It began with changing the table runner. And then adding a few fall decorations. And soon all the Halloween decor followed. Was that enough? Apparently not. The blog needed sprucing up too.
Some bloggers rarely change the appearance of their blog. That could be a wise choice on their part. Their blogs are recognizable immediately. Some change their appearance seasonally. Others change on a whim. Those are good choices too. Hey, whatever makes you happy will probably result in more blogging, all the better for the readers, right?
Do you ever admire someone else's style and try to adopt it as your own? Are you successful or do you feel that it falls short of your goal when you look at your result? There are so many backgrounds that I love, such as the ones from The Cutest Blog on the Block and many others, but often when I try them on for size, I fear my site looks cluttered instead of cute.
I was gone most of the day today but that didn't stop me from coming here late in the evening to learn some things from The Cutest Blog on the Block's site. Like how to change the background color to something different from those offered by Blogger. (Yes, I was the kid who couldn't make do with the 48 pack of Crayolas, I had to have the 64 pack, minimum. ) You wouldn't believe or want to know how much time I spent playing around with different colors tonight. And then...why the heck not see how hard it would be to change this to a three column template? Guess what? It wasn't hard at all!
So I played around for another hour, deleting some things and adding a few others on either sidebar. And I like it. I think. Until the doubts set in and I wonder if it is too cluttered.
* sigh *
My life would be easier if I did things the way my husband does. If it were up to him, furniture arrangement would never change, wall color would probably be the same each time we paint, and one set of dishes would be more than enough. He does admit that I keep life interesting. I think that is my life's purpose: to decorate the house (and blog) and keep Bill wondering where I moved the salt shaker to this time around!
Have fun with your seasons as well as your seasonings!