Welcome to our weekly BlogAnon meeting where we confess a particular blogging sin and turn to you for support, suggestions and that blogging bond so we know we're not all alone. Don't be shy. Read along and let us know if you identify with us this week.
I feel inferior. We have no header. That striking image at the top of our blog that is supposed to let you know "you have arrived!" Welcome to Bumble Town!!! We rock!!! Nope. Instead you get some pretty generic typeface telling you our blog name. And our tag line. Or motto. Whatever that little catch phrase is called.
Remember that show on TLC called Trading Spaces? Paige something-or-other was the host and Andy thought she was the cat's meow. And the designers always came up with these neat ways to liven up a room without a lot of bling. I would give anything to trade blog spaces with someone and have a guest designer re-make our lame-o blog.
You see, I have ideas and concepts. I just don't know how to make them happen. I'd love to see the Bumble's little eyes peek over the bottom of our blue header - a la Kilroy. I think that would be fun and representative of what visitors would experience - a peek into our world. But I don't know how to provide the visual.
I know some people hire designers to create headers, buttons, blog themes and other fun eye candy. I very much would love to do this too. But I am too cheap. Meaning, I refuse to spend any money on this hobby of ours. But I WANT to be pretty. I WANT to be fun and intriguing. I WANT to be cool!!!
So I constantly suppress the need to keep up with the Joneses. I want a header to greet you upon each visit. But I have neither the talent nor ability to provide it to you. I hope you don't mind. I've decided it is more about the content than the design. That being said, my birthday was yesterday. Design gifts welcome :0)
How did you create your blog's design? Do you get design envy too? Can you help a Bumble out with our header?