Lately, I’ve been hatin’ on the blogs of my friends and colleagues; Christopher Wink’s personal blog, Quirk author Matt Armendariz’s website, Shannon Collins’ portfolio / blog. Their blogs are wonderfully designed and frequently updated. Me? I’ve gone from premium template to premium template, never quite happy.
Last week, Shannon wrote a fabulous blog about staying motivated while blogging. I never had a problem working on posts for Geekadelphia and Quirk, but here… meh. With a site I wasn’t terribly fond of, working on posts was a chore.
So I went ahead and purchased the Thesis theme (which is incredible!), and hired Mandy Newman to illustrate the pixelated header. She helped redesign the site to reflect my love of books and video games. Visit her portfolio and check out some of her wonderful work.