Friday, October 21, 2011

Chaos Abounds

I'm schizophrenic obsessed both schizophrenic and obsessed with blog design this week.  I've worked out no less than five different custom headers in the past two days and have rejected them all out of hand.  

And before you start with me, YES.  That new one up there is a reject, so don't get too attached to it.  

So is this blog template, frankly.  Don't get attached to it, either.  I think the only thing about my blog I'm happy with are my color choices right now.  

Therefore it's OK to get attached to them.  Although they might change too. 

But only if I discard Andy's gun.  And I really don't think I'm going to do that.  Because I like that too. 

So aside from those two items, the color scheme and the gun, I'm unhappy with basically everything about the blog.  

Oh, the content.  I like the content of my blog.  I think that can be pretty entertaining. 

So other than those three things: The color scheme, Andy's gun and the content I hate my blog.  

Except for the followers and the blog "likers" on Facebook.  I LOVE all of you.  And I love all of you for regularly returning to what is, essentially, the mess that is my mind.   

So I like three things: the colors, Andy's gun, the content, I lurv my readers.  

But that's it!   

Other than those four things, I totally hate my blog.  

When I think about it, though, I do like the fact that I've been blogging for over four years now.

But that's REALLY it! 

Other than the color scheme, Andy's gun, the content, my readers, and the time invested, I seriously HATE my blog.  

SM: Wanna see the headers I made? 
SY: Not really. 
SM: I thought not.  But I'll throw them out anyway. If you want a larger view of them, click away. 

Here was the original one:  

Here's what happened when I discovered the other design tools in the program. What? Circles and squares and text boxes?  And I can change their sizes and colors?  WHEEEEE!!!

I'm not going to lie: It wasn't pretty and never really a contender. 

Then there's the one I have now, which doesn't seem God-awful after I've had some time away from it. I'm posting here because it will likely change: 

One that's close to what I have now, and I even tried it out. But the tag line clashed with the navigational tabs I have up top: 

And one I was seriously considering yesterday but now I'm not so sure:  

I just don't know what to do!  

Other than whine. 

And drink.  

But that's not currently an option.  

I mean I guess drinking is totally an option...but then you might judge me and think I have an alcohol problem.  Can't have that.  So I'll just keep popping the dark chocolate covered almonds and guzzling the Diet Coke (to, you know, erase the damage I did with the almond calories) while I wile away my hours working on this Very Important Problem.  Because it's totally OK if you think I have a Diet Coke and dark chocolate almond problem.

I suppose I could design my OWN template.  The Geek said he would help me.  

But that would be work.  

Bah.  -> 

Music choice because of this week's earlier entry.


Deirdre said...

I say use the Geek! I say this with full disclosure that I have my own Geek and use him all the time!

Tanya said...

I know, I know. It's the best route to take.

Carolyn said...

It's great having an in-house geek. Mine apparently just fixed the cable box. My weekend is safe.

Ditch the gun, keep the colours (loved the sort of argyle look on Wednesday). Remember less is often more -- but that only applies to design elements, not blog entries.