By Rhonda Bramell, Miss January 2015
Have you ever had something weighing on your mind? You know, something lurking back there when you have a hundred other things to take care of first? As I mentioned in my previous post, there is one big project that I want to tackle this year. It’s something that I’ve been thinking about and imagining for a long time: I want to do a blog makeover! I’m sure many of you have gone through the process, but frankly, it feels a little intimidating to me.
I’ve come to a few realizations about what my blog is and how to make it what I want it to be. First of all, it’s mine. That simply means I can do with it anything that I choose! I never started blogging to make it into a business or to use it to get rich. However, I have to admit that when I see others doing these fantastic monetized things with their blogs that I do get a little tempted. That’s also when I have to take a step back and remind myself to get real; I cannot possibly find the time or energy to fit one more demanding thing into my life right now.
Another big point of contemplation for me has been the ever-present Blogger vs. WordPress debate. Yep, you know what I’m talking about. I have a group of blogger friends in my circle who will argue until their death that WordPress is the way to go (you know who you are). I’ve been on Blogger since I started blogging in 2007; it’s what I know and what I’m comfortable with. It’s not that I’m unwilling to learn something new; it’s just that, again, I don’t have the time or energy to start something new. For the time being, I want to keep what I have and make it better. I want to be happy and not second guess my decision…for at least another year.
I don’t have the skills to make design changes myself, so I’m going to enlist the help of some talented artsy friends of mine to help out. I have an idea for a header that I think will capture the essence of my blog perfectly and I can’t wait to see it finalized. I’m looking at color schemes, graphics and all those other fun things that make our blogs unique. The way I see it, something that we spend so much time on should make us proud to display. It may take me a while to get it done, but I will get it done.
Leave a comment here if you have any helpful tips or advice on the big blog makeover. Please?