The New Soundtrack

Happy Tuesday friends! We already discussed the new design which I am (clearly) very excited about. I wanted to share with you the other new things happening around here! I’ve been thinking for quite awhile about what I want for this blog. I shared in this post that I don’t want to just be a blogging machine, spitting out posts in hopes to attract and please the masses. I don’t want to change myself and my blog to fit an idea of what I think it “should” be – if all wedding blogs were the same, what would be the point in creating another? So I’ve mulled over what this means for me and this blog, and I’m going to share with you where the mulling has gotten me.

Jessica Velarde Photography

I have come up with a new “schedule” for the blog.:)(I use this term loosely because I am not that great at sticking to schedules, and although I adore this blog and all of you, it will always be lower in priority than my Jesus, my family, and the people I serve in ministry.) This way you will have a general idea of what to expect each week, and I can stick to doing what I started out to do in the first place. Yay!

We are going to continue with Monday Moments, because I think it’s a pretty sweet way to start out the week! We will also have another Monday feature – Monday Music! These posts will be my musical discoveries throughout the week – other bloggers’ music posts, music news, as it to relates to weddings, awesome music I may have discovered that week, etc. etc.

The rest of the week is not specified by day (except Fridays but we’ll get to that in a second.) What you can generally expect is one Your Soundtrack post per week (customized playlists for brides who have written in) and one or two other posts (guest posts, real weddings, Confessions of a Bridesmaid, and Dear Mr. Someday, will all continue to be regular features.) There are two more new things. Bear with me.

In order for me to focus on the fun music stuff that I love best (and sometimes the writing stuff that I love second best) and also to continue to keep you all inspired with sweet wedding goodness, I will be featuring one “Ideas” post, and one “Inspiration” post per week, with links to all of my favorite recent discoveries in the wedding blogosphere – then I will send you on over to check out the original posts and be inspired!

Last but not least… Fridays! I have been blogging about wedding music for the last year, and believe it or not, I have not written a single post about first dance songs. (Gasp!) Know why? Because there are eleventy billion song options for the first dance, and I get overwhelmed by all the possibilities and don’t even know where to start. But I figured out a way to ease myself into it, and in turn, ease you all into it. Introducing… First Dance Fridays! Every Friday I will post FIVE songs that would be awesome options for your first dance. Partly because five starts with an “f” and goes with the theme, and partly because it’s a nice round, simple, small, non-intimidating number. So yay for First Dance Fridays!

I hope you guys are excited about all the new stuff going on over here, because I sure am. Woot! See you tomorrow lovelies!

P.S. If you haven’t already, check out the Shabby Apple giveaway here! And don’t forget you can get 10% off on their web site by using the code soundtracktoido10off

Stephanie Elizabeth {Fab You Bliss} - June 5, 2012 - 5:06 pm

I wish I would have found your site & First Dance Fridays 5 years ago before my wedding as we had a terrible time deciding on a song…TERRIBLE in all caps for sure!!! Some song lyrics sounded so corny and even though I liked many of them, we ended up choosing a Miles Davis tune without words :-)

Rhiannon Nicole - June 5, 2012 - 5:11 pm

Colleen, the new design is absolutely wonderful. So clean and refined and perfect. I couldn’t be happier for you and love where your ‘mulling’ has taken you. Cheers my friend :) xo

Sarah {A Paper Proposal} - June 5, 2012 - 5:39 pm

CONGRATS, Colleen!!!! Your new design is beautiful! Here’s to a bigger and better 2012 for both of us! ;)

Elizabeth | Bridal Musings - June 6, 2012 - 1:38 am

The new design is lovely! I’m really looking forward to First Dance Fridays, what a great idea :)

Jess - June 6, 2012 - 3:51 am

I had a thoughtful comment in the works. I did. But then you said “eleventy billion” and I just literally laughed out loud and forgot everything relevant I had thought of to say except for I love you so much and I think this is fantastic and I miss you.

Erika {Borrowed&Bleu} - June 6, 2012 - 2:06 pm

Love the new design! Congrats!

bree [capitolromance] - June 6, 2012 - 5:56 pm

a great idea to set a schedule for yourself – looking forward to seeing how it goes AND for the new Friday posts!! :)

Laura - June 8, 2012 - 10:19 pm

I love your idea of having a weekly schedule. I too would have a hard time sticking to it. I agree with Jess, “eleventy billion” has been put in my record books as a laugh out loud momment.

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