Monday, January 1, 2007

Ta da!

Well, here it is. The new site is finally functioning. And I know it isn't much different than any other blog at this point, but it's a work in progress. I have big plans for this tiny speck on the web, and in the coming months you will see them develop.

I will add audio and video, there will be more photos, T-shirt offers and even a link to Jerry's radio show when the online feed is up and running so you can hear his take on things like dropping a tree on my face.

The most exciting aspect of this site for me is that it enables anyone to comment. You don't need to sign in, but if you'd like to link to your own blog or website, there's a space for that.

I considered waiting until everything was perfect, but a January 1, 2007, launch date seemed perfect in itself. And most of you are accustomed to watching me stumble through life, so why not watch me stumble through this, too?

And none of this would be possible without countless hours of work from my aunt Glrr, so lots of love and thanks to her for creating my vision and putting up with all my tech-tardedness. You rock my mousepad.

Here's to a web-worthy 2007. I hope many of you continue this journey with me.

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46 comments:

Brad said...

Hmmm... am I your first comment of 2007? Well, happy new year then!

Edmund said...

yay. launch. :)

maligayang bagong taon! :)

Jaclyn said...

Congratulations!! And I, too am a technological retard. =)

Wendy said...

Congrats on finally getting it up and going! Happy New Year!

April said...

Woot!Woot! What a way to start the New Year! Congrats Kelly. :)

Leslie said...

Congratulations! Have a wonderful new year with this wonderful new space.

amy said...

Yay! I've been waiting for this to get up and running. New beginnings for a new year. :]

Wes said...

I'm glad you finally made the move away from Xanga. I like the design of this new blog better as well, so Congratulations.

Happy New Year!

Ray-Ray said...

Okay, now I feel like an IDIOT! I just left you an email instead of a comment. Anyway's--- I'm glad this site is up and running. That banner of Toby is absolutely adorable! I can't wait to hear all your new stories of 2007.

Take care, Kelly.

[By the way this is Marilynmonroe4u2nv from the wonderful world of Xanga. I've been reading your site ever since I stumbled upon your honeymoon posts].

Randall said...

How exciting! Hope you have a happy start to 2007!

Michael said...

Congratulations on the new site! It looks fantastic. This is "oklahomajonesboi88" from xanga. In case you were curious. I hope you have a great new year. :)

thevurd said...

heh, that's so rad how you got it out on new year's day.

kristen said...

i love it!
i've been waiting for this website to finally open :-)

-kristen

Corbow said...

Yay! I'll miss you on Xanga but I'll subscribe to your new blog....I love your stories.

Meghan said...

Woo! I don't have xanga but I used to read your xanga... now I can actually comment so I don't feel like an insane stalker!

jittersis said...

CONGRATS ON YOUR NEW SIGHT. THIS IS JITTERSIS FROM XANGA AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO READING EVERYDAY.HAVE A GREAT NEW YEAR!

the plainsman said...

A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.

A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, and she does.

Figured that the title "Coming Soon - Novelle 360" was just some sort of anomoly. Now to "sign-on" and comment to your new site, I may have to enable cookies, change my browser settings, etc. etc.

Grumble, Grumble.

But good luck on your newest venture!

rachel said...

oooh, how exciting! congrats kelly! <333

Olivia said...

Finally, the launch! Whoop! I actually have my own site too, but at the moment it would be way to embarrassing to put the link up! Also, I love the banner, and I see that your infamous picture has made it on the site! To sum it all up: congratulations on the new site!

Tiger said...

Happy New Year!!!!!

The new site looks phenomenal! I think you did a great job and I looked forward to reading more of what you have to say.

Hope you, Jerry, and Toby are doing well and remember to stay warm!!!

Tina P. said...

This is so incredibly exciting! Actually it is a tab bit saddening also. Leaving the familiar xanga and moving on- its almost bittersweet we should say. Happy New Year babylove!

my_enigma_heart said...

happy new year.. love the new site....

Tabitha said...

Happy New Year! Your aunt did a great job. Congrats on the new site. (spaceychik of Xanga)

Candi said...

Congratulations! I had been periodically checking this for updates, but hadn't in a little while. So glad to see it's up! Can't wait to watch its progression!

mia said...

i'm so glad you finally finished your site ! it'll sure be fun to read every day =]

Kristin said...

I've been waiting for this site to finally open. It's wierd not seeing the "Novelle360 Coming Soon" at the top of your xanga page anymore, though, lol.

-KrIsTiN-

Heidi said...

OOOOOOOhhhhh I love that I can finally comment now that you're not on Xanga anymore!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy New Year, Kelly!!

Kelly said...

Congrats! Looks like fun, I can't wait to see all the things you have planned.

Ashley said...

Glad to see you got your new site up and running. I've been reading your xanga daily for a long time now, and I'm glad to see you got your own space. Happy New Year!

mercurial scribe said...

WELCOME!

i've had this website bookmarked since you first declared it way back when.

Happy New Year

formerly, DMROpenedHerEyes

Mia said...

Haha, in the champagne picture, you labeled it as Jerry and Ben, but to be cute, i think it should've been Ben and Jerry.

Ughh, I'm tired, ignore me. Haha.

Happy New year.
Congrats on the site, though now I have to bookmark you and find you rather than doing subscriptions!!

lindsay said...

wonderful!! congratulations on the launch. best wishes to you and yours for a great 2007!!

Sheryl said...

HOORAY!!!!! I'm so glad you launched. Congratulations and have a great 2007!

adifferentkindofbeautiful said...

I figured you'd do it on the first!

loren said...

Yay!! Congrats on getting this up and running, it looks great! :D

smeeta said...

Hurrah! Best wishes to you and your site ;)

Anonymous said...

i like your new site! the layout is nice and it has tobyyy

Monica said...

Awww :( I'll miss you on xanga

Wallaby75 said...

Well Congrats on the new site. Looks like my "favourites" column is getting a little longer again.

Wallaby.

Glenna said...

Congrats on the new site and Happy New Year!

Janice said...

This is amazing, congrats on getting it up! It's going to be great to follow! Happy New Year!!

cheryl said...

Oh congratulations! That's pretty cool... now I'll just have to remember to check it!

cheryl said...

Oh congratulations! That's pretty cool... now I'll just have to remember to check it!

Emily Mc said...

How exciting!!! Yours is easily the best writing on Xanga, and I've long been a fan. I am eager to see how 360 develops!

Gemma said...

Congratulations on the launch... It's so exciting, some have been waiting for a long time!

Do you know, is there a way you can subscribe to your blogs like on xanga?

gemma xx

Anonymous said...

congrats kelly on ur new space......
sreenitha