FILL IT WITH EYE CANDY: GRRL+DOGSeptember 18, 2011
I AM a relatively new reader of Denise's blog Grrl+Dog . You know the blogs that you stumble upon and they resonate straight away? Denis...
I AM a relatively new reader of Denise's blog Grrl+Dog. You know the blogs that you stumble upon and they resonate straight away? Denise's blog was like that. In fact, one of the first posts of Denise's I read was not from that long ago and was a homage, photos and words, to a special woman in her life and to women, salt of the earth women, everywhere - or at least that's how I read it. This particular post also starts with a shout out to another fabulous blogger and blogging inspiration, Pia Jane Bijkerk.
So, without further ado, I introduce Grrl+Dog.
A... I love my dog. We scrounge stuff together. Simple. And four years ago stsrtingout on this new fangled blog idea, I had NO idea. So I kept it simple, and personal. And looking around, I see that's pretty much how others have done it.
A... Designed? Well thank you. I pick an image I like from my stuff and plonk a name on it. Not very tricky, though there seems to be a big trend for diptyches and triptychs at the moment. I change it when I get bored. The images reflect my work or a feel, which at the moment is all about using old fabric from the 1930s to make these primitive frayed hand stitched softies. So, of course, there had to be a softie there... and a dog.
A... The "less is more" rule is a good one so is the KISS (Keep it simple) principle. It's tempting to decorate your new blog with all the toys they offer and maybe that is part of being a novice blogger. Take a look at the blogs you love and see what makes them work, design-wise. Most people visit blogs for the good eye candy.
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