Monday, September 1, 2008

new look

There's a new look around here, and I'm still pondering whether it works for me.

I'll leave it up, and see if it grows on me. Or maybe I'll get crazy with that lasso tool and put something else up. If it makes you dizzy, do share. I don't want to be responsible for the odd headache or seizure just cause you're trying to figure out whether that's a giant purple Christmas ornament or an eggplant flying across the sky. (BTW, it's the latter.)

I hope everyone else has better weather than we're having. It's fifty degrees and my visiting parents are threatening to turn the gas fireplace on. Good thing it's September. It'd be truly ridiculous to do something like that in August...

6 comments:

the larsons said...

It's definitely clever and surreal and fun to look at. I guess it depends on what YOU like best and whether you are trying to appeal to a certain type of audience outside your circle of friends. If the latter: The new look does scream "I have fun with food and can show you how, too," while the old look is more, "Visit here to get closer to food as it is grown." Those aims could be mutually exclusive, or work hand-in-hand. Essentially, if you are trying to appeal to those who don't know you, you are creating a brand. The jury is out as to whether blogs are more successful branded or unbranded. One popular one that Marian links to is called Dooce and doesn't seem that branded -- but I think the couple quit their day jobs, their blog was so popular.

the larsons said...

So my conclusion is that it's mostly about content. If your banner isn't confusing or turn off readers in other ways, I don't think it matters. And changing it up periodically is, I think, totally a good thing, regardless.

JGH said...

As someone who has yet to figure out a customized banner (beyond a photo) I'm really impressed! I liked the old one, too.

noble pig said...

I am so in love with your Mobile of Zucchini! So, dang cute!

I like it...no seizure's here.

MissoulaChick said...

I liked the previous one better (the vertical photo montage). This new look has a very "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Garden" thing going for it that sort of weirds me out.

Call me a killjoy if you want.

African Kelli said...

flying eggplant? I love it. That's my vote.