Thursday, January 3, 2013

Does Your Blog Need A New Look?

I just love the look of my blog.  Sometimes I just sit and appreciate it. 

I can say that because I didn't do it. 

Karen Valentine of Valentine Design and My Desert Cottage designed my blog a little over a year ago.  She took my own drawings and put them together to create a background and banner that is uniquely mine.   Then Karen added special touches in the tabs and the sidebar so that everything goes together.   I have to say that I get a lot of compliments on it.

Maybe your blog needs a boost.  I used to change my blog constantly.  I changed the background every few weeks and moved things around in the sidebar chronically.  I lacked direction and had no idea which way to go.  So I just followed the crowd.   Now, I am content because it has unity and a finished look.

Karen is not only talented at designing a unique blog, she is also great to work with, and she is full of helpful guiding information.  You would love working with her.   Here is her design site.

Or if you are techy, you could purchase Karen's book Building Beautiful Blogs.  She explains in very clear details how to do just about anything you might want to do on your blog.

Hop on over to Karen's gallery and see some of the other blogs she has designed.  You'll be impressed.

Wind and Honey Creations


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Elizabeth! WEll, when I open your page, I am BLOWN AWAY with your artwork that has truly been put together with a finesse that only someone with the experience can put together. It is not always easy to to format the way WE WOULD LIKE only because of codes and access, so having a pro is great. Your drawings are unbelievably realistic and CATS are so hard to draw or paint; you have mastered that! HAPPY DAY MY DEAR ! Anita

Marilou Bain said...

Happy New Year! Karen is a sweetheart and yes, so talented, she did my blogs a couple of years ago too.
Hugs Marilou
Yours looks great.

Liz-Anna said...

Happy New Year, Elizabeth! I love the fresh, clean look of your blog. After being away from blogging for over a year, I feel like I have a lot to relearn so Karen's book sounds like a great idea.

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