Making Fresh Bagels

I'm thinking of doing a blog redesign. On one hand, it seems kind of silly to me, since I'm barely writing here these days and if there are no new words, what does it matter what format they're displayed in? But on the other hand, I'm just feeling like the pink and green and flowers and all of this... It just seems a little too cutesy to me. I'm really more about bold primary colors and abstract shapes kind of person than a pastels and flowers girl. I don't know if it's even worth it, but these (things that are not) bagels seem to be a little stale and maybe we'd all like some fresh ones?

So I'm asking for your help. If you read this in a reader, if probably won't matter to you. But if you come to the site, what would you like to see? Is there anything annoying about the blog right now? You know, aside from my obnoxious experimentation with the English language and, uh, the content. Does the font drive you crazy? Is Disqus awful? Do you care about knowing which blogs I read? That kind of thing.

Maybe I'm just tying to trick myself into thinking the blog is NEW and SHINY again so I'll post more. I don't know. But if you have experience with design or have opinions about other people's blogs, let me know what you think.

And while we're here, talking about the nuts and bolts of blogging, why DON'T we talk about content? Is there anything you want to hear more about? Are there things I've done in the past that you'd like to see more of? Have I promised to tell you a story that I never actually told (I make  a lot of promises)? Because I'm ALWAYS looking for things to write about. I mean, mostly I blog for me and I'm excited when people read. But, obviously, I also blog for an audience or I would be writing in a journal on my purple couch all alone.

So. Let me know. Or don't. I mean, I don't want to pressure you or anything. But. Yeah. Help?


  1. I don't love the flowers. But then again, I'm new here and I don't know if they match your personality or not. If you say they don't I trust you. A new coat of paint always brings life to a house. Give it a try, it cant hurt!

  2. i don't care about the flowers, but i do like the off white background to the writing, restful for the eyes.

    maybe if you did a bit of a redesign you would be inspired to write? like when you get a new notebook.

  3. I think a new blog design will totally give you a boost. I've been wanting to revamp mine but I have this ghastly fear of html and all things tech. I'd say if you do a redesign you should move to wordpress. That's what all the cool people do. Obviously I haven't done it yet, but it is a goal. And I like Disqus.

  4. I think of you as pink and green because this is how I met you--this site, but I know you now, and think you're more red. Don't know why, so take that with a grain of salt. Maybe celery salt since that stuff is like magic and should be on everything.

    I like when you ramble. I like the way you ramble and get tangential and not just because it reminds me of the way I think.

    Purple couch. Man... someday I want to meet that couch. Is that weird?