Hello everyone and welcome back to a brand new meganellaby.com what do you think? Following on from a recent blogpost where I asked for your ideas and feedback on how we can make this little slice of internet all the more fabulous, the incredible team at Gatto and I set to work to create something that I think you might just love.
It’s a little more streamlined, a little more “grown up” and a whole lot easier to use and to find exactly what it is you’re looking for!
I thought I’d take some time in this blogpost to share with you the changes we’ve put into place and also show off the new features we’ve got going on around here.
So first up, the home page, pretty sexy isn’t it? I wanted the homepage to feel like a mood board, something a little like Pinterest where you can scroll to your hearts content and find exactly what it it is that you fancy looking at. I feel that this way it means you won’t miss a post and you can decide if you’re feeling a fashion post or a music post, interiors, travel or something different entirely, this mood board style home page allows you to be the boss, something that was extremely important for me to get just right.
I also really love how the homepage now truly represents me, my style and everything I’m about. It showcases my outfits in a way that really translates what I’m all about and also shows the diverse array of blog posts that sometimes might go unnoticed or missed entirely due to the previous design we had. Photography is a huge part of what I do so it feels really rather satisfying to see all my hard work with various photographers showcased in such a way.
Now I didn’t want the posts themselves to be too different to what we already had going on as I personally thought they worked well as they were simple and therefore easy to use and the photography was always at the heart of the post. But this time around for meganellaby 4.0 Gatto had the genius idea to add the shopping links AND the complimenting song to the side of the post which means you can have easy access to what’s featured in the post whilst also listening along to my song of choice… MY MIND IS BLOWN! Moving this from the bottom of the post to the top is such a small change that will hopefully make a huge difference to how you digest the content here on my blog. Music is a big part of my life so for me that listen along feature is KEY!
I chose to remove the shopping lists and recent YouTube uploads from the homepage in order to let my blog content SHINE but I’ll now be sharing any relevant YouTube videos here too so it’s all easy to find. I’ll be creating regular Wishlist blog posts for upcoming occasions or at the beginning of new seasons but if you enjoyed seeing my weekly picks you can head to the shop button above and find all links to things shared across my channels, the things I’m lusting after and of course head straight to my fashion brand Saturday By Megan Ellaby too.
Many of you wanted an easy way to find older posts so if you simply search for a brand or a topic using the search tool at the top of the page then you should find everything you are looking for there too. This feature combined with the new layout is so satisfying to me as it’s SO easy to see where I’ve come from, how both my style, my writing and just me as a person has grown in the last 6 and a half years, it truly is a wonderful thing to see.
So that’s pretty much everything, some small changes that I hope will make a big difference to how you engage and enjoy my blog. I would LOVE to know your thoughts, you lot have been with me every step of the way so your feedback is always so welcome. AND if there is anything you think we might have missed, then please do let me know as we’re always looking to adapt.
So that’s everything on the new design I also wanted to say a HUGE thank you for your comments and emails/DM’s etc on my last post about working for yourself in your twenties. The response, particularly privately was truly incredible and it really hit home exactly why I do this for a job. For you <3 Thank you!
I also hope you all had a truly beautiful long Easter weekend, it was the dreamiest weekend for me spent in the sunshine with family and friends and a whole lot of food and fizz, whilst wearing an outfit very similar to this all weekend long.
Speaking of which, how totally awesome is the new Shrimps x Warehouse collection!? I am truly obsessed and want pretty much every single piece, but for now I am more than thrilled with the generous gift of the Sea Horse Tee, Jewelled Headband and Straw bag from the team 🙂
Anyhoo, thanks for everything as alway you wonderful bunch, I hope you enjoy the new blog and I can’t wait to continue chatting with you in the comments.