Saturday, March 6, 2010

Blog Makeover Weekend



Just a quick post to let everyone know that we are hard at work here! Please pardon our brief hiatus from posting and commenting as we organize the Flat Brutus project. Things should be back to "normal" (whatever that is) by early next week.

The blog has been needing a bit of tidying up for a while. In order to make it easier to navigate, I've de-cluttered the home page and added a Nav bar. Notice that I added a "Flat Brutus" page, where visitors can quickly check on the status of our flat traveller, including his whereabouts, links to places he's been, and the amount that we have raised for FBRN.

Other pages I've added include a photo gallery for all our agility snapshots, a video page, a links page, and an awards gallery. Some are still under construction (needing captions & links added), but most are up and running with at least a little content. Take a look around, but please pardon any snafus that you see until I get the kinks worked out!

I have also been hard at work on facebook, where I have made Flat Brutus his very own page (click
HERE for a link)! It should be an easy way to post then archive all his adventures, including links to the blog and photos from the visit. I am assuming that I have your permission to share some pictures both here and on Facebook (this blog links in there automatically), so please let me know if that is not the case when Flat Brutus comes to visit. I will most certainly keep all your personal information (like addresses) top secret, as well as giving you credit for your images.

Other important changes inlcude a new email address for Brutus (now he has his very own, brutusthefrenchieATyahooDOTcom) as well as a button on the sidebar so that anyone (especially a new visitor) can easily link back to the original World Tour post and see what all the hype is about.

I have also been working with French Bulldog Rescue Network to set up a way to make donations for those of you who asked about contributing/matching. I will include more info on the Flat Brutus page soon, but if you go to FRBN, just scroll down and look in the left side panel for the little dog bone that says "Click here to give". That will take you to a PayPal page, where you can make a donation in any amount by various methods. Or just follow this link. Just be sure to indicate "FLAT BRUTUS" somewhere in the notes that PayPal allows you to include. That way FBRN can keep track of what donations are coming in for the project & get back to me on what the donations are.

So there you have it, no rest for the wicked here. We'll keep our noses to the grindstone (Brutus will have to be really careful of the rest of his face....) and see you all soon!!

20 comments:

Samantha said...

It's lookin good! Those pages at the top are really cool!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Furry furry nice!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Jazzi said...

Hey Brut
Cool new look. Like it a whole lot. You are one smart dude to do all this!! WTG!!

wags
jazzi

The Musketeers said...

Love the new look. A cool looking blog and a cool looking dog ;)

Frankie Furter said...

Somebuddy has some grrrreat computer skills. I wish I did.

Twinkietinydog said...

Cool, I'm all for organization. Sounds like we'll benefit from all that too. Will be becoming a fan on FB in the near future :)
Twinkie

Lorenza said...

Sounds like a lot of work!
I love how it looks so far!
Enjoy your weekend!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

McGillicutty said...

Good Job, Brutus, me man!!!!

Irish Love,
McG

houndstooth said...

I'll bet it will look so cool when you get done with it!

Bunny

mayziegal said...

Oh gosh! I just LUVS what you've done with the place! But you must be Most Tired. That was a lot of work!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Benny and Lily said...

Good luck updating lady. Mom has been trying to add a nav bar for 1 month..BOL.....We volunteer for FBRN, we will post about it soon. Brutus help mom....
Benny & Lily

Dory and the Mama said...

Whew...you have been busy!! Great job so far,way to crack that whip on the Mama Brutus!

Smileys!
Dory

1000 Goldens said...

Nice job Brutus, you are extremely talented, and we like your "flat self" too - very cute :)

Niamh said...

You have been busy! We will check out your facebook page.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Oskar said...

Whew, I bet Brutus is exhausted from supervising all of this changing. I hope he keeps his nose away from the grindstone, there's not much to grind!

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Oh dearest Brutus,

You have been hard at work, haven't you... I wish I was there to dampen your brow with a cool rag. Hoo hum, if wishes were pennies I'd be a very rich Puggie.

Love,
Stella

gyeong said...

Sounds like a lot of work. I'm impressed. I'm lucky to update my blog once a week :)

Mango said...

Such a good mom to brave the world of HTML and update your bloggy.

Slobbers,
Mango

Bijou said...

I'm gonna go check out all the changes right now. Keep up the good work! Brutus, you deserve a big treat for your snoopervising!

Waggles,
Bijou

Maggie and Mitch said...

Wow! You have been busy! Nice job, Brutus!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch