So, a few months ago, I did a redesign of the blog... I added an espresso bean background, made some color and layout changes, moved a few things around, added some stuff, deleted some stuff and so on. Since then, I've gotten some feedback from a few people telling me they like the way it looked, and a few more people have told me "Eh."
Since then, I've been waffling like a John Kerry speech. I like it. I don't like it. I like it. I don't like it. For me, the posts are getting better, I feel like my writing has gotten better (especially compared to my early stuff... wow...) and my content has been varied, but at the same time more focused (if you don't agree, that's fine, but my readership has grown consistantly over the last year or two since I've been writing, so I'm doing something right).
But the layout has kind of thrown me. I'm not sure I like the background. If you know me well enough, you'll know I don't even drink coffee, so the name itself, "Clouds In My Coffee" is a name I'd probably change if I could go back to the beginning (I really like "Welcome to Delaware" and "Love, Pride and Deep Fried Chicken") but five plus years later, its too late for that--heck, type in "Clouds In My Coffee" in Google or Bing and I'm on the first page!
So, you tell me. I've inserted my first ever poll on the website, which you'll find to the right. Please take a second and give me some feedback... should I leave as-is? Should I change it up? Should I kind of downgrade, so its not distracting, or should I do something else? You are the people who finds it, checks it, loads it and reads it, so YOU tell ME.
The ultimate plan is to go to a plain www site through Blogger, though finding a good, memorable domain name has been tough--most of the ones I'd take are all either in use, or at least purchased. Amarylis by Morning (up from san antone) had a long talk via Facebook about this one night, where should concurred that anything involving "clouds", unless its "Clouds in My Coffee", sounded... well, gay.
Anyway, help a brotha' out and tell me what you think.