Because if it is, that's what I've been up to the last few days.
Yep, re-designing the blog. Again.
I sorta like doing it and sorta don't. It's not something that comes naturally to me. I'm not computer savvy at all. If anything, I am computer UN-savvy. HTML is like Spanish to me. I can sorta understand it. I can say a few key words but those are the only ones I will ever truly know and use. Otherwise I'm like a chicken in a pig pen. And the last few days with the Adobe Photoshop program... Let's just say I'm lucky to still have a few clumps of hair. Like, what is with the pen tool anyway?
Note to the makers of Photoshop:
For the love of Gord, please re-name the pen tool. It works nothing like a pen so why do you call it that?... Oh I get it. This is a humorous joke to you. You all sit there in your cushy leather swivel chairs with your fancy iPads and your million Facebook friends twittering at us whilst we break our heads trying to use a pen that's not a pen. Funny. Good one.
Luckily I like the outcome. I like my new "social media icons" (All 2 of them... I'm anti-social). I'm also fond of the new little sidebar elements especially this next one.
Spent a lot of time on this version of it (and liked it) but had to reject it because it just didn't work in the context of the rest of the sidebar.
That sorta thing happens a lot with me. Yeah... I'm a trial-and-error kinda girl. There have been many many iterations of several of these blog elements to get to the final products. I guess these things take time.
One thing I do like is including my real actual crafts into the blog design. See the little green pincushion in the header? That's this pincushion I made out of toilet rolls. And you know the "Fave Crafts" and "Friends & Family" sidebar elements? I used the following junk mail collage in those.
Unfortunately sometime between starting the revamp and now, my sidebar Search gadget decided to take its own life. I'm going to have to email someone... *sigh*.
But hopefully I'll soon have a blog design that I can live with (and works) for the next several months. That would be nice.
Do you do your own blog design? If you have any comments or suggestions, I'm all ears!
Now I'm off to get some air and say hello to the garden. Have a great weekend! I'll see you Monday!