Sunday, April 20, 2008

Blogger seeking designer

Me: A blogger with a boring standard blogger template You: A blog designer who can read my mind and change my life (or at least my blog). Us: Let's color the world together.


This has been a Monday Mission, a post written in the style of a want ad. Write your own Monday Mission and post a link to your post in the widget below:

(If the widget doesn't appear - leave a note in the comment and I'll add links in)

- I'm being held hostage is looking for some help

-Melissa at Taking what is Left has her own time sensitive search

-Mary Beth at Cats...books...life is good has a sports themed want ad

-Helen could truly use some online help



Next week's mission, to write a post in the style of a house listing. And thanks to those who have given me ideas for future Monday Missions. Keep those ideas coming.

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And look! My want ad has been answered (OK, OK, you caught me. I had been working on this already....) Don't you just LOVE my new blog design? I am SO excited about it. It makes me feel happy and all spring-like. I was going to wait to unveil it until May Day, but I'm too excited. So instead, think of it as an invitation to come back here and celebrate May Day with me. What will we be doing? Well, besides dancing around the maypole, I'm not entirely sure, but I think there may be a giveaway involved. Hmmm... So come back May 1st and check it out.

In the meantime, check out Ashley at The Cutest Blog on the Block, who did this stunning design. She has lots of free templates on her blog, or you can have her custom do one for you. She's a miracle worker. She took this rough crayon drawing of mine...






(please ignore the train coloring sheet that was on the back of the paper and showed through when I scanned it...)


...and turned it into this template. Genius. So what are you waiting for? Go spruce up your own blog. It's blogher ad revenue well spent.

Oh wait. Leave me a comment about how much you love it first, THEN go check her out. :)

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW, this looks great! Fantastic Idea, (drawing), and Terrific follow through by Ashley! Revenue well spent.
Bet Ashley gets lots of business after "we all" see this!

Kay-T

thailandchani said...

It really is very pretty! Very nice! I may have to check with Ashley, too, since I need a new banner. (Changing the name of my site.)

JCK said...

Your blog looks fantastic! It fits you perfectly!

Isn't it fun to have something just uniquely for you! ;)

imbeingheldhostage said...

This is really cute-- what a nice surprise since I was just here last night and it was your regular one. Congrats on finding such a cute maypole for your blog!
I'm also doing the Monday Mission, btw.

Chrissy said...

So pretty and bright! I love the new design. By the way, I still have that Safety Dance song in my head two days later. thanks.

Blog Antagonist said...

Gorgeous colorful new look! She did a great job!

slouching mom said...

perfect for you. wonderful!

Victoria said...

So pretty and colorful!

Angela said...

Oh I LOVE it!!! It is so perfectly YOU! Beautiful design!

Melissa said...

'tis perfect! And I was here last night, too, and saw the old one. This is so nice.

I have a MM as well. :)

blooming desertpea said...

This is absolutely perfect for you and very springy indeed. Congrats to the blogger and the artist! :)

Mad said...

Love it, love it, love it. And I'm glad you posted it today b/c I will be away on May Day and would have missed its official unveiling.

Luisa Perkins said...

FABULOUS!

Chaotic Joy said...

OH MY GOODNESS. Gorgeous Maypole. And so perfectly you. Love it!

Hey Teach! said...

I love the new design. It reminds me of Spring and such a nice surprise when your page opened. Since there is no widget, my Monday Mission is up at

http://hhg1216.blogspot.com/2008/04/wanted-pro-bono-marketing-consultant.html

Chantal said...

Beautiful!

Kyla said...

Beautiful! I've gone to three different blogs today to fine them looking newly spiffied up. Must be the blogosphere's version of spring cleaning.

Mary Beth said...

I Love, Love, LOVE your new look! So fresh and new! I'm very jealous. I've posted my monday mission - Mr. Linky is not in evidence. Here's my link -

http://marybeth494.blogspot.com/2008/04/help-wanted-monday-mission.html

Have a great monday:)

Family Adventure said...

I ADORE your new look. It's so unique and different from anything else I've seen out there.

When I come back to Canada and redo my blog, I am definitely going to be checking out Ashley. Thanks for the tip :)

Happy Monday - and Monday Mission - to you!

Heidi

Becky said...

It's beautiful. Did you do it?

I so need to revamp my site. It's annoying me to pieces.

thirtysomething said...

TOTALLY Beautiful,Painted Maypole! I SOOOOO love it!
Of course, I am on my way there...my blog could use a little sprucing up too!

Alpha DogMa said...

Oooh. Glitzy. Very nice.

Alpha DogMa said...

I'd comment more but your google ad says My Pretty Mexican Bride awaits me. Gosh. Does she know how to make tamales?

nomotherearth said...

So light and happy! I like it.

jen said...

ok you have the sassiest blog, ever.

i love it.

E said...

Fabulous. Perfect for spring. And joyful like its owner....

Aliki2006 said...

I LOVE it! It does feel so joyful and wonderful!

Jennifer said...

Ooo - it's so pretty! And cheerful! And fun! It's making me! Use! Lots of exclamations!

Love it.

niobe said...

Love it sooo much. (actually, for a second I thought I had somehow clicked on the wrong link). I think the world would be a better place (in a very small way) if everyone with a standard template personalized it, even if just a tiny bit.

carrie said...

This is beautiful!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Fabulous, PM - just lovely!

Amy Y said...

I do love it, Mama! I will check her out! Thanks for the tip... I've been wanting to do some changing at my place, too.

another good thing said...

I love it and am SO JEALOUS. I need someone to do my website- AND my blog, I just have commitment issues- to the ideas, not the people, mind you.

Magpie said...

It's really fun - and I may just go check her stuff out!

LaskiGal said...

It is perfect. It is so YOU!!! LOVE IT! I'm so happy . . .

Bea said...

Wow - incredible!