To keep a long, boring story short, what happened was that I considered turning my blog blue instead of its usual purple. Rather than changing the colors manually, I fiddled around with the template, and the next thing you know, the blog was restored it its original settings, which meant it was coral!
|I shouldn't have clicked that...|
|And this is why we back things up. I was so relieved I still had this!|
Then I played with the header. Choosing pictures is really hard! I felt like all the running photos were redundant, but I wanted to pick photos that were important to me currently and more recent than in the old header.
I also cleaned up the text a little; I wanted a simpler look to go along with my focus on simplicity in my running this year. I'm not a graphic designer or artist by any stretch of the imagination, but I think I did okay.
|This was the first time I ever created something like this, and I was pretty proud.|
|Then, I decided my photos needed to be more fitness oriented, so I got rid of the headshot.|
|Of course, then I discovered PicMonkey and loved how streamlined I could make everything look! I never liked the space between all the pictures in this one, though.|
Just kidding, I fixed the zoom, and it took me another 30 minutes because I was having trouble matching the background color perfectly again.
Now...back to contemplating the color scheme...
When's the last time you updated your blog's look?
How did you choose your header pictures?