|Bridget Eileen logo for "Bridget-Eileen.com'|
Ye Olde Fashion Website Hoste
Get it? It's funny because calling a website old fashioned is a bit tongue-in-cheek, considering websites have only been ubiquitous for about 25 years. However, the fact that I continue to use Google's "Blogger" to host my webpages is a bit old fashioned, in relative terms.
Earlier this week, I made some changes to my three websites, Bridget-Eileen.com (my "homepage" so to speak), Vintage-Bridge.com (this arts and culture blog) and VintageBridgeStyle.com (my age, body and sex positive beauty blog).
I put up new logos for Bridget-Eileen.com and for Vintage-Bridge.com. I changed the tagline for Vintage Bridge Style, from "retro fashion on a bohemian budget" to "an age, body and sex positive beauty blog" to go along better with the mission of the website. I changed the colors schemes for Bridget-Eileen.com and Vintage-Bridge.com. And I changed the formatting of Bridget-Eileen.com.
I Only Spend $36 a Total on My Websites
I have explored switching to more modern, so to speak, methods of webhosting. I'm teaching myself how to build websites through Wix.com and Squarespace as I researched hosts for making a permanent website for the Boston Poetry Marathon. (Coming soon! I plan to do some work on it during my upcoming vacation, in fact!)
However, when I got down to it for the three website I run, I like the way they are. I don't know if I'm biased in favor of status quo because it is what I'm familiar with, but it's fine as it is, for me. Maybe I am also biased in favor of the low cost. Blogger hosts the blogs, and I only pay $12 a year for each domain name.
Should I pay more to have a more sophisticated site host my webpages? Maybe someday? =shrug= I don't know. I am fine with how things are now, considering both Vintage-Bridge.com and VintageBridgeStyle.com are hobbies and Bridget-Eileen.com is really simple.
|The Former "Vintage Bridge" Logo|
|The New "Vintage Bridge" Logo|
The Changes I Made
All three sites are now formatted using the Emporio Porcelain template. I made changes to color scheme and font to denote the differentiation.
I also made changes to the "Pages" portion of each blog, updating the copy and double-checking on all the links work accordingly.
Finally, I changed the banners/logos for each site as well. I used free images from Pixabay.com and then used Google Draw to add personalization for my websites.