I know this blog is reserved for writing related topics, but for the occasion I wanted to use my own writing skills to tell you how proud I am of my new look and mentioned a couple of people without whom I couldn’t have done it.
Yes, my Persuasive Article Marketing blog has got a new look, as you can see. It was a long week trying to make everything look good, especially for someone like me with very limited HTML, CSS and other uploading skills.
New Thesis Theme
For those who are interested in knowing this, my new theme is one of Thesis themes which is called BlogSkin.
Before I made my purchase my main question to the merchant was if I was going to get some help once I purchased the theme, because I could already feel that I was going to encounter some issues beyond my understanding of theme installation. I was right. I did encounter hurdles, right from the get go, because as I said above, I am just not good at this stuff.
Thankfully, however, I receive big help from Hesham Zebida the creator of Famous Bloggers who was my contact before I even clicked on the purchase button. When he told me that he could install the blog for free it really was a relief for me, and he sure did.
I have to say that I really bugged the heck out of him until I was happy with everything. From now on I will use the Thesis forum for other questions that I may have. Since I have another 3 blogs to set up with this theme I know I will need that help and support.
My Savior, Adrienne
A great lady who has been answering a lot of my questions for me is someone that a lot of you already know; Adrienne Smith the owner of the very popular blog AdrienneSmith.net. Adrienne was nice enough to create a whole HTML table for me and included all my links and icon pictures for my social media buttons. You can now see that beautiful widget on your right.
After that was done, I knew I was going to change the look of my opt-in form so it could blend in with the rest of the theme much better. Again, I asked Adrienne what type of opt-in form she was using, but when she told me that all she was using is an Aweber customized form, I decide to use a different picture and create my own customized Aweber opt-in form the way I knew how. This opt-in form will eventually evolve, but for now it’s good enough.
Then, what I did is use Adrienne’s nice HTML table to create a four-banner widget. I had seen these around all over the places, but was never able to figure out how to do this. Well, thanks to Adrienne, now I know. I’ve done this one (on the right margin) all by myself, just by doing some logical guessing using Adrienne icon HTML and incorporating the small banners HTML instead. What a great feeling it was! I had to email Adrienne right away to let her know what I had done.
I wanted to add that Adrienne Smith is really one of those nice people that you don’t find every day. This is why she is so popular. She told me that she was proud of me, but I couldn’t have found anyone willing to help me as much as she did. Thank you Adrienne!
Other People I Want to Thank
Another great person I met last year online is Barry Wells the owner of Barry-Wells.com. It’s through Barry that I have first heard of Adrienne. Barry has been very patient with me as we are going to do the same interview for the third time tomorrow, because we ran into technical issues twice in raw. He’s been so nice and so patient. You need to stay tune to read and hear the whole interview which I am sure will be ready very soon.
Since this post is dedicated to my thanks, I wanted to thank Holly Jahangiri, owner of It’s All a Matter of Perspective. Even though the year is still very young I have already posted two guest posts on her blogs. Holly invited me to guest post on her blogs after she read on my new year post that one of my goals for 2012 was to guest post more.
I had the privilege of writing a post about online connections, very appropriate, for her personal blog, It’s All a Matter of Perspective, and a post about the law of attraction for her Next Goal Blog; which she won at the end of the Surviving the blog contest.
Another nice lady who has been offering me to write for her blog is Sonia Winland, owner of Logallot.com. She has also mentioned my persuasive article marketing blog as one of the blogs to read in one of her recent posts, and that was a very nice surprise.
For Sonia I wrote an article about my home country, France in her travel section and my next post at Sonia’s should be coming up very soon.
So, there you have it! I really wanted to thank all the people who made this blog look the way it does now, as well as the ones who are helping me spreading my wings as a writer and blogger. Oh, by the way, within a few weeks I will have a custom header made, so it will really finish up the product. Make sure you come back to check it out!
Please, scroll down to the comment area, and let me know what you think about my new look!
25 thoughts on “Persuasive Article Marketing Has A New Look!”
Hi Sylviane, Before I comment on the post I want to celebrate the fact that I’m here before Adrienne…… Let me just soak that up a second 😆
I have to say that the new look is so clean and uncluttered, I love the new look Sylviane.
Adrienne is a great friend to have and is so helpful. She really is my number one blogger as she’s so helpful to everyone, all of the time. How she applies herself is an example to us all.
As is Sonia that you’ve mentioned as well, she’s also great 😉
Thanks for mentioning and linking to me. The interview went ahead today but I’ll let you say all about that 😉
I love the icons down the side for the social media sites and will be looking for some of those myself. Did you have them created for you or did you find them online?
I can do all the linking once I have the icons 🙂
I’ve got to fly now as I have the dentist.
Speak soon Sylviane,
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Barry, you made me laugh out loud! Yes, let celebrate anyone who can get on any blog before Adrienne does 🙂 Very hard to do indeed!
I am sure that by now you’ve got the link where I found my social media buttons I mentioned them on my other reply to you and sent it to you through email as well:)
It was nice writing this little cool post mentioning all the people who have helped me in one way or another. What a great blogging community we have, don’t we?
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Okay Barry, it’s been a LONG day and since my first guest post of the year was published today with Paul that’s the ONLY reason you beat me. Darn it! lol…
Great post Sylviane and I really think your blog is looking fantastic. I can’t wait to see the new header and I have a feeling that’s going to make it look so much more appealing. I am still so very proud of you for setting up those ads all by yourself. See, we just need a little help every once in awhile that’s all.
You know how I feel about Barry, he’s one of my favorite bloggers too. What an awesome guy and it’s such a privilege to know him. I’m so happy you found me through Barry so I guess we do have him to thank.
I’m also very familiar with Sonia, I met her through a blog commenting group I’m a part of. What a wonderful young lady and I love her blog. She is another up and coming blogger to pay attention to as well.
I’m not familiar with the other people you mentioned but since you acknowledged them in this post they must be special. That I have no doubt about.
Thanks for the shout out, I really do appreciate that and it was my pleasure to help you with this project. You know I’m always here for you young lady.
I’ll see you around and have a really great week.
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I knew the reason Barry beat you this time Adrienne! You were very busy with your blog guest 🙂 It was my pleasure to mention all the people who have been so kind to me and really made a difference.
Thanks for you nice comments as always.
Good to see a new look of this blog and it is simply awesome. The design is attractive and beautiful. I love these kinds of themes and its eye catching. Good work. Keep it up. 😀
Thank you, I am glad you like it, but wait until the new header’s up and it will be much better still…and with the head another surprise… all for the best of this blog, for my growing number of readers and for me too 🙂
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What a great post. It gives a lot of very valuable idea that every reader could be interested and learned from. I’d like to thank for the author of this post, Great job!
Thank, The author would be me “Sylviane” 🙂 Thanks for passing by anyway!
Nice stuff. Congratulations on the new design. Your blog is looking fantastic. I love this Blogskin skin, hesham did awesome work.
PS. It seems their are two twitter username fields. You need to disable the bottom, one !!
Thank, glad yo liked the designed.
Not sure I know what you are talking about regarding Twitter username fields, but I’ll check this out! Thanks.
I was passing on here, so I decided to take care of that 😉
P.S. The BlogSkin loves CommentLuv pugin, so it knows if the plugin is installed and adds a new field for the Twitter ID automatically!
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Thanks for passing by Hesham and thank for ALL your help 🙂
Like the clean new look Sylviane. Looking forwards to the header finishing it off.
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Thanks Roger! Appreciate that 🙂
Great looking blog, I shall have to invest when I have some spare cash, which I am hoping won’t be long now.
I agree with you about Adrienne and Barry. Whenever I visit Adrienne’s blog, I am always inspired, and Barry is just the most helpful guy you could wish to meet.
I like you have problems with html and css, once I get past the basics, and don’t mention php, that is a bigger nightmare,
Good luck with the new design,
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I remember you! Have seen you at Barry Wells, and even been at your place once. Thanks for passing by today. I love meeting new people and building more connections.
I finally made it here! After checking out your guest posts all across I came by! Yayyy!
And what a wonderful post to begin with; given that I know the lovelies mentioned here! I am new to Adrienne’s blog and I love the awesome content she has to offer all the time! And the amazing community at her blog is mind boggling! I am new to Barry’s blog as well but I absolutely enjoyed all the posts I checked out! And he was kind enough to drop by my blog!
And Holly is such a sweetheart! So full of energy, such a great writer and an even better person! I can go on and on about her!
Loved the post… hoping to drop by often! 🙂 Have a lovely weekend!
So nice to see you here “at home” Hajra. I make a point in visiting people who drop by my blog, so I will be coming by yours no doubt.
I see that you know just about all the nice people I am talking about here. Isn’t the internet a great thing where we can make friends that are far away in distance but close to us mind set wise 🙂 if I may say 🙂
Have a great rest of Sunday, and see you around.
Congratulations on your ” new look”. It looks so nice and neat and so professional! I love your widgets! It’s cute! I can’t wait until my blog looks at least 1/2 as good as yours.
All those people you wrote about, is how I feel about you. Someday, I, too, will be able to write a beautiful article about all you’ve done for me. You have a beautiful heart and are a true inspiration!
You are so sweet as always. It’s my pleasure if I could help you any. And I will do my best to continue to do as well. If I can inspire anyone, wow, that is the best gift of all! Thank you so much for your kind words
I think it’s wonderful you’re working on Thesis. I made the switch over the Summer of 2011, myself, and have found Thesis to be very impressive even just out of the box. I haven’t gotten too fancy with skins, but have been considering that as well.
I’m not at all surprised that you are raving about Adrienne Smith either! She’s truly been an inspiration for me too. I had the pleasure of connecting with Adrienne by way of one of Ken Pickard’s tribes on FaceBook. (Kind of like how you and I got connected!) Adrienne is a rare example of professionalism and she just happens to be an incredibly cool lady!
I have also been looking for one of those four-banner widgets too. So great that she helped you set this all up!
Well, I think what you’re doing looks wonderful here! I’m glad we’re connected now and look forward to staying connected as things are evolving for you!
I love Thesis, but man do I have to learn about it still!
Yes, Adrienne has been a doll for me and just about anyone she touches. Such a nice lady. I met her through Barry Wells which I recently interviewed.
I think that making online connections is really a great thing. Certainly hope to get to know you more. Thanks for coming by. Really appreciate that!
Your new design came out great. I just love WordPress and all the different things you can add to it. The layout you picked works for your content and I am exploring more.
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I am glad you like it. There are still a few things I want to fix here and there, but that’s a lot of progress still so far.
I would consider this as a best example of WordPress. Having it more unique will impress me.
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