Friday, September 6, 2013

I Gave My Blog A Makeover!

PEOPLE, FOLLOWERS, CITIZENS OF THE INTERNET! I have redesigned my blog, all by myself!I'm so proud! Seeing as I'm really horrible at Photoshop, and HTML, and everything like that, I'm surprised at how the header turned out!

Here's my new header! 
With my "amazing" photo editing skills, this is what I made. I included the two things I love to do--play piano (and music in general), and read. The font that my blog title is written in came off of

Now, you can see a before and after pic of my blog!

This is what my blog looked BEFORE the makeover:

I was using the basic stuff on blogger. I actually really liked the background, but you can't change the color, and it didn't look right with the header I made, so I chose a different one instead--which is a completely different color, might I add!

And now, this is what my blog looks like AFTER the makeover!

I think it looks pretty different from the old one. I kept the same basic template, but changed the fonts and colors. And if you can see, I got a blogger button! So you can grab that if you want :)


Along with a blog button, I changed the symbols I use to rate the books I read in reviews. Instead of the simple ALT+14, I made actual button-like music note symbols. You can see them on the left side bar, or in my next review!

So, that's the makeover my blog got. I know it's not as great and amazing as those people that are really good with HTML and Photoshop, but I'm proud of it, and I like. That's really all that matter's, right? 

Later on, I'll be making a new signature, changing it from this: 
To something that looks cooler and actually has my name, Erica, rather than my blog name. I'll also maybe make my own social media buttons, instead of using the generic ones you find on Google. 

Now, onto an update on things. I have a couple of reviews written, but they don't go up until October and November for...reasons. I finished reading The Collector by Victoria Scott, and I'll be writing a review for that and posting it up sometime soon! 

I've been off my blog for a little bit, trying to get reorganized and find better scheduling with school. I think I've got it figure out though. I saw a couple of bloggers that I follow creating up a weekly schedule. If you check out Crystal at Crystal in Bookland or Nova at Musings of a Blogder, they've had a post that talked about a weekly schedule. I'm thinking of making one of my own! I'll show it to you guys when I have it ready. 

Also, as you can see from above, that I play instruments. Would any of you be interested in hearing the songs and instruments I play? I could create a YouTube channel and also post them up on my blog every once in a while. I think Eileen at ***Singing and Reading in the Rain*** does her singing covers sort of like that. 

I appreciate the input and you'll be seeing a lot more of me! Promise! I know I always say this in every update, but seriously, with me making a weekly schedule, I'll be so much more organized and post WAY more. 

BYE! ♥