New name, new look, same blog!

Don’t run away! It’s still me. So what happened? Very simply, I had a talk with a new visitor, and it went about like this:

“Oh, your blog is for writers!” said that lady.

“No, not especially,” I answered. “Why do you say that?”

“Well, you have a fountain pen on the header, and your title is Writing with a foreign accent. So I assumed right away that it was all about the craft of writing.”

I was stunned: my new visitor was absolutely right!

So I went to work and deleted the fountain pen header that came with my blogging software. Then I cut a detail of the wonderful Stolen Kiss by Fragonard that graces the cover of Mistress of the Revolution and put it up there.  And I chose the blue of the title to match the color of the lady’s shoes. Sometimes I impress myself.

And for the title? Well, I liked the old one, of course, but I realized that most of my posts lately had revolved around Versailles. And the and more in the new title lets me speak of anything else. But don’t worry, I will continue writing with a foreign accent…

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13 Comments to “New name, new look, same blog!”

  1. Catherine Delors says:

    Thank you, Dani! I too really love the detail of the Fragonard. The satin of the dress, the dainty shoes, and the carpet with those pinks and reds.
    Yes, the former name was clever, maybe too much so for my own good. So no regrets. And thank you for updating your blogroll. At least the URL remains the same…

  2. Danielle says:

    I thought your former blog name was so clever, but I can see where it might cause a tiny bit of confusion. The Fragonard detail is gorgeous and the new name nice as well. Either way I’ll still be a regular visitor (and I must remember to update my blogroll, too). :)

  3. Catherine Delors says:

    I do too, Elena. The old one would have been perfect for a different type of blog, maybe the one I had in mind when I began blogging. Now I realize that the conversations I have here are not really about writing. I do care deeply about writing, but I want to talk about other things here.
    Thanks for being such a wonderful, supportive friend!

  4. I liked the old title but I like this new one even better!

  5. Catherine Delors says:

    Sorry, Richard, and thanks for the encouragement!

  6. Richard says:

    Your blog should reflect its owner. I believe you have done well. Now I will have to change my blog roll. Drat!


  7. Marg – thank you! I am really excited about this ebook idea.

    Eva – yes, please, it would be great if you could change the title in your blogroll. Yes, the old title sounded as though the blog was about the challenges of writing in a foreign language. I do meet these challenges, of course, but that’s not what the blog is about. I love the shoes too. Such a pretty color. A very light turquoise.

  8. Eva says:

    I like how you cut the header to include the shoes! Such a pretty colour. :) I liked the old title a bunch, but I can see how it might be confusing. Should I change your blog title on my blogroll?

  9. Marg says:

    Great new look! And I am really enjoying the series of posts that you are doing in the footsteps of Gabrielle.

  10. Catherine Delors says:

    Thank you, Ana! I owe so much to this Fragonard painting. Every detail of it is exquisite.

  11. Ana says:

    I love the new header. It’s beautiful!

  12. Catherine Delors says:

    Thank you, Cinderella!
    You are my very first visitor to comment on the new look, and I know you went through some blog changes yourself…

  13. Cinderella says:

    I liked the title “Writing With a Foreign Accent” quite a lot, but I like the new name, too, and it looks great!

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