|Steal Like An Artist, Austin Kleon|
Happy Thursday, sweet readers! I'm going to keep today's post short and simple. I hope you don't mind. Over the past few months, I've received a handful of emails regarding my blog's header, design, and daily graphics. I'm so tickled that you enjoy the overall aesthetic of the blog, but I'm always a little hesitant to respond because I'm in NO way an expert when it comes to HTML, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. I took a magazine design course my senior year of college and experimented with the software; however, I never really had a reason to put it to use until I started blogging 1.5 years ago. Because of the lapse in time, my computer design skills are fairly rusty. I feel like I'm constantly learning, and I think that's what I enjoy most about it. Over the course of dear ol' bloggie's lifetime, my header has changed numerous times and the process in which I create posts has evolved. I'm sure there are easier ways for me to throw graphics together, but I've found a groove. I've also learned that curiosity is key when it comes to blogging, and thanks to Google and YouTube, I know there's always a video or tutorial out there for me to reference. Since I started blogging, I've found so many great resources that have either inspired or instructed me to a better blog. I know I've got so much to learn, but I feel like I should share what information I do have.
All of this rambling leads me to the following question... Would you be interested in me sharing some of the information I've found? We could make a week of it —wait for it—we could call it Blog Week. That's so original, I'm aware. You can look forward to me sharing some of my favorite blogs, how I organize my reader, create posts and graphics, where I find inspiration, my blogging goals, etc. My hope is that it would get a dialog started and we can exchange information. Let's face it, most of us don't have the funds or resources to attend fancy conferences like Alt Summit or Blogshop—although I'd love to! I just think we can stand to learn a lot from one another.
What are your thoughts? Please feel free to be completely honest. I really don't want to bore you. I only want to do this if you'll enjoy it! If you're for the idea, are there any topics or questions you'd like for me to answer or address? If you poo-poo the notion, you won't hurt my feelings. I will just go back to regularly scheduled programming—to the land of fabulous finds and love lists. Feel free to share your two cents by emailing me or commenting below.
I'm sorry today's post wasn't fancy, but every now and then it's important that we take care of bloggie business.