Welcome to the new, improved Wisconsin Magpie

newspaper-covered plastic chick in front of a silhouette of the state of WisconsinWelcome to the new, improved Wisconsin Magpie. The blog, that is, not the blogger. Sadly, I am still the same old angst-ridden, out-of-shape, puddle of indecision and self-doubt that I have always been. But the blog is all bright and shiny and new, thanks to a move from an antiquated beginner-level Blogger template to a grown-up WordPress one.

Frankly, I am a little giddy just thinking about all the fancy bells and whistles at my disposal now. As you can see (or you would if you were looking at this on a desktop computer), the new site has a sidebar with widgets and social media links and everything real websites have. And it can categorize my posts and automatically populate them in a drop-down menu at the top of the page. I’m still playing around with the categories. I realize “Wisconsinish” and “Newspapery” might not deserve top-level menu status, so they could get sub-menu-ized in the future, but for now, I’m having fun exploring the possibilities and going a little mad with my newfound power. Bwahaha.

It’s like buying a new car. I’ve been kicking the tires on the WordPress template for a while, and it’s really exciting to be able to take it out for a spin and show it off. Plus it’s got that new-website smell. Mmmm.

Anyhoo, take a look around. Click on the links. Check out my new About page. Follow me on social media. And let me know what you think — unless you hate it, in which case, as always, you can just keep your stupid opinions to yourself.

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