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How do I want my blog to look?

I need more time!

I thought I had it all sussed out but I am getting cold feet! After chatting about the structure and the lay-out of my blog I initially felt very excited  but then doubts arose that made me feel rather uncomfortable. All kind of things started to race through my mind:

  • What if I can’t cope with maintaining 5 blogs?
  • Will the blog look like I want it to look?
  • Do I know how I want it to look?

Countless questions…..Vague answers!

I suppose these are all normal reactions but how do I deal with them? Is it better to have the blog designed, set up and just start or should I give it some more time before I commit? I have read several times that the best way to learn is to start blogging. Well I am doing that already. I have after all ‘Blogexercise’ whose purpose it is to diarise my blogging adventure.

Having doubts and making changes is all part of this exercise so I should embrace that. Talking to the web designer made it all so definite. I kind of feel I am not ready for that yet. I have had a number of businesses before and for several I consulted a designer. In those instances I knew what I wanted but did lack the expertise to realise the ideas. That’s why you hire a designer. She or he will create the images that reflects  your ideas.

At the moment I do not have a very clear idea about the images that ‘should’ represent my ideas. The question arises ‘How then can the designer know’?  I feel I need to look around and find blogs and features that appeal to me. I need to be able to say what I definitely do not want in my blog and which features I really like. All I can say right now is that I have some vague ideas.

I need more time!  So for now I will leave the whole thing – think, reflect and brainstorm, but make no further commitments. Feels better already.   I thought I was done for the year but I managed to squeeze in another post.

Must be the European in me – we have more time left in 2011..