Quips & Anecdotes - Blog Design

This may sound like gratuitous self patting-on-the-back but I've recently heard from several people that they like my blog's general design! Is it bad to post about that? Well here's the thing that I liked hearing most - the design is clean. As an appreciator of good, clean design, this has been especially been a feel-good compliment, and I just wanted to briefly touch on where it came from. You see, when I was in school, I used to work with the on-campus design agency which I started out since I was such a no-fuss arranger of things on Word and Photoshop (heh). I like clean design. I like simplicity. The designer in me probably shows up through the pictures I take because I try to consider, "Well, what if I turned this into a flyer image?" I'm sure you can tell the difference in perspective when you look through Duc's pictures and mine (let's pretend I'm close to his caliber while we're at it).

Anyhow, that being said, I decided to re-brand the blog a few months ago by creating a logo and general color scheme. Then I dove into the social media aspect with a fan page and Twitter (by the way, are you a fan or follower yet?). I went a little nuts and kept going with this silly little icon I created but I think that's what brought it all together. Now, I have a go-to when I do things like send out DVDs of pictures (it's coming your way Tricia!). So back to the whole "I like your blog design" thing - thank you, thank you, thank you! Also, for those of you who have expressed that you are thinking of starting up your own blog or re-designing it, I still do freelance graphic design =] and would be happy to work with you if you like my style. I may not be a marketing guru but I sure as hell will try to make your work look good!