Monday, November 25, 2013

Welcome to my new home! And #reverb13 is here!



On this most auspicious of days -- my patron saint's name day -- I am so excited to share something with you that I have been working on for a wee while now. Namely... my new home here at katmcnally.com !

This new space feels so very me. The look and feel truly reflect my personal style, and the banner photo captures something of my personality and spirit. And if you have the time/inclination to explore the menu in the banner, you'll see the range of exciting new projects I have planned for the new year.

This feels like a brave step forward in my creative life. It's been so much more than just rearranging items on a website. The journey to here has really forced me to think about who I am and what I do, and I feel like I now know what it is that I offer in this space... and also have a platform from which to launch myself as a freelance non-fiction writer.

This also feels like the perfect way to launch of #reverb13. You can find everything you need to know about this delicious annual challenge by clicking on the rather spiffy blog button on the side bar to the right. It's going to be an amazing one, this year. My friends and I have been busily beavering away to offer you some of the most thought-provoking, soul-satisfying prompts yet.

Of course, if you know me, you'll know that I am not especially technologically savvy. So it will come as no surprise to hear that this new improved site was very much a team effort. A HUGE thanks goes to Tom Schoon for his design and programming work (everything you see here, bar the actual writing in the blog posts, is to his credit), not to mention his patience and good humour.

I'm also indebted to Joe Damrongphiwat for capturing me in the most flattering light for my blog banner photo. And I am so lucky to have the support of Camille Condon aka Ms CurlyPops, whose blog button designs continue to blow me away.

So, with tremendous gratitude and more than a little pride, I am humbly offering you a greater piece of my story here. I hope that it continues to inspire and hearten you, and connect you to kindred spirits on the journey.

P.S. If you're receiving these posts via email or reading them using a blog reader, please consider this your warm invitation to come and visit online to see what I'm talking about. I'd love to know what y'all think!


9 comments:

  1. I am looking forward to #reverb13. The website looks great!

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  2. WOW!! The 'new home' looks wonderful! And YOU look fabulous in your banner photo - so HAPPY! I'm definitely looking forward to Reverb'13 and visiting your 'new home' often =-) Congratulations on this newest venture Kat!

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  3. Very nice!
    So glad you have a new home : )

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  4. Mega Congrats Kat thrilled to bits that you're looking as pleased as punch ☺ xo

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  5. Lovely new look. Gorgeous colours and great photograph of you too.

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  6. Loving the new layout! and so excited for #Reverb13 - I feel this year I didn't live up to what I set out to do and need something to refocus me!

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  7. The new look is fabulous! Colorful, inviting, and creatively fun - just what a blog like yours is all about. =)

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  8. I love the way your site looks, and I'm really looking forward to #reverb13 this year. :)

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