To celebrate my upcoming first year anniversary of blogging, I gave myself a present . . . a facelift! Oh, wait, not me, my blog. My blog received a facelift! Not that I wouldn’t mind a little nip and tuck with a large shot of Juvederm on the side. Getting back to my blog . . . .
My New Facelift
I sadly realized that I had taken the appearance of my blog about as far as my non-techy self could take it. And that’s when I met (not in person, in cyberspace) the most wonderful chic, hip, happening, up-and-coming blog designer from New York. Because I’m cool like that. 🙂
And I just knew it would be a wham, bam, thank-you ma’am quick little do-over because I knew exactly what I wanted. Until I didn’t. Up until now, I have never been an indecisive type of girl. I usually know what I want and I go after it. However, with this blog design, I morphed into the stereotypical girl that is associated with my naturally blonde hair color. My philosophy is that if you were blonde as a little girl, that is your natural hair color, even if it has to have a lot of coaxing to go back to the pigment from whence it came.
All of a sudden, I became a blubbering, crazed, every-designers-nightmare, client. Because my blog has evolved from “helpful hints for extraordinary events” to “everything AND the kitchen sink” I sought help from my daughters to come up with a catchy new tagline to go with my facelift.
Yes, she did say “From the window to the wall, I make a good cheese ball.”
And I don’t know why she had to get back to work and leave me hanging to come up with something all on my own.
Knowing what I don’t want is crucial! I wanted simple. But I found out simple can be hard.
The Process Continues
That’s where a cool, calm and collected – and did I mention about to give birth at any moment – blog designer comes in handy. I especially loved it when she asked (after I had turned down a header design because I liked it but wasn’t in love with it – I’m beginning to sound like a Taylor Swift breakup song) me to use some adjectives to explain what I did and didn’t like. After almost falling out of my desk chair laughing and having flashbacks of an elementary school girl being scolded by her English teacher, I realized how evasive I was being.
I wanted chevron, then I didn’t. I didn’t want a caricature, which is very popular in the blogging world. Then I sorta did. They are way cool! I then recalled how I wanted simple. But then I wanted a pic of me on the top of a ladder hanging a chandelier while balancing a magnificent cake on an equally beautiful vintage cake plate while wearing stilettos.
The Best Website Designer
My designer – bless her heart – squashed that idea like a pesky bug. It doesn’t fit within the height requirements. That brought me back down to reality since I was apparently trying to defy gravity!
And then it happened! With bated breath, I clicked open an email and there it was in all it’s splendor and glory and perfection – the perfect design. Time stood still. A heavenly choir burst forth with singing. Exotic birds flew past my window. I skipped through lavish fields of daisies beside a meandering stream of crystal clear water… oops, that was all in my mind. Sorry. And it was all worth it. But I wonder if my hip, cool, happening designer thinks so! 🙂
No, I’m not going to leave you hanging! You can find this brilliant up-and-coming blog designer here! And tell her Alli sent you . . . or maybe you need to scratch that part. And by the way, I wasn’t compensated at all for this post. (I’ve always wanted to say that!)
My new facelift is still me – just a little bit fresher, a little bit younger, a little bit cleaner and a whole lot better! So, how do you like it?