Friday, March 26, 2010
Bye Bye Pink...
So did you notice?
After a couple (few?) years of a hot pink blog, I've changed the look. It was time.
When I was still living at home as a teenager, my room was pink. I mean, really pink! Pink walls...pink bedding (including a canopy), and pink carpet that went a third of the way up the wall. Remember when that was in? Shudder...
Anyway, I loved it at first, but then there came a time when every time I walked into my room I felt like I was walking into Barbie's dream house (sans the heart-shaped hot tub). Pretty soon, I had to suppress a gag every time I stepped into that giant pink bubble.
Then I moved out and got married. And for years I avoided pink. Until I had my daughter. Then I fell in love with the color again, especially hot pink. The bolder and brighter, the better. And the reason I chose hot pink for my blog was because I considered myself a "chick lit" writer. And everyone knows chick lit writers are all about pink (think Legally Blonde, here). And for a long time, it was all good.
But I've changed my mind. No, not because Chick Lit has now been dubbed by some editors as a naughty word and I don't want to be associated with it in any way, but because, frankly, I just got sick of pink. I'm really liking the softer, more subdued colors. It's a nice change.
So what do you think? Do the colors seem like "Me?" How did you decide on the colors and layout of your own blog?