Unless you are blind, unobservant, or very, VERY stupid, I am about to state something obvious:
I changed my blog.
Yes, part of me is sad to see the old one go. It was, after all, my first design, and has been with me for more than a year now. But I have learned a few things about blogging over the past year, including the tiny little detail that my old layout stinks.
Prettiness trumps sentimentality.
Let us all take a moment to be blinded by it’s radiance
Yes, those are dandelions. Yes, some of them are green, even though I was fiercely adamant in my hatred of the color when Anna suggested I use it.
Yes, Anna may never let me live it down.
Special thanks go to Kate for holding my hand through the creation of this thing (it was a painful process—for me because I had to make the dumb stuff, and for her because she had to see the dumb stuff I made) and to Kendra Lynne for giving lovely feedback and suggestions. You girls are wonderful people.
NOW. Proud strutting and humble gratitude aside, the time has come for a very important announcement. Ladies and gents, please start drum-rolling, because…
I STARTED AN EMAIL LIST!!
*feral cat yowling*
*someone’s lamp breaks*
For the record, when I told my mother about this, she gave me a bored look and said, “Sarah, you can hardly get a blog post out in time. What are you going to do with a newsletter?”
Thanks for the vote of confidence, mom.
Apparently, I’ve had a Mail Chimp account floating around since February 2017, even though I have absolutely no recollection of registering then (It would seem that my fifteen year old young’un stage had more ambition than my almost-seventeen year old self, which is… ironic), and I’ve finally decided to do something about it. I’m still working on a few technical aspects of this whole newsletter thing, because YAY FOR TECHNOLOGY butIhateitanddon’tknowhowtouseanyofit, but my aim is to send out an email at the end of every month with monthly highlights, updates, writing stuff, and all sorts of random interesting things.
Pictures! Character collages! Funny stories that are too short to make it into blog posts! Maybe even snippets! WHO KNOWS!! The point is, this is stuff you’ll only find in the newsletter, SO GO SIGN UP NOW OR YOU MAY MISS SOMETHING INCREDIBLE.
Click the link below to subscribe.
Or don’t. Depending on your mood. I won’t judge you.
…yes I will.
As far as other things you should know… Well, look at this.
THIS, my minions, is an app cover, and if you save my site to your homescreen, this little pretty will be there to stare at you every time you turn your phone on.
Great incentive, am I right?
Lastly, I’d just like to remind y’all that The Sarcastic Elf is a multi-platforming site, complete with social media and all that stuff. We have instagram. We have facebook. We have… popcorn. I don’t know how to use any of it (besides maybe the popcorn), but go check it out anyway, and join me on my learning curve.
It’ll be educational. For both of us.
So there you have it, folks. I’ve spent the last month or so fixing this place up, and I’ve gotta say, I’m pretty excited to finally share it with you guys. I’d love to hear everyone’s opinions, so comment below and tell me what you think. And don’t forget, SIGN UP TO MY EMAIL LIST!!
This post was one big self-advertising campaign from start to finish.
I think I should probably go now.
I’ve seen a lot of other bloggers do these little “call-to-action” things at the bottom of their posts, and I’m sorry to say I’ve given in to peer pressure. But I do actually have a legitimate question, ’cause I’m curious: How did you guys come to find The Sarcastic Elf?