A New Look for Fête and Feast

I‘ve just launched a new Austin-focused section of the site called The Austin Food Lovers’ Companion! As part of the many activities leading up to the launch, I decided to move my blog to a new hosting home so I could do more with it. WordPress.com is a great starter platform for a blog, but after a while it becomes a bit limiting. Now that I’m running on a fully-customizable installation of WordPress, the possibilities for the blog are almost limitless. I’m just starting to explore the power of my new infrastructure, but for now, I hope you’ll enjoy these new features:

  • Content organized by category: One of the interesting things about blogs is that they are very focused on today’s posts, making older content harder to find. To make it easier to see what sorts of resources are on the site, I’ve organized my posts into categories and feature multiple posts on the homepage now instead of just a few. Explore the categories and let me know what other kinds of content you’d find useful.
  • A refined category scheme: While I was porting all of my content, I decided to reorganize it. My goal was to make it easier to find similar content across the site, so please take a few minutes to explore the new categories and find content that might be new to you.
  • Share and enjoy: if you like what you’ve seen in a post, you can quickly and easily share it to a social networking site like Facebook or a social bookmarking side like StumbleUpon. Look for the sharing widget at the bottom of each post.

Today’s re-launch of Fête and Feast is really just a first step toward making my blog a more useful tool for all visitors – I’ll be adding new features and design elements over the next several weeks. Please let me know what you think of the new design and how I can continue to make this space a useful resource to everyone interested in cooking and entertaining.

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  1. Congrats on your new site. It looks great!