Monday, July 20, 2009

Let Me Explain.

If you follow my blog and happened to check in at any point today, you probably noticed I changed my background.

Swing by a second time?  Yep, you caught me.  Changed the background twice.  

And if you visited me three times this fine Monday afternoon, you were a witness to the day I officially turned into the crazy blog background changing lady. (For the record, we need to get you a hobby if you came here three times.  I'm just saying.) 

I don't even know how this got started.  The white space on the side of my blog has been bothering me for awhile.  But for some reason, I woke up this morning and just couldn't look at it another minute longer.  I searched online and found an awesome tutorial which inspired me to quickly design a tile for my background.  

The problem was, one design turned into another and another and as you can see, I got a little carried away.

Looks like a lot of choices, doesn't it?  Plenty more where these came from, at last count I had 50 similar images cluttering up my computer desktop.

So I take these tiles, turn them into html code, insert the code into my template and eagerly wait for the background to appear on the blog.

Oh, dear lord, this is hideous.  Took this one down at lightening speed.  If you happened to check in and see this today, I hope I haven't scared you away forever.  I also hope that you still have your eyesight.  Busy, busy, busy.  I'm going to hold onto this design in the event my plan to run away and join the circus comes through.

Dark gray background?  Thought I'd give it a try.  This reminds me of something.  Something ugly.

I really wanted this design to work and played around with it the most.  I like the waves and the color, but it's pretty busy.  I don't feel finished with this option yet.

I am somewhat happy with the design I have up now.  Not perfect and it still needs work.  But it's better than the boring white that was there before.  It does seem to take longer to load now, and I don't like that.  I also don't like that the background design appears across the entire page as it is loading (instead of just the sides).  I'll work on it.

So don't be surprised next time you're here if things look a little different.  Chances are I'll be obsessively changing for the next few days.  And don't bother checking three times a day either to see how it's going.  Trust me, it's just not going to be that exciting.


  1. I've changed backgrounds quite often too, till I finally had to decide on something. There are just so many wonderful backgrounds to choose from! I like the one you have right now.

  2. So glad I am not the only one who does this. I am afraid however that my one follower came by when I was trying out a bright red background,
    ACK! Disaster.