I've had a Spring Clean tidy up across my two blogs, Stephanie Jane and Literary Flits this week. I thought the sidebars particularly were beginning to sprawl and their multiple social media widgets took ages to load on our campsite-strength wifi. Maybe it wasn't not so noticeable on home-strength broadband? I liked the streamlined look of social media icon sets I saw on other blogs so had a search around. It turns out that Bloglovin and Goodreads icons aren't standard in many matching icon sets (free ones anyway!) so that did limit my choice somewhat, but I eventually decided on these smart monochrome icons by Alfredo at IconFinder.
I chose to include Bloglovin , Etsy , Facebook , Goodreads , Google Plus , Instagram , Pinterest and Twitter .
Fitting the set together into a neat block with all their individual links was quite a faff, but I am really pleased with how they look now.
Recently I also did away with the Google Ads from the top of each blog's sidebar so these now only appear under posts. Instead you will now see (in desktop view anyway) my chosen Advertiser Spotlights. This feature is on a monthly rotation and I host four different promotions each month. They are mostly affiliate links to businesses I love, but you can advertise your business/event/book launch/etc too if you want! Anything with a bookish connection is welcome on Literary Flits and pretty much everything else will probably suit Stephanie Jane. There's more details here including image requirements and pricing. I am currently taking bookings for May onwards, but could just squeeze in an April Spotlight if you get in touch before Monday!