I love to blog. I love it. (Even though you all haven’t seen me around here as much as I’d like to be lately. Pesky old life gets in the way.)
Have you noticed, though, that blogs have lost some of the personality and flavor they used to have? I started my first real blog in 2007. (Want to see it? A Studio in My Basement Kind of raw, wouldn’t you say? ha!) Not too many people were really reading that blog, but it was fun. Some of the navigation buttons don’t even work, because I didn’t know how to fix such things back then!
These days, blogs are way more professional looking. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but does a blog have to be so clean and generic to be considered “professional” looking? After all, blogs are a bit more personal than most commercial websites, so I’d rather they look a bit more personal. Is it just me?
I’m in the process of a redesign, and that got me thinking about this whole topic. Trying to figure out that fine line between generic and cluttered. (I love “clean and simple,” just not “plain and generic.”) I’ve had the same template for 4 years, so, at a minimum, I figured it was time for a fresh header! More to come, hopefully…
I’m hoping that the trend toward plain and generic slows down a bit. What do you think?
And, fresh out of my phone, here’s my daughter at The Container Store. We’re reorganizing the many years’ worth of craft supplies downstairs, so we needed containers with lids. (Remember that old post?) My daughter loved the tiny little boxes so much, and, in her words, she “just couldn’t contain herself.” (See what I did there?)
And here’s the first daylily of the season. When my sister moved to Florida, she “placed” her many daylilies for adoption, and I was a grateful recipient of some. (I was afraid I would kill them, but, so far, so good.)
Enjoy your week!