Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pretty new format!

Ta da!

Whatcha think? Is this pretty or what?

I am sooo pleased with how this turned out, I can't sit still. Phew!

It took me three hours to get it all just the way I wanted it, add the side bar (Thank you Jenna) and make sure everything was working, linked to where it was supposed to be linked to and all spiffied up. Yay, I am soooo happy with this. I adore the antlered lady at the top. She's not a changeling, but I believe she thinks she is. That's all that's important. She spoke to me and I love her.

I've made a real effort to blog three or four times a week for the last while and I've enjoyed it, mostly. Honestly, there are times I don't know what to talk about, but I do try to add bits of humor and information when that happens. Take the last post. That's amazing.

I'm also thinking of asking others if they'd like to post something here. That'll give some free promotions for them and a day off for me. LOL Yup, there's method to my madness. If anyone reading this would like to promote a book or have something interesting/funny/exciting/sexy to share I'd love to hear from you. Send me an email at jude.mason AT and I'll get in touch with you asap. Oh, note the ca at the end of that address. Apparently it's not common. I'm Canadian and it seemed the right thing to do.

I'd also love to exchange links if anyone is interested. I've got a very nice sidebar with room. So, if you have a blog or website and would like to do a link exchange, use that email address and we'll do the deed.

Any feed back on this lovely new format would be great. Thanks so much for stopping by.



marcy said...


It's simply wonderful!!!! Congrats!

Ray said...

The picture at the top of the blog is fantastic. I love it.


Jude Mason said...


Thank you so much. I really waffled about doing this, I'm very glad I did.


Jude Mason said...

Hi Ray!

Ain't she pretty! She thinks she's a changeling you know. She isn't, but she really thinks she is and I love her for that.

Thanks so much for dropping by!


Kris Norris said...

Great new look, Jude. Way to go.

Oh, and if you ever want to make your sidebar or the blog in general wider, let me know. I just did that to mine and it's pretty easy to do. (yes, I'm on a tinkering bug right now, lol).

I love the slideshow... oh, I just added one too. Aren't they the bomb!

congrats girl.

Kris Norris said...

Hey again,

I'd love to exchange links with you, lol. Yup, I'm pretty friendless... sigh. Oh, and in case you didn't know, my website is a dot 'ca' cause I wanted to showcase I'm Canadian... I know, but it also felt like the right thing to do...

hugs again,

Jude Mason said...

Hey Kris,

I'll keep you in mind. I messed with my last blog, making things wider and stuff, and I may want to do this here too. I'm going to leave it for awhile, but we'll see. I tend to tinker when I'm bored.

Yup, the slide show is excellent. Pretty covers!!

Thanks so much for dropping in.


Jenna Byrnes said...

Pretty new blog, gf! I grabbed your badge and put it on my blog.



Dorien/Roger said...

Yep, Jude....looks really nice. Congratulations. And thanks for posting a notice of the new Gay Writing Today group (, I couldn't resist.

Keep up the good work!

Laurie Ryan said...

I, too, really like the lady that tops your blog. In fact, she made me travel to your website to see why she is...more than a woman. You write changeling stories. So the picture not only tops your blog, but hopefully more will follow my logic and check out your website. Well done!

Crissy said...

Awesome! Great Job!

Crissy Smith

Devon Rhodes said...

Lovely! I too redid my blog lately and it's a real pick-me-up when the project is complete! :) Very nice hon!

H said...

Lovely and fast to load and very clear and easy to read.

Brynn Paulin said...

Oh Jude! It's awesome!

AlanChinWriter said...

One of the best looking blogs i've seen. Professional, easy to read and easy on the eye. Congrats on a job well done.

Pat said...

NICEEEEE! I like the crisp cleaness of the black and white. LOL but I have to tell you I had to go back and look at her antlers. I was reading along and my brain said what antlers all I saw were hair ribbons, but on second glance, sure enough antlers. Well I'll be...
Does it count that I noticed she had a little heart shaped purse?
I'd say she's as free spirited as you are Jude and it was a job well done.
May I share your blog with everyone I know? Authors need to stick together and promo whenever and where ever they can. Have a great weekend. I love your blog space.

Jeanne said...

And since my dad was born in Montreal, I consider myself part Canuk!
Will email you asap.
I wanna be on the, sidebar

Verb said...

It's 4;45 am as I'm writing this, so I'm not at my best - insomnia rules. Yep, I like the new look too and it certainly loads much faster than the old version. I like the appearance too. It's cleaner and les fussy somehow. Isn't it odd how you don't see any fault in the old version, but when it's revamped it comes up fresh again?

Nice one buddy

AKM Miles said...

This is truly beautiful. I really like it. Good job. AKM

Carol L. said...

Hi Jude,
I have to say the new concept is both sensual and elegant. Congrats on one of the nicest looking blogs I've seen so far. Also loved Feral Heat and Bear Combustion. Well that's my 2 cents :)
Carol Luciano

RobinSlick said...

This is so gorgeous I am very jealous!

Lynne Roberts said...

I love the picture of the woman in your header! Beautiful. The whole blog is wonderful.

Well done!


Jude Mason said...

Oh my, I'm flabbergasted everyone. Thank you all for stopping by and for your kind words about the layout here. I'm touched by all the wonderful responses. It makes the hair pulling much less painful.

To those of you who asked to have your blogs added to my list, I've done so and thank you for asking.

To those others who have emailed me about possibly being a guest here, I'll email you as soon as I find your emails.

Big hugs
And, Thank you all!

Genella deGrey said...

Simply stunning!
I'm going to link it to my site and stop by often -
You are amazing!
Hugs -

Nichelle Gregory said...

I'm late to the party but I wanted to say, I love your blog too! Very Pretty, Jude! :)

Erotic Horizon said...

Oh Jude...

This is brilliant - and it loads so much faster... I am as pleased as punch for you.....

Well done...

If you need topics to post, let me know - you know I have my list...


Gracen Miller said...

Grrr....blogger ate my first message...

Basically, I said, I loooovvee your lady, she's beautiful! And I'm like you, I'd be the person sitting on the sidelines people watching at a party. I watch people everywhere, at the beach, the mall, at my sons' schools, everywhere! People make me laugh.

Love your blog, btw. Looks awesome. I'm following you now. Here's my blogs IF you want to follow us, but no need to feel obligated.

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