I've been thinking a lot about blog design recently, as my BlogLovin' reaches saturation point I'm being fussier and fussier about committing to reading another blog, and I have realised something. I am terrible for judging a blog based on its design, and my list of pet peeves is never ending. I really like to see people with individual but still easy to read/navigate blogs though, it just makes everything so much more pleasant, and can be a great way of finding out about someones personality.
The problem is I don't really think my own layout represents who I am. I love the floral pattern in my header (it's one of many awesome ones from Animus) I don't think it reflects who I am, or what I blog about. I also really hate the buttons on the sidebar, they are nice and obvious, which is great but something about the font and the colours just looks far too hard. Again, not me.
I'm no designer, in fact my only web design experience comes from what I have taught myself over the years (and that isn't much) but I really like the idea of coming up with something entirely myself. I'm also so indecisive I would feel horrible putting a designer through the experience. This means a lot of my inspiration for what is possible with blogger is coming from blogs on my reader.
I'm really looking forward to seeing where I dip my toes in next, design wise, so I'm going to be spending the rest of today uploading a fancy new design. If you have any problems with the site this evening I'm really sorry, but if you come back tomorrow hopefully there will be something new and fancy for you guys to check out.