“Oh.my.gosh, my face is on the header!” That was my first thought when @ErikBlair showed the new lay-out for A Maui Blog. Being an introvert, it made me cringe to see that my photo is up there!
Don’t get me wrong. I do like that photo a lot. @Peterliu47 took that photo of me when I needed a headshot for the TechTalk we did a while back. I like its cheery bright colorful background, and I also like the way I look. That is why I used it for my about.me page.
But still … a photo of me? on A Maui Blog header? Hmmmm… it took a while for me to agree to using it. I actually e-mailed Peter and asked what he thinks about it (yep, when in doubt, ask Peter). He said it’s ok, so yesterday I gave the go to Erik to upload our new lay-out. Lo and behold, he did it today – and I had the same reaction when I saw it live: “Oh.my.gosh, my face is on the header!” Ahhhh, this will take some time getting used to it. What do you think? Keep it or change? (you can be honest, I won’t feel bad if you tell me to take out my photo on my header – I promise!)
It’s a long story…. and I do not want to bore you with details of my desire to update the lay-out of A Maui Blog and how I was thinking of rebranding but I didn’t have the budget to hire a professional designer to make me a new logo and header.
So the new lay-out is uploaded. And my face is there for now, so get used to it 😉 We still have a lot of “cleaning up and re-organizing” to do on this blog. We are open to suggestions, so please let me know in the comment section if you have any suggestions on our new lay-out. And “mahalo” for doing so.
just relax and lean back. I like the photo, I like the header and I like the new layout.
A blog has to be some kind of personal and yours is. So I think it’s consistent to have your face in the header. Welcome to the public 🙂
Thanks Frank … with all the kind comments like yours, I am learning to relax a bit on this 🙂 Aloha!
There’s no going back now… Lean forward, be the change you want to see in the world. Aloha
yep, no turning back.
I love it! The background is colorful and artistic and you look beautiful. Part of why people love your blog is the personal touch.
Thanks Tania – and that’s why I love your blog as well – you have your pesonal touch in there.
I &hearts: the pic & new header !!!! Looks wonderful, and yes, just go with it… Aloha!!!
I ♥ the pic & new header !!!! Looks wonderful, and yes, just go with it… Aloha!!!
Thanks Leslee for your awesome encouragement 🙂
It’s a great picture and the bright and joyful background is just like you too!
Thanks Eli. I think this is the first time I saw you comment here on A Maui Blog. Welcome to AMB – aloha!
It’s a great picture and the bright and joyful background is just like you!
Love it, Liza
Thanks Marilyn. I always appreciate your loving support and encouragement!
I love it! Your pic, the header overall – it all looks great! 🙂
Thanks Sheralyn – I always love hearing from you!
it’s a wonderful new lay-out and please let the picture be a part of it. A Maui Blog – that’s you! And it’s so nice to see you directly in the header.
Aloha Manuela – I love your feedback – thank you so much for your encouragement!
It’s a great picture and I like it also!
Thanks for the feedback Steve. And I’m off to check your blog – sounds interesting 🙂