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What Is Your Blog's Brand, Currently? | Week 2

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    Lee Bowden
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    Describe your blog’s brand with the following:

    What are your blog’s colors, why/how did you choose them?
    What are your blog’s frequently used fonts and how do you think it helps identify with you?
    What have you done to personalize your blog’s brand?
    How did you choose your blog’s name and logo?

    Lee Bowden @luvlifewlee, Blog Buddy Program Creator

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    Lee A
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    Great questions! So much to think about…

    What are your blog’s colors, why/how did you choose them? Green and purple — Green for Bookwyrm my mascot, and purple contrasts with him nicely!

    What are your blog’s frequently used fonts and how do you think it helps identify with you? Need to pick TWO and stick with them for graphics! I use Trattatello for titles of my printables as I think it looks dragon-ish.

    What have you done to personalize your blog’s brand? Not sure…I’d love a discussion on what this entails/what others have done to accomplish this.

    How did you choose your blog’s name and logo? Dragon’s Eye View (https://dragonseyeview.com/) encompasses the vastness of my ideas (which I have yet to actually create). I have a swooshing-into-the-sky dragon that I put on my graphics and border of my printables. I also have Bookwyrm sleeping on a dragon book that I tend to use as my picture. You can see both on my Twitter profile: https://twitter.com/BookwyrmDEV

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    Kate Ashley Erram
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    What are your blog’s colors, why/how did you choose them?

    I have pink and a greenish blue that I can only describe as “kinda turquoise but bluer” hahaha! These current colors were born out of my old blog colors which were a light red and bluish green. I picked them because their pastel-y brightness give off a very happy and positive vibe but at the same time they’re pretty easy on the eyes.

    What are your blog’s frequently used fonts and how do you think it helps identify with you?

    I use Montserrat for headings which, surprisingly, I didn’t really put too much thought into? Haha! It’s clean but not too feminine and also not magazine-like. It was my favorite font to use when I still used Canva for making blog graphics and I just brought it with me when I started using photoshop. It’s pretty common nowadays though so maybe in the future I’ll invest in a premium font (from CreativeMarket, definitely) which I’ll use for my title header. Until then, Montserrat is the man.

    Oh! And I use Open Sans for my content or the body of the website just because Google Fonts say it’s a good pair with Montserrat 😀

    What have you done to personalize your blog’s brand?

    Okay, how I understand this question is: “How do you make your website more human and relatable to your readers?” The easiest thing most people do is put their photo on the sidebar or anywhere else on their site. The next easiest thing to do would be to put a name on domain.

    I do the former but not the latter. I wanted All The Trinkets to not be about me entirely but just like this fun happy place for people to be in, you know? So when I decided to change my domain name years ago, I never thought to change it to KateErram.com or something with my name on it because I never intended the site to be like that.

    What I do instead is create the whole personalization through my content. My blog posts are filled with pop culture references, weird analogies and short anecdotes that are related to the topic. I’m also not afraid to show my flaws and shortcomings like being a Master Procrastinator or a semi-organized person. Also! My monthly wrap up, Side Notes. It’s a personal indulgence so I have that space in my blog where I can be uninhibited in talking about the things in my life that I’m currently loving. But it’s also a place where I’m like, “These were the goals I set last month and look! I achieved one but also whops, I didn’t achieve them all. But that’s okay!” That way, my readers won’t see a perfect human being.

    How did you choose your blog’s name and logo?

    Fun fact: my blog name was originally “Plethoric Thoughts” which was the result of 16-year-old angsty Kate trying to be “clever” by being incredibly pretentious. Whenever my friends talk to me about my blog, they were always like, “I cannot pronounce your blog name right” and I also gradually grew out of it sooo yeah I changed it.

    I wanted a name that will sound happy and also a bit quirky from the get-go. I had like a whole list of phrases to choose from (one of which, if I remember correctly was, “The Girl Buddha”) I had to go to namechk to see if the name was available, not only as a domain name but also a user name for all the main social platforms. (Very important!!!) I liked “All The Trinkets” because it’s quirky and positive and you don’t really know what it’s about but it sounds fun, you know? 😀

    As for the logo, it’s just my blog name in my blog font so not much thought put into it other than it’s clean and readable 🙂

    @KateErram, Blog Buddy Program Creative Team

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    Kate Ashley Erram
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    I love Bookwyrm! He’s so cute 🙂 And the graphics on the sidebar is very creative and personal 😀

    I think Bookwyrm himself is what personalized your blog because there is this character that people can draw into when reading or visiting your site, if that makes sense 🙂

    @KateErram, Blog Buddy Program Creative Team

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    Zamaie Chinye
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    What are your blog’s colors, why/how did you choose them?

    I chose purple and pink as my blog’s colors because they’re my favorite colors.

    What are your blog’s frequently used fonts and how do you think it helps identify with you?

    My blog’s most used fonts are Sensations and Qualities & Open Sans. I use Sensations and Qualities because I think the font is kind of similar to my handwriting in real life and it’s used in my blog’s logo, but I know it’s not available on all computers. Meanwhile, Open Sans came with my blog’s current theme, so I didn’t put any thought into using it in blog graphics and such.

    What have you done to personalize your blog’s brand?

    I included my first name in my blog’s domain name and the initials of my blog’s name in the logo. I’m not sure if there’s anything else I need to do to personalize my blog’s brand, so that’s pretty much all I can think of.

    How did you choose your blog’s name and logo?

    I chose my blog’s name based on the fact that I wanted to talk about creative writing and my own stories on my blog. I designed my blog’s logo in Adobe Photoshop with my blog’s name in mind, so I ended up using the crisscrossing pens and the letters ‘Z’ and ‘W’.

    Zamaie Chinye, Blog Buddy Creative Team

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