Sunday, January 24, 2010

Back to basics.

Last year I took a class called "Blogging for Scrapbookers" taught by a woman named Shimelle. I signed up for the class as a way to spruce up my blog and to learn some new tips and tricks for scrapbook related blogging. Well, I got that and much more.

It was a pleasant surprise to get to know other bloggers through the online class forum. I really enjoyed looking at all the wonderful blogs out there and making creative connections with other bloggers all over the world.

When the class began, I felt like I needed to make my blog look different. I had to have those side borders and a different banner. The current one was so simple.

Wait. I like simple.

So, for now, I'm going back to a solid background and my original banner. I want to be able to change out my banner from time to time, and this plain background should be more...cohesive? Cool.

Mom will be happy that the turtle is back.

13 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

Deb,
I really like cleaner looking blogs. I think some of the backgrounds are very distracting. Good for you for finding what you like! I've occasionally thought about changing my background, but I think it works for me. Since I live by the coast, the lighthouse speaks to me. There's some visual interest, but nothing too distracting. Plus, I hope people will recognize my blog by its look, so I don't want to change it.
Rinda

Gemma* said...

hooray for the little turtle :D

humel said...

lol! It's fun to experiment and mix it up from time to time :-) I love this particular header x

Ruth said...

I prefer this look, so good call.

S said...

I agree that white for at least the middle section of posts is much less distracting. I also found that it showcases your photos and craft work better if your projects are not competing with cutesy backgrounds. I enjoy following your posts, keep it up.

Photographing Mom said...

Good looking blog and cute turtle!!

Mom said...

Welcome home, little turtle! Just where you belong! I think I love this header best because it's totally your creation and totally you!!! xo

sharyncarlson said...

I like the changes and the header you've put back up. It's very easy on the eyes!

photogmichelle said...

I love the way it looks now, so much more you!!

Sian said...

It is indeed very easy on the eye and I think that is so important.I do find very patterned backgrounds distracting. There is too much competing for attention. I agree about the connections from the blogging class too! I'm so glad I signed up.

traci said...

it looks great deb. i like the little glittery heart!

melissa said...

always be true to you :-) it looks great

Carrie Rosalind said...

Welcome back, little turtle! I love your turtle drawing.

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