JenSop: The Singing Traveler!

Idealist. Dreamer. Singer. Explorer.

Thinking of doing a layout update to my blog…

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My blog is hosted through a site called WordPress – it’s one of the primary blog sites out there.  As a blogger, you have lots of layout options to choose from when it comes to choosing what your blog will look like. The particular style I used got an update that I’m not willing to switch over to, so I thought perhaps I could choose a new one.  But I want one that has a lot of similarities to the layout I was already using.  I like having a customized header and background.  (The header is my grouping of pics that comes up every time you visit my page here, and my background WAS the shoreline in Crikvenica, Croatia.  I’m playing around with the background pics.)  I like the way my menu had tabs along the top, but I guess I’m not tied in to that idea completely.  I like the widgets option – which are the little blocks along the right side of my text.

Primarily, I want a blog that allows me to have a visual focus first, and a textual focus second.  (Hence using photos in my header and background vs. a solid color or text alone.)  I want something that works well for what I’m trying to highlight – my travels and my singing.

So here’s your heads-up.  My blog is going to have a new look – but it’s going to take some time to tweak it.  It may go through several incarnations before I settle on something.   It all depends on how it fits in with my search for some temporary extra employment to help me get by until I leave for my adventures abroad.  Stay tuned!


(Edited to add:  So what does everyone think so far?  Good update?  Do we like having more pics along the side?  I thought I’d put some of my faves there – some highlights.  I’m open for feedback and comments!  thanks!)

The new look so far...

The new look so far…

Author: JenSop

One of my favorite quotes is, "If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough." I guess I've been a dreamer all my life - I set my sights high and then I try to reach the sky. Some might call me a naive idealist, but that's just the way I am. I believe in always taking the high road, I believe in true love, and I believe in treating people the way you want to be treated. If you put good out into the world, good will come back to you! Being the dreamer that I am, I pursued singing as my primary life's calling - I've got two degrees in classical voice under my belt, and I sing just about anything under the sun. I also love a good adventure. Over the past few years, I've done quite a bit of world traveling, and have even lived abroad for stretches at a time: mostly in Vienna (Austria) and Croatia. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, and I became a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations. (Seriously, I KNOW Disney - I've been going regularly since I was a little girl - and I LOVE it!) And with all my experience traveling and living in Europe, I'm becoming quite the specialist in that travel category as well. (And last year, I started working as a Tour Director in Central Europe!) As to the other juicy details of my life - I'm originally from Pennsylvania, I'm married to an awesome Croatian man named Miloš who is the BEST adventure partner a girl could ask for. (He's also an expert on knowing how to make me smile.) He's truly the love of my life! I've also had all kinds of other jobs along the way, besides singer and travel pro. (Which is pretty standard for those of us who went to school for music.) I've worked part time weekends as a Disney Princess look-alike for children's parties. I've been teaching for almost 20 years, and have lots of experience in retail and customer service. Oh, and I should also probably mention that I'm a huge Lord of the Rings/Star Trek nerd! :-) Let's all go along for an adventure, shall we?

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