It’s About That Time
Ever since I was a kid, positive change has brought me great happiness. To this day, I delight in drastically changing my hair style, color, or cut and love rearranging the furniture or reorganizing my cabinets. Being static–or stagnant–just isn’t my thing.
Which explains why if you stopped by Book, Line, and Sinker yesterday you might have been treated to bizarre new layouts and themes that looked a bit wonky. I’m trying out some new ideas for my book blog and hope you’ll bear with me during the next few weeks.
I’m looking for a more dynamic and attractive layout with some nifty features for readers and lurkers. I’ve also been hunting around for professional help–no, not that kind–to bring a nice aesthetic to my slice of the web. If you have any recommendations, let me know!
I want to keep my layout clean and as uncluttered as possible, but would love to add some fancier features. I’m thinking about a Flash header that will slowly scroll through a few photos associated with my blog or my posts, snapshots of posts instead of lengthy posts taking up the entire front page, and other goodies. Of course I had to doodle out design ideas…here’s my favorite:
I’m toying with the idea of accepting book related advertisements but am not sure that there’s actually a market for it. I don’t want Google ads or anything like that but might be inclined to accept small buttons for a ‘Sponsors’ section in my sidebar that would turnover on a monthly basis. 99% of the book blogs I visit don’t have adverts, but I don’t mind the ones that do. Are adverts a deal-breaker for you? Are they the ultimate sign of a blogger selling out?
For now, there are only three things you can bank on: My blog name will stay the same, I’ll still rant, rave, and carry on about books and life, and I will not, under any circumstances, assault you with my iPod playlist when you stop by for a visit. Everything else is being left up to the Muses.