Oh hello, perfect Words... After Thursday's post, it's safe to say that you are awesome. I loved your comments. Many of you can clearly relate to my feelings about the semi-ridiculous online state of things. But this blog has always been a happy space for me. Needless to say, I was never really considering doing away with it entirely, but am looking for a way to make it work better for this new phase.
After having some time to think and play around and gather my thoughts, I know I will always like the challenge of blogging—of seeking out ideas and objects and finding ways to share them in a unusual and personal way. And that's just it. I like the making. I like the act of piecing a post together—of cutting things out and scooting them around the Photoshop file, playing with typefaces, adding and editing down to what I finally feel proud share. And the best posts? They take plenty of time, thought and consideration. But the effort is what makes it worthwhile...
With this in mind, things must change. It's time for the pace to become more considered and thoughtful. So, here I go. I'm taking that first step back to "slow blogging." What you'll find here is more design and less noise, more resources for you and less gimmicks (if there ever were any to begin with.) Off the top of my head, the Advice column will stay and continue in the vein of skill sharing. Words for the Week will still happen, although not every week. It seems like every blogger and their mother is working this kind of post, so I'll only be sharing "Words" that really, really resonate with me (like today!) Here goes nothing.
Agenda for the Week: (If I make a list, I'll have to commit!)
- Playlist: July (Finally!)
- Curated: A Modern Sophisticate's Dinner Party (color palette and presentation inspired by some kickass packaging design I found)
- Advice: With free .PSD and .PNG downloads of standard black and white social media buttons, possibly a template for sidebar headers, and some tips on how to install them. Everyone is always asking about them, and I'm happy to share the wealth if it helps others get started.
Thanks for reading, commenting, and the words of encouragement. It's always nice to know I'm not alone in my thoughts. Have a wonderful week, everyone!