Sunday, April 18, 2010
Extreme Makeover: Blog Edition
I've made a few changes over the past year: I let my hair grow, I got new glasses, I learned to sew clothing...I even changed my hair color! I figured it was time to give my little blog a makeover as well.
Spring is a time of new beginnings, right? I also thought that I'd be more motivated to write if I looked forward to seeing the pretty new colors and cute Phoebe paw images on my page. See, I'm very visually stimulated, to the point where my husband ends up saying, "They're just paper towels -- who cares about the pattern? Just pick one and let's go!" Oh, contraire! If I'm going to mop up piles of cat puke, I'd much rather use a paper towel adorned with cute birdies and daffodils -- visually pleasing and functional! Don't you think? I knew you'd agree.
Some of you know that, by nature, I am a great project starter. I sometimes (many times) create so much excitement for myself when an idea pops in my head and then somewhere down the creative highway, I stall. I have found that I need to find new ways to motivate myself and keep things fresh and new. Honestly, I'm completely blown away that I've actively maintained this blog for 16 straight months. That's longer than I've concentrated on any other creative endeavor (not counting my ongoing efforts at creatively figuring out ways to avoid housework).
So...if something like this blog can maintain my interest for nearly a year and a half, I believe she deserves a little facelift. If she continues to woo my creative affections, perhaps next year I'll take her on a Caribbean cruise!