgot to ask, so I have always wondered if you change the templete of your blog then everything just changes and nothing is lost? And I forgot to say I LOVE the new header photo, Marge running free looking like there is not a care in the world, I get a wonderful feeling looking at that picture, it is perfect for the blog header ;-)

Dawn May 28, 2010 at 10:23 AM  

Very cool! I couldn't listen to the video of Marge's head tilt, cause Katie the Sheltie princess got too upset! But it was cute to WATCH! LOL
-Dawn and Katie in Michigan

Fred May 28, 2010 at 10:59 AM  

Awesome look! Feel free to add me to your blog roll!

Training my Mammoth May 28, 2010 at 11:47 AM  

Awesome layout!

I LOVEEEE the head tilt video. She has a very "WTF" look on her face, it's great!

Never Say Never Greyhounds May 28, 2010 at 2:37 PM  

Love the new title bar picture (at least I think its new). I need to update my title bar since Riley and Reagan are not in it.

Martha and Bailey May 28, 2010 at 2:57 PM  

Loved the video! Just love that puzzled look that goes with the head tilt!
Your blog is looking cool.
Have a great weekend.
love
Martha and Bailey xx

BRUTUS May 28, 2010 at 3:03 PM  

I like it! Especially the title photo - what a fabulous moment you captured! I'm going to need to do a HUGE blog makeover soon, wink wink :)

Michelle

Muttsandaklutz May 28, 2010 at 7:25 PM  

Oh wow, love love LOVE that header photo! Seriously, LOVE IT. :-D

The Thundering Herd May 29, 2010 at 1:08 PM  

It looks really good!

Lorenza May 29, 2010 at 7:06 PM  

Your new look is pawesome!
I liked a lot the video!
Happy Weekend!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Mango May 29, 2010 at 8:38 PM  

Marge, you never looked so lovely as in that movie. And your new blog rocks!

Slobbers,
Mango

Life With Dogs May 31, 2010 at 7:38 PM  

Looking great - your blog is clean and easy to read. I should take notes!

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