Happy Friday my friends! Its overcast and cold in Northern MN (go figure) I’m debating going to the high school homecoming football game (Go Gobblers!) but I might be a fair weather fan and stay home tonight. One of these cold days/nights I might start working on my Blog Wish List, aka, the things I wish my blog had.
I have lived on WordPress.com happily for *almost* 2 years. Sometimes I think about self hosting, but I never take the plunge! The more blogs I read, and the more blogging conference I go to, the more I feel compelled to self-host. However, once I “decide” to self-host, the questions about design start coming.
I am a visual person, I like looking at pretty things, however I am not detail specific, and I can’t vocalize what I like. Slowly I’m starting to realize what I like in a blog.
- All the “stuff” is on the right.
- Links to facebook, twitter, instagram, and pinterst are easily found.
- Pinning is an option at the bottom of the post, especially when a blogger has a recipe!
- “Good” photos.
- Going through wordpress.org so I can use my wordpress dashboard to reply to comments!
Some of these I am completely guilty of not having. But I’m just finding what I like. Eventually I will hopefully have a beautiful blog that conveys exactly what I want. But for now I use this space to share what I’m thinking. I am so thankful for my friends who read this (even if we haven’t met I consider you a friend). And I absolutely love all of you who comment and share your thoughts!
What do you like in a blog? Do you have any tips on how to start designing?