I feel a little bit like that scene in every movie ever where a character comes [into a room, down a staircase, out from behind a curtain] and s/he suddenly looks their very best and everyone gasps because this was the potential all along. Like, “Hey, we always knew you were [smart, funny, talented] but now your outside matches your inside!”
Yeah. I’ve been blogging since 2005. I started out, as most of us do, on a free site. I had nothing fancy to look at, and I was writing primarily for our long-distance extended family. Eleven years later, I’ve got my own URL and this space finally looks like what I’ve always envisioned. (even if my audience is still family and a few friends. I’m okay with that.)
The genius behind the look is Elaine at Elaine Griffin Designs. She was so easy to work with! I didn’t want to be one of those people who goes, “Um, I don’t know what I want it to look like, but, um, make it pretty and put a bird on it.” I hear that drives designers crazy. Luckily, Elaine has a great questionaire tool that helped me narrow my focus so that I could put into words what I really wanted for the blog. And she managed to turn that page of questions and answers into this! (imagine me making jazz hands all around the room) I adore my logo. 🙂 Don’t you? I think it’s absolutely lovely. (And look up there in your browser tab – she even made a coordinating favicon. Squeee!)
So if you need some web design awesomeness, please head Elaine’s way.
Aaaaaaand… I’m not quite finished. I have one more surprise coming, probably next week sometime – but that will get its own post. 😉 (imagine me happy-dancing away)