Saturday, March 01, 2008

Welcome To My New Design! Waddya Think?

Yes... After sixteen months of blogging In My Head, I have decided to blog out loud by Banging on My Drum. To me, blogging is therapeutic. Quite often, I ramble back to some of my old posts and laugh out loud while other times I cry. On days I feel down and out, I return to the posts I have written about my children and then I don't feel so bad.

Over the past number of months, I have experimented with different designs. I wanted to have one that best fit my mood and disposition. I think I may have found one that fits me to a tee... then again... I suppose that determination will be left up to you. I sincerely want and need your input since you will be reading it... Don't worry, I can take constructive critisism. If you hate it... Tell me please.

So... I am still the same ol' Dave with the same ol' attitude and quirky sense of humour so please don't strike me off your list thinking that I am someone else!

26 comments:

Akelamalu said...

Blimey I thought I'd hit a wrong button somewhere! It's very different! I have to say I find black backgrounds hard on the eyes but hey if you like it that's fine.:)

A Happy Downtowner said...

Wow! Edgy! Way cool man! I also thought I had hit the wrong button! LOL And yes, I also find the black background a tad hard on the eyes but then I need new glasses so that could be it too.

David Kim said...

Wow! What a surprise! It's different. That's for sure.

Mother of Invention said...

It's upbeat and very NOW! Yellow on black stands out the best of anything they say. Brave Dave to change! I am afraid to change it in case I lose some stuff or something, I'd not know how to recover it so I stay the same old, same old! And getting older every day!

A Happy Downtowner said...

Dave, it looks way much better from my laptop! Crisper, sharper, and it reads very well. I like the blue too, just the correct touches of it :)

Monika said...

The design is nice, but I hate reading with black background. My eyes will not adjust right away after reading text, and now I have stripes in my vision. Not funny, don't laugh.

happyone said...

I like your new design and I find reading on black easy.
I love changing the look of my blogs and do it quite often.

Wanda said...

Oh yes ~~ I think this is YOU! I love your new look ~ I think you picture fits it so well too!!

Yeah - it's fun to try new things, that's why I wanted to start a new blog - Wanda's World ~~ It's fun to express yourself in Blogland!!

Really UP BEAT !!

Gypsy said...

Well I LOVE it. It's very Gypsyish in the colour scheme and I love bright and colourful. I know a lot of people do hate black backgrounds but my template was done for me and I have no idea how to change it.

I love the new name too. Bang on your drum and shout it out loud. Dave is back in town. Yeehah!

Janice Thomson said...

Awesome Dave! What a neat surprise to open your blog today. Sometimes we just need a change and this must have been yours. Love it!

Jocelyn said...

I just hope that's YOU wearing a wig and banging on that drum.

It's great.

geewits said...

Okay, you asked for it: I personally do not like reading reverse type. I prefer a light background with dark print. It bothers my eyes for some reason. The rest of it looks fun, though. I guess I'm in the minority.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Okay, Critical Squirrel says, "If you think this is you, then we have nothing to say cause you know who you are ........except we notice the drummer's got long hair and er...you...er don't?"

I can dig it. I have had a black phase too in my life. Rawk on, Dave.

Josie Two Shoes said...

I was delightfully surprised to open your new page today! I think we all go thru phases and our blogs are such an intimate reflection of ourselves that we need to "redecorate" them to correspond. I've switch mine from mellow to bold and back again, and I'm sure I will continue. I like the new title, it suits you! This is your spot and we're along for the ride, so do it in the way that feels right for you - I had no trouble reading it. But then people groaned when my background was black too. :-)

monsoon-dreams said...

hi dave,
thats a surprise!your new template is good except for the black background which makes reading a bit tiring for the eyes.dont worry,keep it if u like it.i'll read ur posts ,no matter what the template is!thats for sure:-)

Jazz said...

Nice. The only problem I have though, if I can make a suggestion, is to make the colour of your blogroll a little lighter. That blue against the black is really hard to read...

Otherwise, I wanna know how to do that!

Julie at Virtual Voyage said...

WOW - stunning impact, Dave! Literally upbeat.

I've really enjoyed messing about with blog colours and formats over the last few months - find if I sit with one for awhile it gradually 'tells me' what needs changing.

There's no roolz that say things have to be set in concrete!?

Black - on the positive side, I found it can really add 'throw' to some photos. Could have a colour theme for each month, of course....:)

quintarantino said...

Great changes going on around here.
New look? Not bad at all.

Becky Wolfe said...

Lovin the new look. I felt lost for a moment but yep, I can see it expresses your far more creative and outgoing personality even more!

Cheryl said...

It's bright and vibrant. I do like it! So...ban your drum. I'll be listening.

Greeneyes said...

love it , a change is as good as a rest , keeps it fresh , I love the pic too , it all is super. and if anyone has difficulty seeing on the black (not me) they can highlight with their mouse the section they are going to read it reverses it (same way if one were going to copy )
anyway you have a BANG on Day and keep beating that drum.
Take care

abbagirl74 said...

Honestly, I don't care for black backgrounds because it makes my eyes go wonky. But I totally love everything else. What about a nice dark blue?

heiresschild said...

So... I am still the same ol' Dave with the same ol' attitude and quirky sense of humour so please don't strike me off your list thinking that I am someone else!

how could we strike you off of our lists because then we'd be striking off your beautiful personality and quirky sense of humor, and we wouldn't want that. LOL

i had seen this last week, but you hadn't posted anything yet. i like it, although the colors might be hard on some people's eyes (to read). the yellow print on the black background you can see pretty good. i used to change my blog design every week up until november when i switched to the one i have now.

I LOVE THE NEW LOOK AND THE NEW NAME!

Sandy said...

Dave...I love your new design...looks very good on you!!

sandy

alicesg said...

Something different. I thought I visited the wrong blog...lol. A nice different design. I guess we should change our blog designs as and when we feel like and according to our moods. :) Well Done.

Portia said...

vibrant! lively! perfect for banging on your drum..i love it:)