When I started this blog nearly two years ago, I had no idea what I was doing, but I wanted to be able to get posts up quickly and easily and not fuss with the tech stuff. (Ironically enough, since I’m kind of a dork with that kind of stuff.) And so, I started my blog on Tumblr, and it served me well. I met some amazing people through Tumblr and I consider it the gateway drug to more traditional/long-form blogging.
I’ve learned a ton about blogging since then, and I wanted to give WordPress and all of its bells and whistles a try. Plus, I’m excited for its native commenting system, which is much more straightforward than Disqus is on Tumblr. (It’s still up now, but once the migration is 100% complete, I will be switching to the native WordPress commenting system.)
I wish I had screenshots of early Losing Weight in the City. It was really simple–green background with white letters, changed a few months later to pink background with white letters. Last year, I designed a header myself:
I thought it wasn’t bad for my designing it myself, but after a few months, I wanted something more. I put a lot of time and effort into my blog, and I wanted the design to reflect that. I started e-mailing with Blain and Kevin (who designed Tina’s, Sarah’s and Caitlin’s blogs.) They were really patient with my somewhat nitpicky questions and requests, and I am so happy with the finished product that you are looking at right now.
I hope that my header (and my blog in general) convey that I have fun in the city and still manage to stay healthy.
So, what do you think???