I just can't leave it be with the look of my blog these days. I was quite happy with the same style for 2 years, but ever since I decided to shake it up at the beginning of this year I've never really been happy. I tweaked and fiddled and tried all sorts of fonts, layouts and palettes. To side widget or not to side widget, that is the question…and if so, left or right? Image or text banner? Link to everywhere (and there's plenty) on the web I have a presence? Offer you tea, coffee and free wifi?
At the end of the day I like minimal, neutral colours. Tidy blog, tidy mind, she says ironically. I want clean, light, quiet and clutter-free with big images, and I want the look to reflect my work. I don't want to feel overwhelmed with bling, whistles and bells.
Do you click away from blogs with too much going on; widgets and sidebars full of menus of recommendations, deezer playlists and paintball-like explosions of colour, or do you find it entertaining, making you linger? Do you think your own blog reflects you as you would like, and when was the last time you re-designed it? Is it tired, in need of a facelift or is it really not worth worrying about as so many readers do so these days in google reader, bloglovin', rss feeds and emails on mobiles devices? And much like the age old wearing of make-up argument, do you do it for yourself or for how others see you?