I was about to start off this post along the lines of 'I've nothing really great to report here for this week' & then just post some random things. You know, it'd be a post of just filler things with a photo. Just a post say I posted. But then I realized, a lot happened this week:
On about Monday of this past week, I listed my first customizable pre-made blog template & a non-customizable/generic version of the same template. On the 16th of this past week I sold the customizable version. I spent the next two days assembling the customizable parts & putting together a licensing & instructions file. I was super excited to embark on this new little project of mine.
So I guess this post is the unofficial announcement of the blog design section of the esty shop. If you want a full update on the workings & the new things I'll offer in the blog design department (both free & otherwise) sign up for the newsletter! I wasn't expecting to sell a design so fast & was just testing the waters before I announced what I'd been working on.
|His & Her's breakfast before a day of antiquing. We didn't find anything awesome :(|
On another note, I've been wondering about pictures on the blog. I know that super edited 'instagram-y' like pictures are a general no-no, but I've seen some blogs I really admire have some sort of vintage effect on their photos. This adds to the over all feel of the blog & I guess plays a long with their design. These types of photos fit in well & add to the image of the blog. I just for the life of me don't have the time or patience to take super fantastic photos of my everyday life. If I did, then I'd have nothing to blog about because I'd be editing photos & not doing anything. As a responsible blogger, I should be focusing on how the pictures portray the overall feel of the blog...but sometimes I really like the vintage effects on photos, if they aren't over done. I dunno, it's all up in there air on this front. I just try to make sure you all don't have a page full of overly instagramed pictures to look at.
Also, remember when I was bitching about picnik closing & having to learn photoshop? Well, I think I am doing just fine. However, I did find a few programs you may want to check out thanks to Kam over at Campfire Chic & I found this one through the photo app on my phone.
I also did a midnight redesign (that I'm still working on) for the blog. To which, Zach asked me to come to bed & didn't understand that you can't just simply leave a blog redesign hanging!
This week was a very productive week. I have pottery here in about 2 hours & I can't wait to get started on that front too. I hope to have some end products I can share with you all here soon. I was a little bit rusty a last session but this session I've got it going on. I've also been going to open studio meaning I am now churning out 2x as many things as if I were going once a week.
Also, don't forget to enter the awesome giveaway over at Pulp Sushi for a $20 shop credit a long with a whole flipping slew of awesome things from other bloggers & shop owners!