I thought I'd explain a bit more about what's going on with this little redesign.
Mostly, I just needed a change. Perhaps you did, too?
I might miss the three columns of my old site, but I think this traditional format is a little more reader-friendly when it comes down to it.
The logo was designed by my lovely friend, the very talented Lisa Cleary. I really dig what she did with it--it's a nice nod to the old look with a bit of a twist. And the swooshy dash! So fun!
My very limited Illustrator skills and I created the dash-y background. I know. Fancy.
Here's some answers to questions that keep coming up (but bear with me as I learn this new format):
Where are we?
Squarespace. I switched because I really like how much control I get here, design-wise. I pay a small monthly fee as opposed to the free site I had on Wordpress.com, but I think it's worth it. It's nice not to be stuck in a template anymore.
How can I get updates through my news reader?
Please use the URL http://mdashing.squarespace.com. I'm not sure why iGoogle (etc.) won't pick up the normal URL right now, but I will let you know if and when it's updated.
How can I get updates via email?
I'm still trying to figure that out. Stay tuned!
How are you?
I'm doing just fine. How about you?