Blog-identity Crisis!!


I have been blogging for 30 days now and suddenly I’m having a blog-identity crisis!!

I have changed the theme on my WordPress blog, I am going to change the main focus of the blog (more on that later)…

And now, I need a redesign!!

I found this header below (pics from Flickr with the name of my blog) and I need some feedback!! Would this make a good header? If not, what would??!!!

Who really liked the brown and pink…I could go back??!!

I’m so indecisive right now!!

G letter o letter i letter N G Fabric letter C letter A Caslon metal type letter Z 79/365 : Project 365 : February 26 2011 excvlamation mark ! exclamation ring W A letter N letter N letter A letter O question mark ? exclamation mark !

Here are some others I found…

I really like the tornado, but I can’t figure out how to make it into a header 🙁

This blue looks pretty cool when it’s stretched into a header.

I have a love affair with sunflowers…they were even in my wedding!!

This one totally sucks you in when it’s stretched into a header. 😉

This one is really pretty, just random…

Yep, my favorite…ho-hum…

Of course, I could go the personal route…really kinda thinking about that!! Besides, who wouldn’t want to see this face every day on the internet??!!!


  1. Material Girl Green says:

    I totally understand where you’re coming from! I started blogging 3 weeks ago and I feel like I need to go a different route! The ‘theme of my blog is about green-living but I’m not a 1-dimensional person so I’m thinking my blog shouldn’t be either. I’m slowly trying to branch into new things, like more personal posts and food/recipes. I want to change my blog design and create a button but I’m so blog illiterate that I’m just sticking with a pre made layout for now. I would like to join the newbie blog hop when they linky opens!

    ps I’m a new follower to your blog 🙂

    • janet says:

      Great!!! The linky will be open at 9pm CST tonight and will stay open until midnight on Wednesday…WELCOME!!!
      You are going to meet some great Newbie bloggers!! Kristin from The Clever Neighbor made my new header and she’s working on a background for me. I made my third button today!!! If you want help with a button, let me know!!!!

  2. If there is one like you really like – the tornado for instance – you could always turn it into a weekly themed blog hop or something. Just a thought 🙂


    • janet says:

      What a great idea!!!!!

  3. Echo says:

    I’ve been blogging since Feb. and I’ve changed my look 4 or 5 times I think! lol

    And I have to say, WOW! you’ve only been blogging for a month and you have sooo many followers! You’ve got to tell me your secret! 🙂

    • Echo says:

      Oh yeah, I’m a new follower too!

      • janet says:

        Thanks!! Following back!!

    • janet says:

      Come join my Newbie Blog Hop on Wednesdays (linky opens on Tuesday nights) and we all help each other out!!

  4. Kathy says:

    I know what you mean. I find a theme I like then find another that I think will work better. Now I am not so sure. It is like going out. You always change your outfit at least 3 times before you are okay with your look. 🙂 Your son is PRECIOUS!

  5. I can so relate….I started blogging in June and was specifically to couponing but found I love the review and giveaway route as well…just modified my name too….good luck.

    • janet says:

      I could really see how reviews and giveaways would be much more fun than coupons. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my coupons!!! But, I would also love to give things away all the time…much more excitement!!

  6. I have been there too! I was always comparing my blog to another bloggers, who’s was so professional looking. I was then given a tip which was to pick 3 things that said something about me. I chose books, travel and the colour pink. I got in touch with a girl who does backgrounds for free and for fun. , and the rest is history.

    I would go along the same lines and make it personal to you. Maybe change the font title and center it. If you are keeping same theme, it could relate to family, shopping & something that defines you, being you.

    Your blog is still great. x

    • janet says:

      Thank you so much!!! I looked at the site and they are so cute!!

  7. Kristin W says:

    I made you a sort of fan banner to cheer you up!

    I know you will figure something out soon! I love the image text you made!

    • janet says:

      You totally rock, K!! I wish you could just design my whole page!!!

      • Kristin W says:

        We should try and work together!

        • janet says:

          That would be great!! You should put together a “how to” for how you did that header!! I love it!!!

  8. Mary says:

    I agree. You should go with the personal route. It gives your blog a bit more personality too cause there wouldn’t be another header out there with your son’s pic on it. I’ve changed my design on my blog several times already and I’m still thinking about changing it (again). Good luck!

    • janet says:

      It’s such a decision!! Like naming your child or something…almost… 😉

  9. Angie says:

    I like the more personal..your baby is super cute! 🙂

    Good luck.. I”m very indecisive too! :/

    • janet says:

      Thanks!! I really like your header so maybe I will go personal…hubby said he was okay with it!! 🙂

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