I’m Back!

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Hello! I’m back after a short break (3 weeks to be exact). Did you miss me?

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, the reason why I’ve been MIA was because I’ve been revamping this site. I got some feedback from some of you that the one I had was kinda blah, so I wanted to jazz it up a bit and decided to take some time to work on that.

Let me tell you–There are a million–at least–different layouts to choose from. So many, that I couldn’t choose one. I went from having a simple blog (which I thought was kinda cute, btw) and being ok with it to wanting something really amazing. The trouble is, once I saw what was available, I couldn’t decide which one I wanted. I spent hours pouring over the various options, widgets, plugins, and whatnot out there and I couldn’t figure out which ones I could live with or could live without.

The thing is, I wanted the site to be perfect, and in my search for perfection, I didn’t spend any time actually writing any blog posts or recording any auidoblogs. I haven’t written anything new for the past few weeks, but I have been thinking and I’ve decided on a few things:

Now that the site is back up, I am going to resume writing full force, recording the auidoblogs and maybe even throw in a video or two if I feel adventurous! I am not going to allow analysis paralysis to set in any further–it’s been doing a great job so far! I can already feel my fingers getting stiff and it’s only been a few weeks. It’s so easy to fall out of a routine. (Take it from me!).

I am also going to try a different approach to what I publish here on BR. I’ve been keeping everything very professional and business-like, but a friend of mine suggested that I loosen up and actually be more laid back. She suggested I do this by not only sharing strategies and suggestions with you, but by  sharing more of my own personal and professional ups and downs and to basically let you all know what I’m up to when I’m not “Being Remarkable.”  I don’t know how interesting you will find that, but I’m hoping you’ll find it interesting enough to stick around.

In addition, I’m going to be hosting some really cool contests and motivational challenges that I hope  you all will be excited about.

If you have a personal, professional or fitness question that you’d like to get my two cents on, feel free to submit it on the newly minted  “Ask Ms. N*Powered” page! Click here to go there now: Ask Me

There are new (and really sexy) sharing buttons all over the site and I want you use them liberally!! My goal is to create an interactive experience, (not just me yakking at you, but with you and with each other) so please  make it conversation by leaving your comments and replying to the comments that others post!

So, do you like the new layout? Let me know what you think!

 

 

Comments

9 Responses to “I’m Back!”
  1. Stephanie says:

    Perfect!

  2. Zaneta Wilson says:

    Hey Ms. N*Powered! The sites new layout looks Awesome! It’s got you written all over it (no pun intended lol). I think the new approach may be more interesting because it “makes you human.” Many people aspire to be perfect, knowing they may never attain perfection. However, knowing that the role models and examples that they look to share similar struggles inspires them (us :-) to keep trying.”Hats off” to the work you’re doing. I know it’s your passion but it doesn’t’t take away from the effect that it has and the lives you will forever change.~ Z

    • Nicolette James says:

      Aww…thanks Z! Being human is so hard, isn’t it? And believe me, I am human (and definitely not perfect). It may be a little hard sharing that, but I’ll try=)

  3. Kathleen says:

    I missed you! Love the new site and so glad you are back! When I have a chance, I will explore the site in more depth and see some more inspiration. Thanks for all you do to give us a daily dose of motivation! Best of luck with the new site! :)

    -Kathy

  4. Kim LaCrette says:

    Glad you’re back! Again, I love the layout and I like the “Ask Ms. N*Powered” page addition (now I have to brainstorm)…and I can’t wait for the motivational challenges and contests! 😀

  5. Becky says:

    The new site is great (I actually liked your old site as well). What I really love is the Be Remarkable bookstore which is definitely helpful in recommending books and the cute icons that match your blog posts. I definitely do see more of you and that’s always a good thing :-)

    • Nicolette James says:

      Thanks for visiting and thanks for the feedback Becky. I’m glad you find the bookstore helpful. I will update the books often, but the ones there now are the ones that I think every woman should read. If you do read any of them and would like to discuss it, let me know!