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Blog Evolution

By Jessicavenoy @lovelyjesscuh
I was looking through some old blog files on my laptop (please tell me I'm not the only one with blog files...) and something hit me...I'm addicted to changing my blog design. Like, I have a serious problem.  I've been blogging for just over a year and I'm on my 5th design. See, told you I have a problem ;) Good thing my current designer (Aubrey...holllaaa) has the best rates around.
This was my first design. It was a pre-made design that I had tweaked to meet my needs. I grew out of it pretty quickly though. A little too "cutesy" for me. I don't even remember where it came from to be honest.
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Then I bought my first custom design (from Dana) once I hit 500 GFC readers. Again, this suited me at the time, but it didn't last too long because it just wasn't me. If that even makes sense?
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Then I started noticing my friend, Aubrey's, design work. I love the simplicity of it. So I asked her to design something for me. I love what she came up with! This one didn't last long, because I decided to go in a different direction with my blog. I asked her to come up with something professional looking, because I'd thought about going that way with my blog. Confession: really glad that I didn't. Lifestyle blogs are the blogs for me ;)
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This next design lasted a whole 2 days...maybe. Again, created by Aubrey the Great. When I asked her this time around to redesign my blog she sent me 2 headers to choose from. I chose this one and regretted it a few days later. I loved it, but it didn't have the vibe I was going for.
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And that brings us to today's design. I LOVE my current design, and I'm planning on keeping it around for a good while. I asked Aubrey to design something that was southern chic. I'd say she did a fabulous job. I'm obsessed with my's even the lock screen background on my phone! I love all the white space and the watercolor details on my social media/category buttons.
I think that it's really important for our blog designs to capture who we are. I know that it probably isn't the best idea (marketing-wise) to change up your blog design as often as I do, but I just can't help it. I always want to love my design, because that helps me get even more excited about blogging. It inspires me. Refreshes me. If I have a pretty design, it makes me want to have pretty content to go with it.
Oh and the winner of the Sweet Shots Cupcake giveaway is...Natalie Flood Jones! Congrats! I sent your email information over to them, so expect to hear from them soon :)
Happy Thursday, y'all!

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