I am so excited!
Ok - it wasn't just seeing what else is out there on others' blogs. It was also the comments I received. I heard that my background could be distracting with the bleed-through background. I was told my blog didn't feel like my "home" and needed to be more personal. I need a picture of me. An about me blurb up top. My side bars were a little too text heavy and could use some more pictures.
However, I also learned that some think I have a great voice as a writer (gasp! my students would be so proud!). I have a good eye for photography and angles (swooning!). My projects are lovely (cheeks are blushing). And, for those who were rooting for the peacocks, my background shows so much of my personality.
Until I read this: "I'm trying to figure out your style because the decor on your mantel is so different from your blog background."
This played in my mind day after day. I called Reginia. I said, "My blog doesn't represent my style." She agreed! I embraced it. I put no thought into that background. I was the first one I came across that wasn't a preloaded Blogger font that I thought was pretty.
Great. So I will make my blog match my style.
What is my style?
How often can I change my background?
Do the aesthetics of my blog have to be deep and meaningful?
Am I normal?
So......I have a to do list for the weekend that sounds a little like this:
- Design a new background
- Design a new banner (maybe with some photos from my home/projects)
- Make a post "cloud" (my tagging is ridiculous)
- Add some images in my sidebar (maybe a photo of each of my rooms in my home)
- Play around with new fonts (Blogger's are b.o.r.i.n.g.)
- Start making my posts open in a new window
- Have a blog with a wider width that will allow for the extra large setting for pictures
In other news...my free Craigslist table is hanging out in the garage for another day to dry. It is a beautiful, fresh white. I can't wait to stain the top and get it in the breakfast nook under my new PB knock off light fixture!
What did you get out of the blog hop? Any changes coming to your blog?