Welcome to the New Those Things They Said!

June 12, 2011

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I’ve been waiting for this day for a couple months now! Welcome to my new blog! I spent the past two months planning this out, researching what makes a quality blog based on what people like in conjunction with what I want to present. The new Those Things They Said is here to reflect that.

This week marks my blog’s First Anniversary. During the last year, I’ve had the opportunity to interact with all sorts of bloggers as I make personal artistic and fashion-related progression. While school did get in the way (a good thing though!), I worked on my blog as much as I could, particularly during my second semester when things stabilized a bit. During this time is when I decided that I really did love sharing my creative output with others, and so I decided that Blogger as a blogging platform was hindering my presentation (as were my technical difficulties!). WordPress came to the rescue, and I coded the layout completely from scratch to make it function the way that I needed it to. (Don’t get me wrong– Blogger is still great! If it works for you, then no worries!)

TTTS as you used to know it….on how you now know it!

Now, TTTS will offer more frequent and regular posts as the busiest school semesters of my LIFE are officially OVER. I also will have the challenge of dressing uniquely yet appropriately in an office setting, which I’m really looking forward to. You’ll see some of what I’d like to define as adventurous posts, as I’m trying to make a shift in my wardrobe by buying better quality and just doing new things altogether. You’ll see the start of my fashion illustration sketches, which I want to fine tune with the help of your input! Other things new to the blog will be tutorials, makeup, and many other things, so stay tuned!

I’ve had a wonderful year and I’m grateful to those of you who read my blog. In order to thank you, I’ll be doing a giveaway that I’ll announce on Thursday. I won’t tell you all what it is now, but I’ll hint that it’s a very popular item in the fashion blogging community and that I’m excited to give it out. I don’t even have one of these myself!

So, thank you everyone for a great year, and cheers to many more!

(PS- A HUGE thanks to Casee for being my guide throughout the process from the beginning all the way through this week! You were a huge help and I so appreciate it! Read her post here if you’re thinking about making the switch!)

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Casee Marie June 14, 2011 at 3:00 am

Yay! I’m so excited that you made the switch, girly, and it really does look fantastic. All the things you have planned for the blog sound absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to experience it all! You have so much diversity in your creativity and your interests, it makes for such a unique blog.

By the way, this post didn’t show up on Bloglovin’ for some reason. When I moved to WP I had to contact them to update my RSS. It could have just been a fluke, I’ll let you know if future posts don’t show up!


Melanie June 14, 2011 at 6:18 am

Thank you so, so much! I’m really happy that I did switch over…everything feels so much easier. Like literally less burdensome, haha.

Also, glad to know that you’re you’re looking forward to what I have to post. I’m already being so adventurous that I’m kinda shocking myself since that’s so not my norm.

Thank you for informing me! I contacted them already about switching my URL, but I was told that my RSS didn’t update. I’ll probably have to forward them to my Feedburner RSS if anything.

Thank you again!


Nnenna June 14, 2011 at 6:50 am

Congratulations on making the switch- your blog looks fantastic! I’ve been contemplating doing the same thing myself for the past six months and finally decided to go for it too, so I’m in the process right now! All the new things you have planned sound really interesting and I look forward to reading more :)


Melanie June 14, 2011 at 6:58 am

Hi Nnenna! Thank you very much! You’ll be very satisfied once you’re done, I promise :) It’s totally worth it!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for following as well!


Jenmarie June 17, 2011 at 1:48 am

Aww, I’m so excited for you! The new TTTS looks fantastic! Happy Blogiversary to you my dear!


Melanie June 17, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Thanks love! I appreciate it! :)


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