Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Blog Advice? Well, I disagree! #bloggingtips

I seem to have read a lot lately about how to be a good blog.  Most of the tips involve things like how to arrange your layout, what colors to use and where to focus.  And honestly, in my opinion, I disagree.

Sure, if you want your blog to be like every other one out there go ahead and take the tips verbatim.  Much like a thought out neighborhood  in the suburbs, the cookie cutter starter homes line the streets looking exactly alike.  They're all the same color, the same building materials and the same 3 or 4 floor plans. And, yes, this is successful for the home builders; and a little boring.  Who says that every successful blog must be written and arranged the same way in the same colors just because it's the normal way things "work".

What bothers me is that just like those cookie cutter homes, everything the same - lacks personality.  I don't think that Kat Von D (love her or hate her) would be where she was if she looked like every other bleached blonde in Hollywood.  She has personality and a unique funk.  And that, my friends, is what I strive for every day, minus the tattoos. 


Life With Captain Fussybuckets said...

agreed! Do what you want to do! I don't even read those! Your blog looks great!

Brenda H said...

I agree... unique is good

Sophie said...

When I first started joining some of the bigger blogger communities I noticed that a lot of these blogs look exactly the same. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against the scrapbook look, but does every blog need to look like that. I can't tell one from another, even with a name, because they all look exactly alike. Exactly.

kara rane said...

hi Wendy-
keep being Y♡U - an original!

TheFrogBag said...

Yes! Well said.

Rachel's Giveaways said...

I get what you're saying, even though my blog probably falls into the cookie-cutter category. I like the scrapbooked look :) What drives me crazy is the little cartoon mom figures so many blogs have in the headers.

A lot of my blogging friends have these too, and that's fine for them, but I told the designer doing my makeover that I definitely don't want that! Bottom line - it's our blog, and the design should make us happy first and foremost.

trippingtiffies said...

I completely agree!