1.10.2013

New Year // New Blog Design

I've never had my blog "done" and didn't even realize that I wanted a makeover until I won one in a giveaway and the person who was supposed to give it away decided not to give it away.  I had to reach out to her after I won and then all but that 1st e mail went totally ignored.  How rude is that?  I absolutely do not blame the blogger who hosted the giveaway.  She in good faith hosted the giveaway on her blog and the designer in very poor taste reneged on her obligation.  This person is a blogger and lucky for her I'm not interested in calling anybody out so I'll just leave it at that.

I'm not a blogger pro so I never saw a blogger makeover as something I should consider for myself but after I had it dangled in front of my face then snatched away I realized that I actually did want a new look for my blog.  I spent hours making my own social media icons.  Hours!  I realized there was nothing I could do about my header and left it at that.  Then fellow photographer turned blogger turned blog designer Lauren of Choosing Joy stepped in.  She was sweet enough to offer her services and I took her up on it.  I sent all the information she asked for and quicker then I ever expected I had an image of a layout customized just for me.  I'm a control freak so I have to admit it was a little scary to relinquish control when I wasn't sure how it all worked.  But Lauren, how is this stuff all going to get on my blog? Lauren, what if I want to change something?  I hope I didn't drive her nuts. 

I'm very happy with the new look.  She did a great job.  It's clean, basic and slightly girly.  It totally fits me. I'm not sure why I felt that I needed to have XXXX amount of followers or be some kind of blog mogul in order for my blog to be worthy of a make over.  I'm on here darn near every single day.  I love blogging.  I love my blog.  I've been doing this for a while now and I don't plan on quitting any time soon if ever.  I might as well have a unique fun design of my own.  New Year...new blog design.




24 comments :

Amy said...

I love it. It is exactly as you , clean, basic and slightly girlie. Perfection!

Whitney said...

I love the new blog design! It's simple which I think works so much better than cluttered. I'm with you on the rudeness of people who don't give away what they say they will when you win! I won a huge giveaway over a month ago and still don't have a couple of the things I won. One girl never reached out to me at all and then after I had to email her she never emailed back. That's ridiculous!

Nylse said...

i like it alot...i want a blog makeover too!!!

Newlyweds on a Budget said...

it looks very nice!

The Funky Junkie said...

Awww I love it! It's very clean and chic! That's a bummer about the giveaway mess, but it seems like everything turned out!

ruthy ann said...

Love the new look!

Ameena said...

I think your new blog is fabulous! And how annoying about the blogger giveaway...I'd have been really frustrated. Glad it all worked out.

Eve said...

I love the new blog design!

Law_Fal said...

Nice!!!

dealingwithmoney said...

It looks really good! I love it!

LWLH said...

Love the new look!
It looks great love!

Kim Jackson said...

It sucks that the original designer pulled back the giveaway offer--but at least it allowed you to discover something new that you were desiring and didn't even realize. Super cute new look!

Lauren said...

I'm so glad you like it CeCe! :)

You definitely don't need to have a certain amount of followers to have a new blog design. This is YOUR space, so make it one you like!

Lauren
http://laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

Travel_The_World said...

Love the new look!

Faith said...

It looks so, so, so good! Seriously, who saids you have to be a blog mogul to have a great look?!

Miss MP said...

Love love the new blog design, super cute. Digging pink and blue!

Nike Onile said...

I like! Definitely a better look. :)

xoxo
Nike O.
www.eighthundredsqft.com

Steph said...

I think it is very "you." Congrats on your make-over.

Jessica said...

It's perfect!

Janna Renee said...

I think the new design is GORGEOUS. I think it really stands out, and is so you!

toi said...

this is such a cute design. love it!

Carla said...

I love the new look! Lauren did a good job.

Jacqueline Hough said...

The new look is awesome looking! It suits you perfectly.

Profesora de espaƱol said...

I like it!

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