May 1, 2012

A Few Questions for a Designer


Since Amber did such an amazing job on my design, I wanted to share a little more about her.

1. What interested you in blog design?
I've been blogging since about 2007, when I owned my bath and body company. I always like things really customized and specific, so from the beginning I took it upon myself to learn HTML so I could edit a blog template how I wanted it. I love blogging and the whole blogging world, so the two just fit together. However, I do want to explore a lot of other design projects than just blog design. 

2. What one thing stands out to you when you open the home page of someone's blog?
Well, the banner, obviously, is the first thing you see. I always notice if things look very well put together, organized and if everything is in a sort of "brand". 

3. What's the first thing you'd advise someone to change to spice up their blog?
Hire a designer? Haha! Seriously, though, I don't know because there are so many different factors that make a "good" blog to me. It's not just the design. Some people have really successful blogs with incredibly simple, non-custom designs. It's a combination of good content, consistency, and an aesthetic that matches. 

4. Are you a lurker or commenter?
I go through phases! For all of November, December and January I commented all the time, and then I just liked to read and lurk and not comment. Now I'm just hopping back into commenting. 

5. What's your favorite fingernail polish color?
Bright blue, but I don't paint my nails.

Thanks so much! Be sure to visit Amber's blog, or chat with her on twitter!

8 comments :

  1. This looks great Catherine!!! You have all your linkys without being cluttered. Way to go Amber!

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    1. Yes, way to go, Amber! Thanks Lisa!! :D

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  2. i love this look! it's clean and cohesive.

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    1. Oh I like that word, cohesive. Thanks Hannah! :)

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  3. It is true, you can tell a lot at the first landing of a blog page. They're such a great source for personal expression. And they come with an audience to boot!

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    1. True, it's a quick way to know what type of blog you've landed on. :)

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  4. I'm totally impressed with your new blog design and I already stopped by Amber's blog the other day to tell her so! I would love to do this someday. :)

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    1. Thank you, Amy! I'm glad you told her, she deserves it. :D

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