Tapeparade.com !

November 20, 2015

Me about two minutes ago!!

Hello! Some of you may have noticed my blog disappeared for the last couple days… well, I am back and this page has a brand new look! I’ve long been wanting to bring back the sidebars for a while so you’re given a little more context, and I’m also really happy with this new layout to show you my pictures.

Over the last 6 months or so I’ve been wrestling with trying to maintain this blog as well as my professional website (next on the redesign hitlist); should I incorporate both? Should I use a different name? Should I keep my audiences separate? I’ve decided that for now it’s best to keep my blog away from being a straight-up career diary (although I will be posting more about my work), and I’ve invested in both a new design (this is actually the second one after the first one ended up being unusable) and my very own domain name for this slice of my life.

I’ve got lots of ideas for content as well; although I love sharing pictures, realistically it stops me from posting as often as I’d like as I simply don’t have the time to edit them all. I’d like to share some longer articles dealing with all manner of subjects; my beliefs, my background, my projects and my interests are all things I’d like to start sharing alongside my day-to-day life, my outfits and my travels. I hope you’ll find this interesting, and thanks so much for your continued support. 🙂

It’s now far easier to explore my categories and archives, so please have a look around and join me on my social media channels if you haven’t already. It’s likely a few posts from the past may now have some weird formatting – please shout if you find anything severely broken and going forwards it should all work fine!

8 comments so far.

8 responses to “Tapeparade.com !”

  1. Your new design is cool! It’s more simple to look at your articles and I prefer the design better. Have a great night 🙂

  2. Denise says:

    That’s really great, dear Laila, looooved the dot com now, the lay out is very nice and well done, congratulations! I am sure you will have success and you know I follow you whichever address you (may) have, but I loved that you kept the name! Hope you have a great weekend!

  3. jessthetics says:

    Yay! I love the new look and I’m enjoying the return of the sidebar 🙂 How long ago is it since your last re-design? It feels really recent but I’m sure it isn’t. I’m trying to add more archives too – it’s a shame to have created all this content with no easy way to browse it. I’m loking forward to reading more of your talky pieces and having a browse through some old posts xx

    • tapeparade says:

      The last one was in mid 2013… basically a couple months after I started the blog! Hahhaha.. yeah I agree, we spend hours on something that is viewed for 5 minutes max. A shame. Thanks love xxx

  4. Congratulations! It’s always such a great feeling to know that you ‘own’ this part of the internet! Plus it definitely makes you more involved!
    Can’t wait to see more 🙂


  5. Kim says:

    how fun! congrats on the new layout! I have also thought about doing an update, thanks for the inspiration and I look forward to your posts 🙂


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