In this episode of “I forgot what I was doing three times already”: I attempt to do some of the research work for Theresa’s Blog Class on skillshare. The assignment is simple: look through around ten blogs and find three to five that you like.
I was all like, I dunno what blogs look super cool… And then I remembered I follow a bunch of them. Theresa also provides a couple of spelunking links of which Bloglovin.com is new to me. Kinda like Pinterest but blog-centric? I signed up, it seems cool.
I was going to go through a whole bunch of blogs, but I keep getting lost scrolling, so I’ll break this assignment up into paths I’ll chase during break time. So without further ado, some pics from my dashboard on Tumblr.
Zambi Unicorn’s Tumblr
I’ve been following Zambi for a few years now and looking at her blog it’s easy to see why. Super cute with plenty of sass, her style really has impact. I actually like her personal blog more than her art-only…
I get the white makes it super simple and even, but I feel her personality gets a little stripped out.
On the other end of the mood spectrum, I’ve also followed Natalie for a while. I dig her simple links and easy access to the archive, but again I hate white backgrounds.
Kilian Eng’s Tumblr
Awesome artist, easy to navigate blogs. Love that the archive is separated by year. Why does simple feel soulless to me?
Definitely on the other end of the spectrum from what I’ve been looking at. I love the personality, and kinda like that her artsite has her scrollable tumblr on the side. It’s neat. On the other hand I could see where this wouldn’t be mobile friendly and is a bit busy.
Emily Warren’s Fantastic art tumblr
So after getting all riled up about the white backgrounds, I come across a fantastic version of it. I love they way this is laid out, it really feels like a portfolio. Her actual portfolio is also great, and even more professional looking. Something about these little snapshots make the blog feel like a photoboard. It lets the art speak to her personality, and feels less corporate somehow.
I’m always amazed at how long it takes me to put a post together! It’s no wonder I’ve had a hard time up until now being steady with it.
However I’m really happy with the results of this assignment so far. It really does give inspiration to look at how other people are doing their blogs. I watch so many posts scroll past each day when I check tumblr. Actually looking at each person’s blog and thinking about it makes me appreciate why I follow them even more.
I want to continue this assignment across many blogs, until I can get a feel that is right for me. I also look forward to discovering even more blogs I’ll get addicted to. Once again, the pictures for this post were made miles easier by Adobe Spark. If you haven’t already tried it, please do!
Until next time, let’s work hard again!