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Three Things for Thursday: On Blogging

This week’s Three Things are about blogging because it’s what I’ve been thinking about this week. I know that this is completely uninteresting for those of you who don’t blog, but please bear with me! I have a few questions about blogs and Facebook for you at the bottom of the post!


One: Blog Design

Over the past week or two, I’ve been slowly chipping away at my blog, trying to bring it out of the basic-Blogger-template world and into something I can call my own, something that is a little more ‘me’, a little more ‘us’.

As I’ve slowly been teaching myself to play around with a little HTML, I’ve begun to develop a new appreciation for those of you who design these things. The whole process makes my head spin just a little. But, I’ve proud of what I’ve managed to accomplish, of the work-arounds I’ve figured out, whether it’s legitimate design or not. I’m no web designer and I will never claim to be, but I’m feeling far more satisfied with the look of this space than before.

Two: Social Media Icons


These are what I’m the most proud of, I think. Here’s a hint for any bloggers who may want their own social media icons: they’re simply a circle cut out of one of my favourite photographs, with a letter stuck in them, slightly offset from the flower. 


Three: Facebook


This Dusty House is on Facebook! Obviously. I wouldn’t have created a social media icon for it if I wasn’t. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been trying to add more content there, trying to make it something worthwhile to go with this blog. In some ways, I’m not entirely convinced. So, I have a few questions for you: 

Do you follow blogs through Facebook? Do you feel like it allows for a greater level of interaction? And, for my blogging readers; do you have a Facebook page for your blog? Why? How do you view the purpose of your Facebook page? 
Please follow!