26 April 2010

Followy Commenty Design Giveaway

Here is a bit of shameless self-promotion. I want to practise my writing on you. I have dreams of becoming a writer. To that end, I want lots of feedback... and lots of people reading my writings.

I also like designing things. I am a Photoshop Freak. Do you like my blog-look? I made it myself. Interested in a header re-design for your blog? I can make you one. Here's how...

I'm having a Giveaway (seems to be the season).
Here's what you must do to enter:
  • Become a follower (if you aren't already)
  • Leave me a comment on this post telling me what kind of new header style you would love for your blog and why you need one.
  • That's it!

The giveaway will run for 8 days... until Tuesday 4th May, 5.00pm NZ Time.
I will draw out TWO names from all the commenters.
  • One winner will be randomly drawn.
  • The other will be the idea that I think is the coolest for a new header.

I will post the winners on Wednesday 5th May. May the commenting and following begin...

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Weza said...

Hey Simone, just the other day I nearly emailed you to design a header for me, and now you are giving one away! Even if I dont win, can i buy one??? I love your writing. You most definatly have a gift. Yesterdays post was UNBELIEVABLY amazing! It really was. Anyway, I wa thing for mine that I would like to take a few pictures of my faimily, stuff in tows and some of my favourite colours and mix it all up in a header of some sort. I so wish I knew how to do it! I love your blog design, it is detailed and funky and ever changing. Very professional! You clever thing.

Sophie said...

Yes please! would love a travelly one for the www.familytravelogue.blogspot.com blog... because I'm a bit bored with the one I did ALREADY!!


Widge said...

oh I would LOOOOOVE one. my lack of computer skills frustrates me so much as I don't have anywhere near the beautiful blog I dream of.
mine would incorporate some funky photos, vintagey/kiwiana theme and some artsy flair all while keeping it simple. haha what a nightmare aye! I'd be keen to but one like weza if I don't win!!

Widge said...

ahem. buy one not but one :)

Gail said...

OK, I'm leaving a comment just to leave a comment - cause I like my header and don't want to change it until I'm over it!

If I win, I'll donate it to someone. (Not Widge, because then she would just be a give-away hogger!)

Gail said...


alicia said...

Coming over from blogfrog... had to become a follower.

I, too, love to write, but am note sure I am actually a writer. There are many out there, but it's so much fun at night to nestle in and read from the blogosphere. Looks like you've mastered "masks"... something I'm just starting to look into with elements 7. Any tips??

Love your og. I can tell you like photoshop, maybe more than myself.

Love the header too.

I would like one that is a little catchier, but am a clean lines kind of gal.

Natasha in Oz said...

Wow, I signed up at the right time! How serendipitous.

I tried to make my own header but I am not very good at it! I wanted to make it look relaxing and old fashioned but just don't know where to start. I love French looking things and Cath Kidston florals, and vintage stuff and I love cherubs...
What a mish mash of ideas!

Best wishes and thanks for the give-away!

hope said...

Ooooh what a great give away!! Some of my most favorite things are my boys, photography and comfy textures -- I love how yore sample header feels!

And as far as the writing goes.... I really enjoy reading what you write. I think you Re easy to feel connected to. Your writing style feels personal and real. I'm a fairlynew follower and am so glad to have found you over at SIDAC.

Unknown said...

Hi Simone, would love a new header for my memorable moments blog. You seem to know exactly how to make a photo or header say a thousand words, and I love that something so simple can look so brilliant.

I want a very memorable moment captured in my header - unique and poetic!


This Mama Works IT! said...

Do you do wordpress headers? I would love one for a new blog I have brewing in my head. And I would love to win one!

Angie - The Work at Home Wife said...

I am in desperate need of a header, period. But alas, I don't have one for you to start with. My blog is home business themed and I have several ideas, but no design skills. Best of luck, everyone!

Emily said...

This is a GREAT giveaway.

I've been blogging for a few years, but I've kept it private because I talk a lot about my family.

I recently started a public blog that is basically all about my thoughts and observations. My template is VERY boring and basic. I've been searching high and low for a new one, but can't find anything I like.

My style is modern simplicity. I want something different that has a wow factor, but nothing over the top. I don't like scrapbook looks.

I've tried to create my own using Illustrator, but I can't seem to get the dimensions right. So, even if I don't win this giveaway, maybe you could give me some advice.


Heather said...

Great giveaway!! I am now following and I need a new header b/c the one I have is a template. No bueno!!! I would love to have a header that represents our family through pictures and artwork of some sort.

Angie - The Work at Home Wife said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and informing me of my issue. :) I was clicking so many things this morning, I must have missed a step. All fixed.

As for Wordpress in general, I'm not sure the answer. My theme allows you to upload a header image right into it. I wouldn't think your images should be a problem in that instance.

Thanks again!

Melissa said...

I don't want a new header, I *need* a new header! My header is a plain, square box. That's all. No personality. I am creative in many ways, except Photoshop.

I love the colors and design of my blog, I just have a very minimalistic header. I would like a nice, clean header to contrast my busy background, but a square box is too minimal.

Pick me! Choose me! Design me!

Mommy Loves Coffee said...

Follower and... I definitely need an over-haul. Having a hard time coming up with (not to mention creating!!) something that fits. Ahsha Bahsha= the same as "don't do that", etc... Thinking pouty baby faces... but the cute kind that makes you smile. Or am I the only (evil) mom that sometimes smiles and laughs when my kids cry (cause I think it's adorable)?

Anonymous said...

i am a follower now and i would love a new header!! Im trying to make my own but i still feel like its BLAH!! hope you stop by!! have a great week

Take care


Libby said...

Hi SITS-tah! Saw you on the blog-roll!
So is it a design for a header for my blog? Or for yours?
I just found yours, so it'll take a little more reading to find what your about...but I look forward to it!
Here's my idea for mine that I have attempted and failed at many times...
Somehow, the golden gate bridge on one side, a windmill (or my current picture) on the other, and a whole bunch of little things that I love/write about connecting them. How are the connected...I have yet to figure that part out...
Side not: Is it too much to ask for an adjoining button? Because I am that photo-shop challenged :-D

Libby said...

Oh and now I'm following!

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