Friday, July 10, 2009

MY BLOG NEEDS A NEW LOOK!

I have a dilemma! I want a new design for my blog and I'm willing to pay about $30 to get it. There are so many blog designers out there, but I don't know who to choose. Here are five that I found today:

SWEET CHEEKY DESIGNS
SCRAPBLOG DESIGNS BY HILARY
DESIGNER BLOGS
MEMORIES BY DESIGN
FOR GOODNESSS SAKES BLOG DESIGNS

I have seen so many blogs that I love, but I don't know which way to go. Here are some ideas of what I'd like:

* I'd really like 3 columns
* I like my sidebar, but is it too much? Should I tone it down?

* I love earthtones: sage green, golden yellow, deep orange, deep blue, and deep purple

* I love gerber daisies, paisleys, vines, scroll work
* Not really into the cartoon look
* A header with a place to show pictures (but a way to change the pictures as Sam grows)
* A signature at the bottom of each post
* An e-mail button and/or a blog button

* Maybe something so it looks like I'm writing in a notebook
* Something interesting to catch the eye

Come on all you blog stalkers...you come to read, but don't comment...I get about 30-50 visitors a day, but only 2-5 comments...now it's your turn to say something...


WHAT SHOULD I DO? HOW DO I DECIDE? HOW DO I GET STARTED!

6 comments:

Debbie B said...

I like the site I use because I can change it whenever I want and they even have seasonal themes. And you can add the picture header to the top if you want. And if I played around with the 3 column template I could help you set that up. I do miss my 3 columns.

If you go to my blog the top left corner has the link to where I get my backgrounds. I like to tinker so I won't pay anyone for something that I won't be able to change later, but that's just me.

I like your blog the way it is. Sometimes it's slow to load the white background though.

Lana said...

Hi Tracey,

You say that you are not into the cartoon look so I guess that www.thecutestblogontheblock.com is out of the question. I don't know if you will find any of these interesting http://www.ehsany.com/. Let me know what you think and I will help you search

Lana said...

http://www.bloggerblogtemplates.com/2008/09/notepad-blogger-template.html notepad design

Lana said...

http://www.mylivesignature.com/
This is where I got my signature from. Sorry to comment so much. I just love reading your blog and I am trying my best to help

Ashley said...

I don't have any good advice because I make my own headers and use blogger's templates, but I do like what you have now. I understand the need to change, though, and I think having a designer do it for you is a great idea. Oh, and $30 doesn't seem too unreasonable! Good luck!

Kris said...

I also like what you have now, but I'm with Debbie, sometimes the white part is a little slow to load.

I have no ideas on your options...but I won't pay someone to change mine (that's me...) and I have no time to mess with it myself. If you have time and want to mess with it, you should! Then you can change it whenever you want!!!