Saturday, May 14, 2011

Looking at the Blog Layout & Design

I decided it was time for a new look for my blog.  There have been a lot of changes going on at home, and  just couldn't make the changes I wanted to with my old blog layout.  I miss it, sure, but this one is more versatile, colorful, and in tune with the current me.

After changing the look of my blog, I decided to peruse other people's blogs.  I have a lot favorited and some I follow.  I started to really look at these blogs - was the blog somewhere to put pictures and connect with other people?  Undoubtedly.  Was it a work of art?  Usually, no.  Why is that?  Why not make the blog beautiful too?

Well, the beauty is in the eye of the beholder, no?  Of course other people will think my blog ugly, no doubt, and that their blog is so cool, or lovely, or fun.  I concede, this is the case.  So what makes a blog a good one?  It has to be more than just looks, I admit.  But can't the goodness include the layout and colors and background as well?

I chose a couple blogspot blogs that I thought stood out.  They are more than the basic layout.  They have changed colors, added photos, changed backgrounds, and changed fonts.  I think changing fonts is a biggy - at least in the title and the headers!  It adds interest, grabs the attention of the viewer, and makes the blog stand out a bit.  If you have something important to say, why not say it with a little style?!

Sophia's World Blog 

GladRaggz Blog 

Crow's Creek Blog 
These blogs have more than just nice layouts, mind you.  I'm showing them because of the look of the blog, but they have some nice crafty items to show you and some are even for sale!  So check out more than just the pretty pictures, enjoy, and think about your favorite blogs.  Click on the image to be taken to the blog!

Is there more to them than their stories?  The posts are the meat of the blog, but I like the trimmings, too.  I've shown you a nice bright one, a colorful one, and a moody dark one.  Three themes, three moods! 

I had a hard time finding unique blogs to show you - so please share any fabulous ones that you have found or created!  One thing I did notice was that scrapbookers have more artsy blog backgrounds than the average crafter - I dare you to show me otherwise!

Soon to come - a photo tutorial on wire flowers, or on how to cheaply refinish a dying dining table top.....

Thanks for reading and happy creating!


  1. What a nice feature and blog! Thanks so much for including my blog as an illustration!

  2. Thank you so much for featuring my blog....


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