I have been walking around for months, thinking I need to do something about this website. It needs an upgrade and I want that upgrade to happen soon. I more or less know what I want, I just have to sit down and DO it. I just have one small problem: time. I need to find the time to do it. I eventually will, but I hope that’s sooner rather than later.
There’s something else though that is a bit more complicated.
You see, when I started forming ideas on what I want my website to look like, I thought about my logo every time. My logo consists of a brilliant image Master T has made of me back in 2011, and the name of my blog. I have put the two together using a simple photo program and called that my logo.
I have been using the same logo from the end of February 2012, when I registered my domain. Master T has always said that I shouldn’t use anything else, that the image is too beautiful not to use. I have always agreed with him, and the image has sort of become the trademark for my blog, but recently I have been thinking about… yes, re-branding.
However, since the logo has been on there for so long, I was and am in doubt.
Then I had an idea…
Ever since I have seen the beautiful drawings of Quiller Costello I wondered if he would be willing to help me design a new logo. It took some weeks before I asked him and he said yes! Some weeks ago I sent him the image and many other images came back. A perfect line drawing of what I have now, a line drawing with color splashes, a line drawing without a head, with a head, with a shoulder, without a shoulder. Quiller was SO patient every time I asked him to try something else. I am forever thankful for all his help in this!
Eventually I decided on something – no, I am not going to reveal it just yet – but I needed some expert advice. I manipulated some of Quiller’s designs (only adding my website name to it), and sent him four, not telling him which one I liked best. Imagine my surprise when he favored exactly the same one as I did.
I think I have made a good choice, but I am still a bit reluctant to make the change.
After 6 years of using the same image as logo, I wonder if it would hurt my site if I change to something else. Then again, changing it might just be a positive thing. I trust it will be, and to make the change less ‘shocking’, I want to change the logo at the same time I change the design of this blog. I think that’s the best way to go about it.
Back when I started blogging I never thought about a logo. On Blogger I didn’t even had one and when I moved over to WordPress, all I did was to put an image in the sidebar – the same image that’s now in the logo.
After so many years, it’s time to finally have a real logo, right?
As always, I would love to hear your thoughts on this!
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