I think we are well overdue for a site orientation, considering we moved into our new digs in June. Step aboard, kittens, for the free tour!
If you look above you, you will find the header boldy declaring “Sweet Madeleine” (the reason for the site name is explained here).
Beneath the name, are three (soon to be four…stay tuned! OMG!) directory pages. One says “Home” and that brings you back to the main page. One takes you to a page all about me, featuring a ridiculously glamorous photo of yours truly. And the final page, called “Pregnancy” lists all of my weekly update posts during my pregnancy with O.
On your right we have the sidebar, full of delicious goodies. First there is my favorite picture of me ever, because people like to be able to picture who is spouting the nonsense they are reading.
(I don’t know why either, but one of the first things I do when reading a book by a new author is flip to the back jacket to study the photo. Sometimes it ruins it for me, because they are blonde when they really should be a moody brunette. Anyway, I digress.)
Underneath my smiling visage is a tiny box, and within that box you can search for things, ANYTHINGS! Just type in words like “sex attic”, or “smoky eyes”, or “hyena bet” and see what happens! Or you can use the box to find all of the posts about Adam, Gus, or Olive. Or me. You know, if you wanted to or whatever.
Beneath the search bar you will find a button that allows you to subscribe to my posts by email, meaning you never have to actually visit my site and if you have already done this and are reading this post in your email then all of this is a bit redundant and meaningless unless you click HERE and then you can see it all! Everything! Welcome!
Under the subscribe option are the site’s most read posts and I always find it fascinating to see what ends up here, and I am secretly overjoyed that my glamour photos made the top five!
Aaaand then we have a list of the five most recent comments, which you can read by clicking the pink title name and scrolling down; followed by a list of posts archived by month.
Speaking of comments, each post has a little speech bubble at the top right. That is what you click if you want to make a comment, and the number shown indicates the number of comments already made.
Does that make sense? Was this completely unnecessary? I mean, I just want you to feel welcome. This is like you coming to sleep over and me showing you where the bathroom is, and leaving the kitchen light on for you so you don’t stub your toe. Don’t worry if you feel hot breath on the back of your neck in the middle of the night, it’s probably just Gus.
Anyway, here we are! Welcome! (and sorry it took so long to show you around!)