Merry Christmas to everyone and I hope you all had a lovely celebration.
Today the 27th of December is my father’s birthday and if he were alive today, he would have been a year younger. Happy birthday Daddy! You will forever be in our hearts!
First of all, let me say a big THANK YOU! to everyone of you who has visited the URL alocovivavoce.com. Words are not enough to describe how it feels to have your work recognized and acknowledged.
I am deeply honored that my blog is about to witness the end of the year 2015 – all thanks to you the readers and I look forward to the year 2016 and many more years to come 🙂
Starting in the new year 2016, there are a few additions and subtractions which will be made on the blog courtesy of your opinion when I conducted the survey to inquire your thoughts about the blog.
Although majority of you said you wouldn’t change anything about the blog, I will still be making a few alterations here and there which are intended to make the blog more interesting for your benefit so you can always enjoy your reading experience.
I will now itemize the changes that will happen with a brief explanation to go with it.
1. THE THEME
Quite a number of you expressed that you disliked my previous theme and some of you must have noticed that I have long had it changed.
I do hope the current theme appeals to all of you as it has slideshows of posts and also features a few posts at the top of the page. It displays all of the categories on the blog (with their corresponding posts) by the side and has two sidebars for your convenience.
PS: To view the theme in maximum performance, use a tablet or desktop.
2. MOTHERING MONDAY
I know some of you might have noticed it has been a while I posted one of my “unconventional tips” for mothers. Well, I didn’t choose not to. Rather, I felt they needed to be regulated so the readers could know when to expect them.
To this note, I now introduce to you “Mothering Monday” which will be on the first Monday of every month.
Only on these first Monday of the month will I be posting my unconventional tips, methods and guides to new moms, expecting moms and aspiring moms. Every other Monday will still be for regular posts.
So remember to visit the blog on Mothering Mondays for unconventional tips and ideas.
3. DOUBLE FEATURE FRIDAY
Quite a number of you expressed your interest in the Feature Friday stories and since it is appealing to my readers, I decided to hit you all with a double dose.
So starting from January 2016, there will be TWO Feature Friday stories every Friday. One by 8am and the other by 12pm except on Giveaway Fridays when there will be only one Feature Friday story by 12pm.
So after you read the first Feature Friday in the morning, be sure to return to the blog by noon to read the second jaw dropping real life situation of a reader who needs your opinion and advice.
If you have a situation that you need my opinion on, email me on email@example.com.
4. GUEST POST WEEKEND
Also by popular demand, starting from January 2016, poems will no longer be published on Guest Post Weekend. Only Short stories and Articles by other writers will be published for your reading pleasure.
Are you a writer? Or do you know a writer? Email your write-ups to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to have your work published on GUEST POST WEEKEND!
5. NEW YEAR RE-POST
For the first week of every new year starting with the year 2016, instead of having regular posts, I have decided to re-post the most popular posts from the previous year.
So for the first seven days of the year 2016, 2017 and the many more years to come for alocovivavoce.com, there will be no Mothering Monday, Poll Tuesday, Vox Pop Thursday, Feature Friday or Guest Post Weekend.
Rather, I will be re-posting the TOP SEVEN posts for the previous year (2015) in order of ranking. So the top most post will be re-posted on the first day of the year and the top seventh post will be re-posted on the seventh day of the year.
The idea behind this is to re-visit some of the posts that new readers might not have been able to see because it was posted a while ago. And I sure hope you all will enjoy reading from the archives.
The blog’s regular routine will resume officially on Monday the 11th of January 2016 never to be altered again without prior notice.
There you have it guys! A Loco Viva Voce’s New Year resolution!
I sure hope you all enjoy the minor changes that the blog will undergo. Please remember that I am very open to suggestions. So if there is anyway you think I can further improve your reading experience, feel free to drop it in the comments section or send me an email if you would rather keep your suggestion discrete.
Have a very wonderful new year ahead.
PS: Words are an expression of opinion; WRITING is SPEAKING!
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