Unveiling a New Blog Design @TacklingOurDebt

new blog design

I am very excited to be unveiling a new blog design @TacklingOurDebt today. Tackling Our Debt was initially launched in early 2012 and at that time the intent was to simply blog about ways to save money and to get out of debt. Since then it has grown into so much more.

Yes, there are many posts on saving money and living a frugal lifestyle, but what if you have done all that and are still having trouble making ends meet? Perhaps at that point it is time to find ways to make more money, either by starting a side hustle, finding a part-time job, or starting your own business. And while you are busy doing that, you may encounter some situations that make your life a bit more stressful and chaotic. There are tips to help you out with that as well.

New Blog Design @TacklingOurDebt

The new blog design includes a number of new features.

Beginning at the top, the drop down menu now includes all of the original pieces, plus links to giveaways, the blog planner, and a new page that introduces the expert contributors.

The first box in the main column will always be the most recently published blog post.

The next part is a carousel of 9 or more featured blog posts. These will be switched out every few days or so.

Next, there is a section for sponsors and affiliate ads.

And below that you will find all of the other blog posts in the order that they were published.

On the right you will find all of the blog posts organized into nice tabs, as well as a short Twitter feed and room for ads.

When I started this blog I never meant for it to be a personal diary of sorts. While some of my posts contain bits and pieces of personal information, most of the blog posts are meant to be about things that people may find useful if they are stuck in a certain situation and need some help, or are simply looking for ways to do things differently. The posts on this blog are light and easy to read. While some information may be a repeat of things you have read before, I hope that at some point, you as a reader find something that you either may not have thought of before, or may need a gentle reminder about.

While most of the work is completed on the new design, I still need to do some final testing, which I could only do once the site was live. The layout and features are developed to work with IE 9, IE 10, as well as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox and Safari. A few small areas will continue to be tweaked over the next several days. If you see anything that looks completely out of alignment, please let me know.

Oh, and one more item. I want to take a minute to thank everyone that has been visiting Tackling Our Debt over the past 15 months. Thank you very much for reading, as well as sharing on social media. It is always fun to interact with everyone and to learn new things about you as well. The past 15 months have been wonderful and here’s to many more months and years ahead of fun blogging. Thank you!


    • DC @ Young Adult Money

      DC @ Young Adult Money 05/08/2013 5:19 a.m. #

      Awesome redesign! Absolutely love it! Motivates me to start working on mine finally ;)

      • Sicorra

        Sicorra 05/08/2013 12:50 p.m. #

        Thanks very much DC! Look forward to seeing your updates too :-)

    • Corina Ramos

      Corina Ramos 05/08/2013 6:27 a.m. #

      I love the new look Sicorra!

      I was clicking through the tabs and I'm gonna need to spend a little more time on the meal planning, I'm always looking for new recipes to try on this picky family of mine :)

      I'm so excited for you! Have a great day and we'll talk soon!

      • Sicorra

        Sicorra 05/08/2013 12:55 p.m. #

        Thanks very much Corina! I can't even imagine how hard it is to please a large family when it comes to serving meals. Your dinners always sound wonderful, so if you ever want to adopt new family members...I'm available :-)

    • Laurie @thefrugalfarmer

      Laurie @thefrugalfarmer 05/08/2013 6:50 a.m. #

      Love the new design, Sicorra!!! The color scheme is super fun!

      • Sicorra

        Sicorra 05/08/2013 12:56 p.m. #

        Thanks very much Laurie! :-)

    • John S @ Frugal Rules

      John S @ Frugal Rules 05/08/2013 8:11 a.m. #

      Love the new design Sicorra! It's very clean and easy to look at. I am getting mine redone in a couple of months and looking forward to what we come up with.

      • Sicorra

        Sicorra 05/08/2013 12:57 p.m. #

        Thanks John! I appreciate that :-) Look forward to seeing your new design as well.

    • NCN

      NCN 05/08/2013 9:16 a.m. #

      Looks great. Bright colors and easy to read. Rock on.

      • Sicorra

        Sicorra 05/08/2013 1:05 p.m. #

        Thank you! :-) If you think these colors are bright you should've seen what my first choice was LOL

    • Shannon @ The Heavy Purse

      Shannon @ The Heavy Purse 05/08/2013 10:53 a.m. #

      Love the new look, Sicorra. It looks fantastic! Honored to be a contributor. :)

      • Sicorra

        Sicorra 05/08/2013 1:06 p.m. #

        I really appreciate that Shannon! Thank you! And I love publishing your excellent posts. :-)

    • Mackenzie

      Mackenzie 05/08/2013 10:59 a.m. #

      Love the new design! Love the bright colors :)

      • Sicorra

        Sicorra 05/08/2013 1:07 p.m. #

        Thanks so much! :-)

    • Bren

      Bren 05/08/2013 12:11 p.m. #

      Yowza Sicorra! This looks fabulous!! Awesome job!

      • Sicorra

        Sicorra 05/08/2013 1:08 p.m. #

        Bren, thanks very much!

    • Lisa Kempton

      Lisa Kempton 05/08/2013 12:14 p.m. #

      I love the new look! It's so bright and cheery!

      • Sicorra

        Sicorra 05/08/2013 1:10 p.m. #

        Thanks Lisa! Really appreciate that :-)

    • krantcents

      krantcents 05/08/2013 12:19 p.m. #

      Looks good!

      • Sicorra

        Sicorra 05/08/2013 1:11 p.m. #


    • Debt Roundup

      Debt Roundup 05/08/2013 12:43 p.m. #

      Nice new design Sicorra. I like the update and think it works well. I have been tweaking my new design since I pushed it out in March. It is an ongoing process that I never think will end!

      • Sicorra

        Sicorra 05/08/2013 1:12 p.m. #

        Thanks very much Grayson! And I agree, it is always an ongoing process here too.

    • Kyle @ Rather-Be-Shopping.com

      Kyle @ Rather-Be-Shopping.com 05/08/2013 12:49 p.m. #

      Love it! Huge improvement!

      • Sicorra

        Sicorra 05/08/2013 1:11 p.m. #

        Thanks very much Kyle!

    • pauline

      pauline 05/08/2013 1:15 p.m. #

      The new look is awesome! Did you do it all yourself? If so, congrats!

      • Sicorra

        Sicorra 05/08/2013 3:40 p.m. #

        Thanks very much Pauline!

        The header & Favicon were designed by Shannon's wonderful designer who can be found at http://www.sasspurrella.com/. I put the rest of the design\layout together :-)

    • KK @ Student Debt Survivor

      KK @ Student Debt Survivor 05/08/2013 4:28 p.m. #

      Love the new design! The colors are so fresh and fun. Also love the new logo. Congrats!

      • Sicorra

        Sicorra 05/08/2013 7:16 p.m. #

        Thanks very much KK! I really appreciate that :-)

    • susan wilson

      susan wilson 05/08/2013 7:06 p.m. #

      Sicorra, I really like the new design, and clearly understand and agree with your priorities and why you chose the layout. The logo reminds me of home cooking - one of your great suggestions on how to save money. Keep it up!

      • Sicorra

        Sicorra 05/08/2013 7:18 p.m. #

        How sweet of you. Thank you very much Susan!

    • Money Bulldog

      Money Bulldog 05/08/2013 7:24 p.m. #

      Love the new look Sicorra, great work!

      • Sicorra

        Sicorra 05/08/2013 7:53 p.m. #

        Thanks very much Adam! Hope you are doing well :-)

    • Lisa

      Lisa 05/09/2013 5:35 a.m. #

      I LOVE the new LOOK Sicorra! The colors are great and easy on the eyes. I really love the shar buttons on top. I can't wait to redo mine now soon.

      • Sicorra

        Sicorra 05/09/2013 7:32 p.m. #

        Thanks so much Lisa! I really appreciate that, and thanks for checking it out :-)

    • Edgar @ Degrees and Debt

      Edgar @ Degrees and Debt 05/09/2013 12:20 p.m. #

      Nice! I really like the new look!

      • Sicorra

        Sicorra 05/09/2013 7:33 p.m. #

        Thanks very much Edgar!

    • CarolB

      CarolB 05/11/2013 6:28 a.m. #

      Love it! Want to come work on mine? lol
      I went through a blog move and transition awhile ago - it's a lot of work! I still have modifications I'd like to do with mine, a few tweaks and such. Thanks for motivating me to get back to work on mine. Have a great weekend.

      • Sicorra

        Sicorra 05/13/2013 10:40 a.m. #

        Thanks very much Carol ! It is definitely a lot of work and something that we are still finding a few bugs on too. I think your blog looks great. But I know what you mean, there is always something to work on.

    • Maggie@SquarePennies

      Maggie@SquarePennies 05/14/2013 5:40 p.m. #

      Love the new look, Sicorra! The colors are fun! Congrats on pulling it all together!

      • Sicorra

        Sicorra 05/15/2013 11:29 a.m. #

        Thanks very much Maggie! It was very time consuming but I enjoyed doing it.

    • Catherine

      Catherine 05/21/2013 6:31 p.m. #

      I love the new design! Really sharp! I need to start saving my pennies to get a proper design.

      • Sicorra

        Sicorra 05/21/2013 7:46 p.m. #

        I really appreciate you checking it out and your lovely compliments. Thanks so much!

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