The Life of Bon: New Look

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Look

I vamped up the blog a bit.  Did you notice?  The change was sparked by my best friend, CrazyA. 
"Do you know what you could do to get more people to your blog, Bonnie?" She said as we casually flipped through the channels.
"What?  Wait- stop there- I think that was The Kardashians".  Sometimes I don't pay attention.
"You could make it look less ghetto." Amy told me authoritatively.  "I've seen a lot of blogs that look really cute and yours doesn't look that way."

And that was the end of that conversation.

Sometimes the truth hurts, people.

So, in attempt to make my blog look "less ghetto" I decided to do a little remodeling.

I discovered something very interesting while remodeling a blog:  It is considerably less mess than remodeling a living room.  And considerably less money.

Four months ago in a fit of madness I painted my living room walls lime green.  Now our house looks like a casa en Mexico and I get a pounding headache anytime I sit on the couch for more than an hour, but I just don't have the energy or motivation to repaint it.  I get depressed everytime I think about it, in fact, because I have no hope that it'll look any better when I do paint it again.  I'm no good at decorating, you see.

That's why decorating a blog is fun.  If it doesn't look good, there's not that much at stake.  You just re-do it the next day.  No tired arms, no paint brush to rinse out, no furniture to move back in to place.

It took a bit more time than I was hoping, however.  I found a nifty little site explaining how to create your own cute and creative header.  I thought it'd be a piece of cake.  Unfortunately for me, I'm not an internet genius.  Consequentially, I spent two hours trying to create that stupid fruit header.  Next time I'm just paying $3 for a header. 

When Hubs came home from his rehearsel last night I announced proudly, "I redid the blog!  What do you think!" and opened my arm in a grand gesture to show him the blinking computer screen.

Hubs stared for a moment and then said something.  The wrong something. 
"What's with the fruit?"
"I like it.  I think it looks fun and welcoming." I tried to explain.
"Yah but is your blog about fruit?"
"No... it's about... well... I don't really know what it's about..."
"I just don't understand why you chose fruit."
That's when I snapped.  I don't have a lot of patience for people bashing on fruit, afterall. "Listen!  I've been working on that for two hours, it was extremely complicated and I am so tired so be nice about it!"
"Oh..."  Hubs wisened up "I love it..."

Sometimes guys just don't understand the importance of fruit at the top of a blog, do they?



    Best website ever. :) You're welcome.

  2. I've been reading your blog for a couple of weeks and love your writing. But must agree the first thought I had when you redecorated was "whats with the fruit?" haha keep up the writing, it makes me smile! (maybe a cartoon of a cute teacher for your header, it would at least make sense) ;)