Thursday, May 12, 2016

ArmchairBEA: Aesthetics

Today's ArmchairBEA topic is all about aesthetics. How do I look? I don't know about you, but I look GREAT!! 

The Books:

You know, I'm not picky when it comes to the look of my books. (You did read about what my bookshelf looks like in yesterday's post, right?) I mean, it would be nice if the covers matched in a series, if they were all hardback (or paperback as the case may be) or just... you know... matched. But, if they don't then... eh. Whatever. It's annoying, but not overly. For me. Anyway. But I'm not a perfectionist type and so things like that don't bug me too much. 

As for the cover matching the content. Yeah, that's always nice. But I usually don't pay enough attention to the cover to really think about it that much. Gosh, I'm such a shallow cover person type! 

The Blog:

Now, when it comes to my blog, yeah, I want it to look nice. I really love the clean look and I like blue because everyone tends to like blue, so that's why it's white, with a little bit of blue and splash of red. When I first went white, I thought it was too much, but I've gotten used it and really enjoy it now. Awhile back I went from three to two columns and that's been good. And I got rid of a ton of stuff in my side bar. The top menu is still a bit crazy though. So far, not crazy enough for me to get rid of it.  

I don't think a whole lot about branding I guess... but I do want to have a distinctive conversational very informal style. And I think that comes across pretty well for the most part. 

I don't know. What do you think? And do you concentrate on branding? And the look of your blog?


  1. I love the clean look of your design. It's easy on the eyes. I can find what I'm looking for and the colors are crisp and clean as well. Yeah, I'd say you're looking good as well ;-)

  2. I'm totally a book cover snob! There's just something about a pretty cover that I love. ;)

    I really like the "white" for a blog too. For me, it's the look I strive for (which is, hopefully, professional - because I take blogging seriously as well as it being a hobby - and welcoming).

  3. I don't worry about branding at all. Your blog looks great. I like that you've kept it mostly the same. Familiar.

  4. I think your writing style on your blog is very conversational. I'm always jealous of how easy it looks for you because I have such a hard time with it. I feel like I have to write so formally because of my days as a technical writer. It's been so hard to break.

    I always look at covers. It's usually what catches my eye even before the title or the author or the synopsis. So, covers need to draw me in or I might pass the book by.

  5. You definitely have the conversational style! It's fun.



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