Monday, 14 September 2015

A New Design, A New Me

You may have noticed recently that I've been chopping and changing my blogs design to no end, all in a bid to discover my own individual image. There are so many fantastic blogs out there nowadays, which makes it extremely difficult to stand out as a person, and I for one have found it really gruelling to discover and create something unique. Finally, I believe I've found a design that I love, and that fits me and my personality perfectly

I first started writing 'AmyloosWorld' when I was just 15, I'm now 20, and in that big chunk of time my tastes, and the things I love have changed dramatically. My original vision for this blog was to make it a space where you could find anything and everything. Like your imagination, the possibilities are endless. I didn't want to fit into a 'niche', because there were so many great things I loved and cherished in my world, to cut out any one of them seemed ludicrous to me. I feel like I've now achieved that vision in terms of my design, and I'm going to be working on making good quality content to match. I want to make this space a place that everyone can enjoy, that's the goal I'm still striving for. 

How frequently I post has also been a huge issue for me. And I know I say it over and over again...I'm sorry! Time management has never been one of my strengths, and I'm working on it, I truly am, its not something I find easy. But rest assured, that this blog is still something I deeply treasure, even if I have no time for it. My life has changed a lot, and a lot of the time I feel like I'm stretching (like that funny doll 'Stretch Armstrong'), and I've simply found myself investing most of my time on other things. Writing the first draft of my book is something I've really been concentrating on just lately, because like everything else, I want to take it seriously. I want to find more ways to interchange the things I'm currently doing, and making it relevant to the blog. If any of you have any advice on that, I would be most grateful. 

I have a little bit of advice of my own, for all the newcomers out there in the blogosphere. Don't fret about your image so much when you first start out. I'm a hardcore perfectionist, its who I am, I can't help it, its why I excel in creative subjects. But one thing I've learnt, is that its okay to not know 'who you are', that's something you can build up to, in gradual steps. There's no need to rush. Blogging should be an enjoyable experience for both you and your readers. Despite what anyone else says, it is possible to create professional designs using free software, you don't have to pay anyone to do anything. Its a matter of having patience, learning as you go along, and being determined. And that's the best advice I can give you. 

So what do you think about my new design? So far I've only managed to create the header, but the rest of the design will follow on from that main image. Personally, I love it! But I would, I'm biased. Let me know what you think, maybe give me some more ideas. Your never too old or too experienced to learn something new. 

Cheers! Here's to the future of 'Amyloosworld' 

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