I read a post recently that said, triumphantly, that the blogger had "wrestled" a Christmas template onto her blog. This morning I am wrestling. I don't change blog backgrounds often, but when I do, I usually go through several before I settle. I like an easy-to-read-through text area, so no swirlies or dark colors behind my text; I like straight lines on the sides (is there a girl engineer in the house?), and I like free. So I am looking through Cutest Blogs on the Block, Hot Bliggity Blog, and Aqua Poppy Designs, and maybe some others I haven't found yet.
I tried putting up this cute banner (love the carolers):
--but found it put "Merry Christmas" right over my header. I want to not mess with my header, so away goes the cute header. Right this minute I still have up its matching background, which I love, but it is copying my friend over at Hearth and Home. Copycatting is the sincerest form of flattery, B. So I am not totally settled on the vintage wrapping paper background.
I wonder, though, if I should somehow temporarily disable viewing? I've changed blog backgrounds about 6 times, and messed with the banner, too. And, presumably, each time I have checked it out, anyone who happened to be viewing would be seeing the backgrounds that did not work for me. For example, that cute red/black/green striped one, that on my screen, runs out of width before it arrives at the first red stripe, so all black and green - not workin' for me, not my style. Or the "messy snowflakes" one, with BIG brown snowflakes first, so on a less wide screen, one sees mostly brown snowflakes. I prefer cleaner snowflakes.
So whatever you see right now may change momentarily.
6 years ago