We Only Do This Once Redesign – Tell Me What You Think

I am very excited to share with you the redesign of my blog!

First and foremost, a huge thank you to Jennifer and Jason at New Season Design.  They took care of every step of the site redesign, patiently going back-and-forth with me as needed.  I highly recommend them, and as you can see, their work speaks for itself.

Is it “You” or “We”???

When I started blogging 5 months ago I named the site You Only Do This Once.  I started on a WordPress.com platform and soon after realized I wanted to use WordPress.ORG for many reasons (I’ll definitely write a post on how I started blogging in the near future).  Since I switched platforms so soon, I had to buy a new domain, so I chose We Only Do This Once.

Since then, many visitors have typed in the address with WE and saw that my title was YOU.  There are still many bloggers out there who link to my site and don’t know what to call it. Extremely confusing, and I apologize for this!

That said, this site is now called We Only Do This Oncefinal answer.

Why?  Because WE is inclusive.  All of us (as far as I know) get one chance at this thing called life.  I know we hear the term YOLO a lot, and that’s basically what I’m talking about here, but WODTO was my mantra…it’s just the way I have always said it.  I have made some pretty big mistakes in my life, and justified them by saying WODTO.  But recently I found myself slightly trapped in my own life needing to make changes, and remembering that WODTO helped me to “break out”.

It’s all about balance, really…right?  There is not one day that goes by where I don’t ask myself whether I am spending my valuable (and very finite) life energy the way I should.

My logo is inspired by a tree at the camp that I run with my wife. As you can see, there is a treble clef weaved into the branches.  The tree is symbolic of so much: life, growth, music, nature…I love it.

The colors are meant to be natural and “woodsy”.  The sharing buttons are simple. Hopefully it’s all pleasing to the eye.

I wanted to make it easier to subscribe to the blog, so I hope you will choose to do so by entering your email address in the top right box!  It would be wonderful to see this community continue to grow.

I still welcome advertising on the site, as long as it aligns with the mission and values written about herein; simplicity, fiscal responsibility, productivity, etc.  Guest posts are always welcome!

I never would have dreamed of a redesign if it were not for the enormous growth in my readership.  I caught the writing bug a few months ago, and my only goal was to write down-to-earth and helpful posts.  Hopefully the usefulness of many of my posts is what attracts readers, and attracting readers has been the key to the growth of WODTO.

I thank you all so much for continuing to visit, read, comment, and share.  Have a great day, and please let me know what you think of the redesign!


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