Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Blog Design Confusion
A debate has been going on in my head since returning from BlogHer. I've been reading the numerous blogs that I have cards for and from the people/speakers that were there and they have given me much food for thought. Should I change my template, colors, basic premise, pictures, or even blog site. I am a novice when it comes to the template thing and photoshop so I am a little limited. I find that if I have too many options it can overwhelm me. Some even own their own website and that is totally out of my realm of knowledge, but maybe someday. I have found, for my tastes, that I like a homey feeling to a blog when I come upon it to read. I like pictures, fairly short blog posts and an ease to guide thorough a blog, and little if no advertising. I find it frustrating and distracting to see advertising all over the place, too commercial. I don't like posts that drone on and on and on, especially political stuff, I get enough of that from the paper and television. I don't like blah colorless blogs, I want something to catch my eye the first look at it, to draw me in. I've come to the conclusion that I like my blog, I love it. I like the basic look. I like my pictures and I like (not always) what I write and share on my blog. I may change it up a bit, but it is home and I like to come here, sit down and stay awhile. It is comfortable and I hope that fellow readers feel that way too.