A Year of Tiny Buddha and a New Design!

Posted on 09 September 2010

Happy day! As you can see, tinybuddha.com has a new design.

Earlier this week, I mentioned I was excited to launch this new site in conjunction with the one-year anniversary.

In that somewhat long post, I announced three book giveaways I planned to conduct in celebration, outlined the milestones from Tiny Buddha’s journey thus far, and listed the most popular posts in multiple categories, including:

  • Happiness
  • Fun
  • Relationships
  • Mindfulness
  • Passion and Purpose
  • Being Good to Yourself
  • Change
  • The Beauty of Life
  • Peace of Mind

If you haven’t already, you can read that post here.

If you have already seen it, you’re ready to learn about the new features and developments on tinybuddha.com.

1. New Logo

Joshua Denney, who has done all of Tiny Buddha’s design work, and Rose Hwang created the fun new logo. It works well in so many different colors!

2. Mindful Reading Icon

At the end of every post, you will notice a small silhouette of a Buddha holding a book. This is what I’m calling the “Mindful Reading” icon. This symbol is meant to be a visual cue to remind you to “read what you need.”

It’s all too easy to get lost in the web. You visit a blog to find one piece of information and before you know it, you’ve hopped to six other posts and forgotten what you came to accomplish. At least, that’s been my experience.

Reading multiple posts isn’t always a bad thing, but I think it’s important to be mindful of our reading habits so we don’t end up learning more often than we apply.

The symbol is right underneath the share buttons–get mindful after you share. =)

3. Fewer Blog Categories

Prior to the re-design, the site had over twenty blog categories. Those have now been narrowed down to eight, including:

  • Happiness/Positivity
  • Living Out Loud
  • Love and Relationships
  • Yoga/Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Healthy Habits
  • Mindfulness in Work

If you’d like to share a post for one of these categories, check out the submission guidelines here.

4. Sponsorship Opportunities

You’ll notice there are several spots on the new site where you can feature your brand, including the right-hand side bar and within the blog and quote feeds. If you’re interested in sponsoring Tiny Buddha, contact me at email @ tinybuddha.com for additional details and rates.

This will allow us to connect with relevant brands while supporting the site’s future growth.

And here we are! I hope you enjoy the new layout.

Many thanks to Joshua Denney of Think Web Strategy for his efforts in creating the site’s new look. He has been working diligently behind the scenes for months, and I am forever grateful for all his time, passion, and attention. I also look forward to working with him on some upcoming projects, to be announced soon.

Thanks to Michael from Pliable Press who built a WordPress theme that is clean, easy to use, and perfect for Tiny Buddha.

And lastly, thanks again to everyone who has made Tiny Buddha a part of their lives. I am forever grateful that you choose to be a part of this community. Thank you for being you and for being here.

About Lori Deschene

Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha and Recreate Your Life Story, an online course that helps you let go of the past and live a life you love. Her latest bookTiny Buddha's Gratitude Journal is available for pre-order now. For daily wisdom, follow Tiny Buddha on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram..

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