Design Inspiration

I have really changed up the colour scheme and edited the “About” section quite a lot. Having the peer review was nice and I’m excited to hear what my next peer review will say about my blog. I hope as I produce a little more content as well, it’ll come together a little nicer. I have played with a couple fonts in Google fonts, but I might change it a little more going forward. I finally figured out how to make the text black so that everything is easier to read. Going into tutorial for Week 5 should answer a few more questions I have regarding the weird setup of how the menus work, but so far I like it.

I am also excited to start seeing how my blog progresses. Once I post a couple things to my blog section, I would like to post them on Facebook and see the comments I get. I expect a lot of constructive criticism and welcome it. I’m curious to know if anyone else will be reaching out their content onto their social media. I think my last couple goals for this week is to tidy up my Instagram for this blog, add a few captions, and start gaining a following, just to see what happens. I could promote it on Facebook along with my blog posts when I decide to post it and see how that will help gain my following.

I have gotten a lot of inspiration from a friend’s blog; https://ashleyogilvie.com/

My time online is usually spent on social media, music, email, assignments for school, or shopping. I have found that I don’t spend a lot of time on other blogs, but that is not to say I don’t like reading them. One in particular that I have mentioned before in previous posts has been on my friend Ashley’s blog. I like it because she’s hilarious, has an interesting perspective, and really creates her own voice. It’s almost poetic. I think a lot of people can relate to her posts and what she says because it’s so realistic and down-to-earth that a lot of people can put themselves in her place.

Design wise, she did this cool thing where she wrote what the reading time is. Her about section generates this site as a conversation, not just a one-way author writes for the reader kind of relationship. And above all, I love how she’s incorporated an inspiring quote right under her about section.

I’m not sure if she ever took Publishing 101, much less minored in Publishing at all. She already graduated and it’s been interesting to read about her life once in a while since that’ll be me next year. It’s a really simplistic look, which I feel inspired by, because it draws a lot of attention to what’s in the writing. I think besides what I’ve already mentioned what I go online for, and to read the news, I definitely get a lot of inspiration looking at her blog.

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