You may or may not have noticed that I’ve been playing around with the look of my blog.
Partially it’s because I get bored easily.
Partially it’s because I was never a fan of my original picture of the flower.
Partially it’s because I get the crazy idea I have mad design skills and I can customize my own blog before I crash and burn.
Partially it’s because I’m entering a new phase in life- and want to reflect that in something I look at (almost) every day.
Partially because a fresh coat of paint can make an old room feel new…or an old blog feel new-er.
I’ve heard that if you want to build a strong “brand awareness” of your blog, you should stick to a design that represents you, and stick with it. Think about brands that have remained the same for YEARS- Tiffany. Burberry. Godiva. All bring distinct images to mind.
Now think about the backlash some companies get for changing their look- Gap. Starbucks. If you’re from Milwaukee- The Brewers.
(I’m personally a fan of the this old look…which doesn’t help my argument…)
Hmmm…I’m not sure how I feel about being branded. Then having to stick with it- come hell or high water. It sounds a bit painful.
And I think my five readers are smart enough to understand that.
So- consider this your warning! I’m going to be playing around a bit…to keep it fresh. To keep it interesting. To keep ME interested. And while my layout will probably stay the same- or be very similar in feel- my photos across the top will change with my mood…or when I get around to it.
I like keeping all 5 of you on your 50 toes.