A NEW DESIGN + I NEED YOUR HELP [choosing a header]

Saturday, February 10, 2018

GUYS WHAT EVEN HAPPENED AROUND HERE??? ITS SO DIFFERENT but I tottaallyy love it! xD i've been planning this change since the beginning of the year and after going back and forth over which template to choose (I ended up changing it up a ton anyways, like I always do oops) but legit, I finally got around to changing it

BUT. I KINDA HAVE A PROBLEM.

see, I made these two headers, okay? and I loved them both so much that I went around and asked my fam what they thought. LEGIT NO ONE COULD DECIDE and when people finally did, it was seriously even with both of the options

SO I NEED YOUR HELP. (I temporarily put one up here on the blog until I can finally decide btw lol) but anyways, here are the headers i made:
 this one
and this one

i may or may not end up deciding myself in the end if it's close again, but hey, I really want to see which one you guys like best xD so comment below with all the opinions!!

p.s. sorry this post is shorter but hahaha I've been spending all my spare time working on this thing and i plan on spending today REEADDINNG (among other things) cuz guys ITS SATURDAY!! -- have an awesome weekend you peeps <33


NAME 1 THING YOU WANT TO ACCOMPLISH TODAY?
WHICH HEADER IS YOUR FAV?? [help]

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  1. I like the look around here. Awesome job. As for the header, I like them both a lot. If I had to choose, I'd choose the second one, but that's just me. I think they both look awesome.

    One thing I want to accomplish today is the edits my beta-readers have given me. *crosses fingers*

    Have an awesome day!

    ~Ivie|Ivie Writes

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    1. eeep, Ivie, thank you!! I'm super happy with it and (ikr, I seriously could not decide which isn't normal for me XD) thank you!! guess I can't really go wrong with either one anyways now that I think about it #ohwell XD

      that is an /awesome/ goal! GO GET IT DONEEE *cheers for you*

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  2. I like the square header better--it seems more neat and clean imo, and it fits your gorgeous blog better. :D

    Accomplish? I want to do my science test on genetics and make some collages for my novel. (YAYAYAY) XD

    I love the new look. :)

    D.G. Snapper | silverphoenixwriter.blogspot.com

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    1. I felt the same way, then everyone is like "but the round one is just casual cute" and I'm like *headdesk* haha. thanks for your help!!

      ohh yas. I actually like science tests?? idk why but it's just super interesting to me xD AND NOVEL COLLAGES. I really should do more of those cuz they just totally rock. you must show them on your blog!!

      eep, thx!!

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  3. GAH ITS SO CUTE. I definitely like the first one best, it doesn't take up as much space at the top which makes it less distracting but it's still cute and pretty, love the new design!!

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    1. AH, THANK YOU, HANNAH <33 ohh true point *nods* I do like that about it, for sure. thank you, girl!!

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  4. I like the first one! I think it looks more clean and ...professional? I can’t find the right words but it looks nice. xD

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    1. I HAD THE SAME THOUGHT but then i also love the other one?? *sigh* "I can't find the right words" << pretty sure that explains it xP haha, thanks, Katie! <33

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  5. OK WHY AND HOW ARE YOU SO AESTHETIC girl, those pictures and that side profile pic is like BLOGGER GOALS. This blog is sheer magic. <3

    and I personally like both but something about the second one takes away the strict linear lines on the blog.

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    1. AGH *melts* THX, ANNA <33 you guys make me so happy :''')

      lol, same. my bro is like: "DO TWO HEADERS" ha ha ha. and that is another truuee point (goodness, guys. stop giving good points to both headers -- jk jk, it's actually very helpful, so, THANK YOU <33)

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  6. Both are so pretty, but I really like the second one! Good luck choosing!! XD

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    1. thank you, Gray!! (and ahaha thanks I'll need it XD)

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  7. OOH. NICE. *applause* Tbh I'm having a dilemma over here because THEY'RE BOTH PINK. D: XD Buuuut if I had to choose I think the first one is better--although I have no clue why.

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    1. THANK YOU. oh yep that kind of is a problem (I was going to do grey but Ju was like "DO COLOR" so I went with it and it kind of stuck. which is odd, because I really don't normally like pink. at all. xP) and I feel the same way about the rectangle one, like I have no idea why i like it so much XD

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  8. OKAY BUT CAN I SAY HOW CLEAN AND AESTHETIC YOUR BLOG IS? IT'S LIKE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR. I could stay here forever.

    UGH, this is so hard because I love them both! At first, I thought the second one was a little busy... But then the first one looks a little boxy... So I think I'm going to go with the second one (even though they are both gorgeous!) because it's growing on me.

    xx Kenzie

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    1. AJLSKDJFLAKJLDK seriously, thank you, Kenzie. you guys make me so happy :''')

      SAAMEE. I have never struggled so much with deciding something like wut. agh, I love them both lol. thank you, girl! <33

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  9. okay not gonna lie I'M IN LOVE WITH THE SECOND ONE bc idk it's just so whimsical & fun to look at!! but hey you do whatever you think is better <33 I'd say pick the first one if you want more clean and professional looking + it also takes up less space at the top, haha.

    also eXcUsE mE SARAH CAN YOU STOP BEING SO AESTHETIC <3 <3 <3 <3

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    1. IT SEEMS LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE (but I still love the one I have up. help). truuee, but the cute professional is also nice?? #thestruggle

      UM I'LL TRY??? but lol, really, thank you name twin!! <33

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  10. THE CIRCLE ONE. THE CIRCLE ONE THE CIRCLE ONE THE CIRCLE ONE.

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  11. The square one looks too clean cut and... I don't know... Bossy? The other ones likes more friendly and laid back.

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    1. ohh really?? bossy, huh. first time I've heard that one LOL. but I do agree that the round one is more friendly, but I do like the more professional cute of the square one??

      I may have to toss them both in a hat and choose one hahaha

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  12. I'm dying! Your design is food for my hungry, aesthetically fed eyes. <3 <3 <3 Man, girl. Both of the headers are great. I really don't know. I guess I'll say the circle one.

    ~ Ella Marie

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    1. *melts* AWWE. Ella, thank youuu <33 hahaha same. I keep looking at them like "idk. I really don't know xD" thank, Ella!

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  13. I like the one you currently have on your blog (the first one).

    www.hiswordsinscribed.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you!! I love it also, but also the other one?? haha #thestruggle XD

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  14. I like the second one better, but they're both so nice.

    Today I plan to sit right here and watch the Olympics and read ^_^ And probably write a blog post. Yeah.

    ~ Abby

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    1. haha, at least you guys can actually decide I'm having such trouble with it XD

      that sounds super nice and relaxing tho HOPE IT WAS AWESOME <33

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  15. One thing I want to accomplish today: First draft of a writing project that's due in a week... yikes!

    Both of those headers are so cuuuuute! I really like the circle one though, because it's whimsical. But either you choose will look great. This new design looks amazing by the way. :)

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    1. YOU CAN DO IT!! *cheers*

      I knnooowwww heelppp XD I feel the same way, but I love the professional and clean feel of the other one?? haha. thank you so much, Rosie! <3

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  16. Well, today I need to finish my review of Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller, and hopefully I can find a way to watch the Olympics online. :P
    But I think I like the circle one more! Although it WAS hard to decide, they both look great! :)
    And HOW do you make headers? And where do you put them? I have a blogspot blog, but I have no idea how to replace the title of my blog with a picture. How did you get it to look so nice? I need help! D:

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    1. oohh yas a book to read. books are amazing XD

      haha, well thank you so much for helping me out!! I still haven't totally decided yet, but I will (at some point hahaha)

      ohh okay. So, I make my headers on a program I have, BUT you can make them on other programs like Canva. I totally recommend Canva.

      TO MAKE HEADER:
      go to canva.com and sign up (it's totally free and amazing). once you are on there, look up in the top right corner and hit the "customized size" or whatever it says there, I forget haha. I'd recommend 850x275. From there they have font layouts where you can replace it with your blog title and tons of neat stuff on here! when you are finished, download it

      to upload header: in your blogger dashboard go to layout and look for the gadget under HEADER. click edit on that gadget. there is an area to upload your image. BEFORE you upload your image, select the "instead of title and description" button. THEN upload the header and hit save.

      I checked out your blog, and one problem you will have with your header will be because your blog background is grey. if you can make it white, it would be way easier. Otherwise, it'll look like a block on your blog. I'd also recommend free templates online, or if you purchase something off etsy they'll do the installing for you! hope this helps!

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    2. Sorry to step in, but I wanted to also recommend Ipiccy for headers. I make mine there sometimes. I've gone through quite a few headers and I'm thinking of redoing my blog again. XD

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    3. thank you for the suggestion, Ivie!! I haven't tried Ipiccy (I used to use Picmonkey before they started charging) but I've heard good things about Ipiccy! aw yus -- you should totally do it!! designing blogs is so much fun, I like changing mine up a bit every once in a while XD

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    4. Awesome! Thank you so much for all this advice!

      I thought I did change it to white a while ago, so I wonder why you're seeing it as gray. Oh boy. 😳 I'll have to work on it. But thank you!

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    5. Thank you SO MUCH for all the advice! :D
      I made a couple of headers on Canva but now I can't decide between them either. XD.
      It's at the end of this post if you want to help me. :P Here's the link:
      https://frozenbooksblog.blogspot.com/2018/02/my-completed-series.html#more

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    6. ooohh okay I def like the first one best. either are great, but that one is my fav -- I love how they turned out!!

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    7. Thank you! :D I love the first one better too I think, but I might end up going with the second one since more people I've asked seem to like it better cuz it's easier to read. IDK yet. :/

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  17. *flails forever* How is your blog so pretty?! #goals

    I vote for numero one, but they're both gorgeous! :)

    Liv // livkfisher.blogspot.com

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    1. *flails with you* AW GOODNESS, LIV thank you!! <33

      haha, seriously, you guys are just as even as my fam in deciding XD but thank you so much, girl! <3

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  18. I definitely like the one you currently have up. THIS LOOKS AMAZING!!!!!!!!! Your photography. GAH. it's my Valentine lol. Keep it up! <3

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    1. haha I'd have to count the votes, but everyone seems pretty even on either one and I'm pretty sure I'd be find with either one, so?? BUT EEP. THX, AMANDA <33

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  19. AHHHHH SARAHHHH!!!!! THIS IS SO CUTE. Like, WHAAATTT. Seriously, your new design is so aesthetically pleasing i can't even. *my heart*

    I really really REALLY like the first (rectangle) header BUT ACTUALLY IDK cuz they're both super cute and special. XD And I hate decisions so I feel your pain, girl. Haha, have fun choosing. ;P lol

    ♥ Emma Joy

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    1. AHHHHHHH EMMA. THANK YOU. I just can't even with you all thannk youuu :'''')

      SAME. I maayy be leaning towards that one but everyone also seems to like the circle one?? goodness. and ha ha ha, thanks so much for that ITS SO HARD TO DECIDE xD but seriousness, thanks loads, Emma! <33

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  20. DEFINITELY OPTION NUMBER ONE THE RECTANGULAR ONE. The one you have now. HOW DO YOU MAKE SUCH EPIC HEADERS THEY ARE SO GORGEOUS!! :D

    - lisa @ inkwell

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    1. LOL I'm just laughing over here as you guys are all like "THIS ONE" to both options. SEE WHY I CAN'T DECIDE?? but I do love this one but iddkkkk.

      AND AW THANK YOU haha I guess I've had practice after all these years of blogging?? XD but thank you for saying so!! <3

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  21. Bothe are beautiful buuuuuut if I was putting on of these on my blog I would use the round swirly one. Just because it suits my style! Helpful?

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    1. haha that probably is my problem: they BOTH are my style. maybe what I'll end up doing is have this one up for a while then change to the other one?? and yes that was super helpful, thanks, Hannah! <33

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  22. wow, Sarah, the new blog design is just GORGEOUS!

    (I like the first header best)

    cheers.
    k.

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    1. awwe, thank you, Keira!! I'm super happy with it XD

      and thaankk youuu I reaaally love that one too. also, I really should calculate up the votes from you guys.. xD

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  23. I LOVE the first, and your new pic makes you look so..grown up..? Haha Idk but you look different somehow. xDD

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    1. aw, thanks, Paige!! and lol, I hope that's a good thing?? *grin*

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  24. THE FIRST ONE. Idk but I love it BUT THE SECOND ONE IS COOL TOO (sry, I'm not being helpful XD)

    Either way, they're GORGEOUS!! <33 Do you mind if I ask what you use to design them? I've recently starting loving graphic design more but I'm pretty clueless XP

    audrey caylin

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    1. LOL hey that's okay. I mean, /I/ can't make a decision, so (but I think I'm leaning towards the first, but goodness, IDK XD

      AWE thank you!! okay, so the program I use is called Drawplus X8 - it's on amazon for like $25, I think (my parent's got it for me for christmas and I LOVE it). But I also used my drawing pad. which I forget the name of. basically it's this black board with a pen that you plug into your laptop and you draw in the pad and it comes up on your screen -- a drawing tablet XD it's not needed for the program, but certainly enables you to do a ton more! basically, the program is awesome for the price (it's like meant for logo design and art stuff. and you can download fonts online and get them on there #lovvee let me know if you have any more questions about it!!

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  25. SARAHHHHHHH THE NEW DESIGN IS GORGEOUS!!!!! *all the heart eyes* I like them both SO MUCH, but the one you currently have up is probably my favorite.

    Maddy || Little Bit Of Sunshine

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    1. MADDY. THANK YOU! haha, I think I'm feeling the same way?? but what I'll probably end up doing it keep one up, and change it to the other in couple months XD

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  26. Oooh I love the new pretty design! I like both headers, but my eye was instantly drawn to the second one more.

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    1. eeeeeeeeeeeeppp thank you, Hannah! oohh well that's a good thing BUT I ALSO LOVE THE OTHER ONE? you guys keep making such good points for both options, so, THANK YOU <33

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  27. I like the square one (the one you currently have), but both are really cute. :))) Love the colors and font!

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    1. thank you, Allison!! I love both and you guys seem to so I suppose I really can't go wrong?? and awe thank you! I don't normally use pink, but hey, I actually liked it this time hahaha XD

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  28. The one you have now is the one I like.

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  29. I really like the first one, but the second one is super cute! And it kind of gives me more of an introverted-extrovert vibe, in my opinion? Cause the pink is kind of bright like an extrovert, but then the sketch-style circle around the title makes me think of being alone in the quiet of your room and drawing or writing ideas and circling ones you especially like. Just my thoughts! :) I love both of them!

    (Also, great job with Jonathan's new design! Both blogs are so lovely and beautiful and professional! I am so lost when it comes to this kind of stuff, so I applaud you All the Muchly! <3 )

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    1. the strugggleee. hmhmm good point. girl you are so deep and that helped loads so THANK YOU <33 I'm thinking of staying with the rectangle, and then switching it to the circle one in a month or two?? since everyone likes both I figured I couldn't go wrong XD

      thank you!! that means loads -- design can be fun, but tough sometimes. so I love it when it actually turns out in the end, lol. thank you, Hannah -- I just love your comments they always brighten my day <33

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  30. sare you look so grown up ;'( how is time flying! love the pretty goals of your beautiful blog.

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  31. I LOVE YOUR NEW DESIGN OH MY GOSH. I'm dying to fix mine, but I can't quite figure out how yet. xD It's a struggle ahaha.

    The rectangular header is definitely my favorite! I adore it!

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    1. AHH THANK YOU, GRACE <33 well if you are brave enough to mess with it yourself just make sure to backup your blog before you mess with it, that way if anything goes wrong you can still upload the previous design. SO HELPFUL - it's saved me many times XD

      eeepp, thank you!! <33

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