Lately this thing is bugging me. My blog is not what stands out. It’s the design that impresses people in the first place.
The design, which I cannot take any credit of.
I usually include the address of this blog right below my signature in all emails — personal or professional. Recently, Taylor Norrish, Founder of PrintFriendly, happened to contact me for some reason and I included the link in my first response. He was amazed at my blog. But what he loved most was the unique design. That’s actually when the thought struck me. Then I went through my previous feedback received through this blog and on Facebook about this blog. Most of them were talking about my recently activated theme.
Of course, Taylor, among others, did praise of my blog contents but they always came second. First of all, they talk about my blog’s look. This makes me think, nobody likes my blog in the first place. They love the design and then they read a couple of posts before deciding to follow or move away.
I didn’t design the theme of this blog. So when someone commends the design, I don’t really feel nice. It’s rather like, “okay design is taking all the credits!” I’m not complaining. It’s a fact that nobody has anything to do about.
It’s also disappointing, you know. I really wish I could design. But designing requires creativity. I believe — and somewhere I read — designing is not just knowing the tools, it’s also using creativity to manipulate the tools to come up with something brilliant.
Alas! I’m not talented in designing field.