As I posted just over a week ago I am currently tweaking my blog’s look. My thanks to those who have provided feedback. A few days ago I updated my header, so thought I would share the process.
There was unanimous support for either sepia or monochrome rather than brightly coloured. I choose to interpret this as a recognition of my artistry and depth and not a suggestion I am boring.
The possible concepts that respondents though underlay the blog were more mixed. Pondering the ideas of broken-but-fixable, poetic, and formal I was drawn to a photograph I took in the Clifton Cemetery earlier this year.
I spent some time playing around with various settings for the photograph in GIMP. While I can handle re-framing images – I am still learning more complex manipulation, so finally went with the built-in aging script instead of bespoke alterations.
With an aged version I was back in my comfort zone and set about cropping versions for each of my social media profiles: WordPress and Twitter have different required dimensions, but also have clear details of size and an intuitive upload method, so posed no issue; Google+ was less helpful as it does not include dimensions in the upload dialogue, and – despite using a pre-sized image – automatically sought to crop the image after upload.
Do you have a single image across all your social media? Do you find the different dimensions for each application irritating?