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Personalizing the Blog

Today I started personalizing some more.

What a journey!


I made my background green

Then, I changed layouts.

I made a header (or two). You can see them above. They shuffle around so you’ll never know which you’ll get.

And I changed the background from white to blue, to a lighter blue, and a greener blue.

Then to tan, and a redder brown, and then to a darkish gray. Then, I went to the lighter gray that it is now.

So I stayed with light gray because I didn’t want to go through every color of the rainbow. I have such a hard time finding complementary colors and matching. Even with clothes. It’s a curse, I tell you.

I also added an about me blurb on the side. I wanted it to be short and to the point, which is a huge difficulty to me. Plus, I feel like my about page is too long. LOL.

So, I need you to help a color challenged girl out.

How does the theme look with those colors? Does one work better than the other?

How is the blurb on the side?

How do the headers look?

Should I have stuck with the old layout?

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20 thoughts on “Personalizing the Blog

  1. I think that your current color scheme works really well with your header image, and I think your layout looks great, really clean 🙂
    I also really like your “About” widget; it’s quick and witty… It’s perfect!

  2. Your About widget is cute. I like it! Love the wintery mountain scape scene, that I got when visiting. I say if you are content, when you come to your blog, that it makes you feel relaxed or happy, then you have done everything right with colors and layout. 😉

    1. Thank you. 🙂 I’m not sure I should really be encouraging winter, but maybe when winter actually comes, I’ll just change it to something summery, LOL.

      Thanks for the feedback and for visiting. If you need any feedback on your site, let me know.

  3. I tend to prefer minimalism. To much going on around the posts makes it more difficult to focus on the post, which should be the center of attention. I think the gray works great. And it works great with the header photo. I would stay with this definitely.

  4. Hey Kristina 🙂
    I nominated you for the Liebster award. Hope you had the chance to see the rules.
    I understand that you might be busy, in which case please overlook. I also have a couple more chances to nominate. I wanted to take your permission so as to avoid putting unnecessary pressure on your already busy writing schedule.

    Here is the link : https://blabberwockying.wordpress.com/2015/08/13/liebster-award-nominations-gratitude-and-renominations/

    Cheers,
    Anand

          1. Hahaha 🙂 Yes Premio Dardos ( Prize Darts–spanish) –also another Leibster so I need to nominate many more bloggers. I would like to repeat nominate you for you are such a great help for so many of us and a wonderful storyteller 🙂

            Anand

  5. I like your color scheme. Gray, white, and a touch of… is that dark red? Whatever the underlines in the sidebar are. Subtle, but not downright boring.

    Your header is pretty, (I’m looking at the one with the forbidding snowy mountains) but it makes me expect, I don’t know, perhaps a travel journal or a lot of landscape photographs. It’s a little odd with your tagline, because those mountains look Very Serious. (If you meant to create tension between your tagline and the photo, it worked!)

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