inspired by many beautiful blogs i wanted to make some changes to the template of mine. it's now wider and has a cleaner touch to it. post header and footer are "stylishly" tweaked, also the sidebar has been swept off of messy follower gadgets. RSS, facebook (haha i even created a facebook page because everybody and their dog already has it), twitter and Bloglovin' are now bundled in my chic handmade social media icons </proudly pats herself on the back>.
to keep the sidebar tidy, i've put the pages into a menu on the page header. the favicon is now the little hummingbird.
helpful posts are still on the sidebar, as well as the archives and re-organized labels. my blogroll is down at the bottom of the page, there you can also find an incoming list/wish list and of course my fishies, which are always hungry.
you may have noticed that the "mark" and "copy" function of certain text passages via right-click is not available anymore, i had to disable it to prevent and counteract content theft. this is also the reason why i had to set the RSS feeds to "short". my dear blogger friend Zuzu's Petals from Everyday Beauty has made a fantastic tutorial to show you how you can easily imply this to your blog.
another approach to protect my copyright is to watermark my photos. since i usually write very photo-heavy posts and also didn't retouch and edit my images with a program capable of watermarking, i was just too lazy to do it with every single photograph. recent and older incidences of copyright infringement have won my lazy butt over, though. i also post less frequently now, so in the end there are not too many pictures need to be edited. now i've already uploaded a ton of pics for various drafts, so the next 10 posts or so will still be non-watermarked as before. but in the future, i plan to mark my images with this stamp:
what do you think? is it too irritating? is it distinct enough? do you have any suggestions on the template? i'd be happy to hear your feedback!