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I want my blog to express who I am: A very simple person, with a splash of color. Every now and then I like to spice things up but not over do it.

I have always been a minimalist and I decided to translate that to the styling of my blog. Most of my blog is black and white with no background image, but it has a splash of color at the top with my header and the links are in color as well. My header, to me, shows my simplicity. Just a good sunset, natural hair, and some ice cream is all I need.

Though my page is simplistic, it did not just simply get that way. I have always thought myself to be really good with technology and websites, and figuring things out quickly. I mean I was definitely the MySpace queen! I made layouts for all of my friend’s pages and knew how to write code to add pictures, but since easy accessible networks such as Facebook, my skills have definitely gone down. I had to Google what a widget was exactly because our instructional video sort of confused me. I even called and asked a friend who was great with computers what a widget was, but still had to search it for myself. I looked at a few websites to see the top used in WordPress to get some ideas as well.

As we go on in the semester, I am sure I will change my theme a few times while I try to figure everything out, but I do want to keep the same type of idea in mind: a modern, simplistic, vast white space blog, with emphasis on pictures. Hopefully before the end of this class I will be able to look at my blog and be completely and totally proud of my creation! Until then, I will just have to keep working…and working…and working,

3 comments on “PLOT TWIST! We Are Talking About THEMES…”

  1. Teena, you aced this blog theme.

    It’s just the right amount of color. I can definitely see you being a MySpace queen, buried in HTML code all night to make that perfect page!

    I especially like your picture. It’s summery and light, goes well with your writing.

    Great job!

  2. “A very simple person, with a splash of color.” I love this, and it really is shown throughout your theme. I also went with a more simple look for my theme. Making sure a website or blog is easy to navigate is very important, and I think you did a great job with that.

  3. I love that you acknowledge the Myspace era and just how good a lot of people got with coding! I was good at it, too! It’s slightly disappointing that I’m not as code-savvy as I once was. We’re totally on the same boat.

    But I think you did a great job! You achieved exactly what you wanted: it’s minimal with a splash of color. It’s easy on the eyes and I love the font! I also love that the header is you. I always like when a blog has the photo of the blogger– it makes me feel more comfortable reading your words and conversing with you.

    Great job!

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