Book Thingo turns 7 (and gets a makeover)

Book Thingo turns 7 (and gets a makeover)

It’s our blog anniversary, and to celebrate, we’ve spruced up the place. We’d love to know what you think!

Oh, my god, is this a new blog theme I see before me?

Yes, yes it is. And if I were a more conscientious admin, I would have sandboxed our new theme, played around with it, and then released it into the wild. Except what would end up happening is that it would take me forever to tweak the new theme and we would never go live with it.

So this weekend, I bit the bullet and just did it.

And voila! Book Thingo looks a lot different.

I’m hoping you guys will let me know if anything is broken or, you know, ugly. And if you miss any features from the previous theme, let me know and I’ll see if I can incorporate it into this new one.

I’m also tossing up whether or not to create a landing page — that’s the first page people will see when they visit this website. If you have a few minutes to spare, you can check it out here. I’d love to know if you find it better or worse than this current blog layout with the sidebar.

I’ll be updating the colours and maybe some of the fonts, so if you find anything hard to read, please let me know!

Happy anniversary to us! (And yes, that’s a real cake. My mum made it.)

Photo credit: Kat Mayo

Kat Mayo is a freelance writer, podcaster, Twitter tragic, and compulsive reader. Her reviews have appeared in Books+Publishing, and she was the winner of the 2014 RWA Romance Media Award. She believes in happy endings, and kills fairies with glee.


  1. azteclady says:

    Happy bloggiversary! :throwing confetti: Very happy for you, and happy to see you continuing on.

    As for the new them, I saw it a couple of hours ago and was just a tad surprised. I like it as is, clean and uncluttered.

  2. Kat says:

    Thanks, AZ! It’s the first time we’ve celebrated our bloggiversary so it’s all very exciting. Glad you like the new theme! :)

  3. Deborah says:

    Oh, happy anniversary and the site’s looking great.

    The landing page version looks a bit busy BUT for those visiting your site for the first time (rather than via specific post link) it’s a good way for them to get an idea of your posts etc.

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