Blog News + Giveaway: Blog Makeover Edition

Posted May 14, 2013 by Debby in General, Giveaways

Hey there everyone! If you’re on your feed reader or Bloglovin’, be sure to come round to the site soon, because… drum roll, please… Snuggly Oranges now has a fresh new layout!

One of the things you’ll get to know about me over the course of my blogging journey is that things like layouts… they generally tend to start irritating me quickly. In terms of the last layout, it’s not that I was totally unhappy with it, but there were so many little things that just didn’t work quite how I wanted them to. And now, after more than half a year of blogging (I know, I can’t believe it either) I also had a much better idea of what I wanted my blog to look like. Now, I am a perfectionist at heart, so believe me, there are still some things that could use tweaking or adding, but I am pretty darn happy with this new layout.

I also made a new button, which you can find at the bottom of the page! This will serve as my icon on all the social media sites and stuff, and if you want to post it somewhere… well, I’ll love you forever!

So is this why you’ve been so disgracefully inactive lately?

Erm, no. I’d love to say that this layout was the reason, but, to be honest, I’ve only been working on it for 3-4 days. Maybe I’m foolish to think that people follow me so loyally that they would have noticed there is a marked decrease in the number of posts (and comments to others, sorry!), but to me it’s a very apparent and big thing.

I want to be honest with my readers, but still keep it a bit professional, so I’m just going to say that I haven’t been doing so well lately, and I mean mostly emotionally. Life has its ups and downs, and this is one extraordinary down for me. I hope to be able to pull myself out of this funk soon (I kind of have to, with university exams looming), but that is the primary reason for my absence as of late.

But it’s not all bad!

I do have some nice things planned. I just got the new Dan Brown and can’t wait to dig into that, I’m excited about the prospect of finally reading Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy with Judith (we seriously need to make that happen), and, even though it’s far off, I love the idea of the Dutch book blogger/booktuber meetup in the works.

Honestly, I’m waiting to hear back from an internship that I want so badly I could cry and getting it would definitely give my motivation the kick in the pants it so desperately needs. So the next few days will be spent with crossed fingers.

On to more fun stuff!

It’s been quite a while since my last giveaway, and I thought that was possibly the best way to celebrate this new look. I have quite a few print ARCs stacked up and I’d love to be able to share that with my readers. ONE winner will receive their choice of one of the following ARCs:

The Rules of the Game

  • You must fill in the Rafflecopter below to enter.
  • The giveaway is international!
  • You must be 13 years or older to enter.
  • Any entrants who are found to be gaming the system will be disqualified.
  • This giveaway runs until June 4th, at 11:59 p.m. EST.
  • When the contest ends, the 18 winners will be announced here and emailed. The winners will have 48 hours to respond, before another winner is picked.
  • I am not responsible for items lost or damaged in the mail. 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Let’s Talk!

What do you think of the new layout? Are you like…
Good job, Debby!
Or more like…
I’m not quite sure which emotion this would be expressing… Oh well!

Let me know in the comments!



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