Tomorrow is my last day of sophomore year (more on that later), so I’m mostly done with assignments. The key word is mostly; however, instead of finishing my final Shakespeare paper, I’ve decided to get a jump-start on my 2016 blogging goals.
One of these goals is to create a more consistent brand/image of this little hole-in-the-wall site. My previous blogs always looked a bit haphazard, and while I think that my previous backgrounds and headings for Words On My Page have always looked nice, I’m wanting to create something that stands out a bit more than my own phone-taken photographs. A new year, a new blog. Right?
The issue is that I’m nothing close to a graphic designer. I’m more like an awkward monkey who makes awkward mistakes in an attempt to create something that looks even slightly presentable. Thankfully, I think that I might be getting somewhere…
I’ve always felt that blue and gray colors seemed to fit nicely with the feel of my blog. It’s not overwhelmingly cheerful or depressingly dark–it’s a nice balance of the two, which makes me feel comfortable Maybe it’s because the different shades remind me of the ocean.
While I don’t always write about travel or studying abroad, I thought that globe was fitting. The world is a symbol for adventure. Writing is an adventure. College is an adventure. Life is an adventure. Basically, this blog is dedicated to the adventures found in life.
While I have a general concept of what I want to do, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments! Do you think a 2016 re-branding is needed? Do you like the globe concept of blue/grey? Any re-branding and design tips of your own?