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Ask the Notables: Does Your Blog Design Match Your Personality?

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This week’s Ask the Notable question …

Is there anything about your blog design that matches your personality (fonts, colors, header) and why?

Don’t forget – we consider YOUR answers to be notable too – so jump on in and answer the question with a comment below!

The responses (and not everyone responded to every question – so you may see some different people next week!) in alphabetical order are:

C.C. Chapman
@cc_chapman
C.C. Chapman

Well I just had it redone about a month ago so I hope it captures a lot of that. We wanted it to showcase the professional and personal side of me equally. Also, since I love photography we went with really big images on each section to showcase photos. I also love how my Twitter updates are integrated at the top of each page in that each time the page loads a different photo of me comes up. Some are funnier than others.

Chris Garrett
@chrisgarrett
chrisg.com

Yes my blog design (right now) is more about utility than aesthetics (like me), and I chose the grey and white with spots of orange because I think of it as positive, upbeat colour without being too in-your-face :)

Jason Falls
@JasonFalls
Social Media Explorer

Everything has a black background. I refuse to have anything different. My head shot is in a black shirt with a black back drop. I usually wear all black other than jeans when I speak. I’m either mysterious and sinister or wish I were African-American. Not sure which.

Jay Baer
@jaybaer
Convince & Convert

The official color for my last three companies has been orange, so that’s definitely part of my personality

Maggie Fox
@maggiefox
Social Media Group

Our blog is really a corporate blog, so it reflects Social Media Group rather than any one personality. Overall, I think the look of our site is smart, well-designed, professional and innovative, which is right on brand for SMG.

Zac Johnson
@moneyreign
ZacJohnson.com

I’m all about having a custom, unique and killer blog design. My blog design is more built around me, then not. I have a personal toon of myself for the blog (which is great for branding), while also focusing on the royalty themes and colors on the blog setup. You may even find some fun spiderman pictures around the site as well!

 
Next Week: If you could buy a second (or third or fourth) home anywhere – where would it be and why?

Ask the Notables: Which Blog Would You Take Over?

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Over the next few weeks we’ll be featuring a series of “Ask the Notable” questions and answers – featuring some of the most notable talent in the blogging & social media space. This was originally going to be called “Ask the Expert” but due to previous comments, I’ll stick with notable!

These aren’t your typical (dry) questions, instead we’re going for humor and interest. And we consider YOUR answers to be notable too – so jump on in and answer the question with a comment below!

This week’s question … If you could take over any other blog, what one would you choose and why?

The responses (and not everyone responded to every question – so you may see some different people next week!) in alphabetical order:

C.C. Chapman
@cc_chapman
C.C. Chapman

Would it be inappropriate to say Fleshbot? *laugh*

Seriously though, I’d have different answers for different reasons, but I do think it would be fun to lead the team at sites like First Showings, Manolith or Lifehacker in order to have first access to all the information they do. That would be fun!

Chris Garrett
@chrisgarrett
chrisg.com

Hmm … either Problogger or Digital Photography School (because there’s a natural fit with topic and audience, plus they are profitable blogs!)

Jason Falls
@JasonFalls
Social Media Explorer

Probably The Onion‘s or the Tosh.0 blog. I like being funny but the business world forces me to be much more diplomatic than I prefer.

Jay Baer
@jaybaer
Convince & Convert

DeadSpin or WineLibraryTV

Maggie Fox
@maggiefox
Social Media Group

The Monkeys You Ordered because it is so incredibly funny and I’d like to pretend that I thought of it!

Zac Johnson
@moneyreign
ZacJohnson.com

I think it would be fun to run a blog / web sites like ESPN or TMZ. It would be a completely different world than online marketing, and you’d be able to make some amazing contacts and always get hooked up with VIP passes and fun events!

 
Next Week: Is there anything about your blog design that matches your personality? (fonts, colors, header) and why?

Why You Should Come To BlogWorld If You Are A Content Creator

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Chris Brogan is a person I greatly admire and respect and I am proud to call a friend. This morning he wrote a post titled 9 Ways to Rock BlogWorld Expo and said some very nice things about our event and our team.  Thank you Chris.

I was in the middle of writing this very long comment on his post expanding on some of his points and realized Chris had actually inspired me to write a post two posts of my own on why you should come to BlogWorld. This one is for Content Creators. Another will follow for Brands.

Let’s start with why you shouldn’t. This line from his post resonated with me:

it’s great to get out and socialize. It’s less useful to get out and get blotto so that you can barely attend the next day

Everyone should come and have fun. That is definitely a part of it and fun often times involves an alcoholic beverage or two, but BlogWorld is not about getting trashed.

Dave and I and truly amazing team of people including @newmediapatti @debng @jenjenholder @nikki_blogworld @allison_boyer all of our track leaders, all of our speakers, the Hanley Wood team and everyone else involved in organizing BlogWorld work extremely hard on this event all year long to help you make the most out of your content.  Please don’t come to BlogWorld to party in Vegas. You can do that another weekend.

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