If you haven’t noticed, my blog has no photos. What sort of blog has no photos???
One that uses text as art.
For what seemed like the longest time, I agonised over whether or not to incorporate photos into my content. With my super busy schedule, my only resource was time to write. Cloud space for a gazillion photos was definitely an option, yet still I didn’t have time to stage books with props for every single blog post.
I wanted to be consistent with my writing, and I could do that as long as I didn’t have to add photos. I looked at other book blogs for beautiful layouts, and even did a Google search for “blogs without photos” in the hopes of finding one that would give me permission to create one as well.
In the end, I decided to do my own thing. YAY! Which brings me to reason #1…
I love using text as art.
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Replacing photos with crazy fonts was the best idea ever!
I promise to use these crazy fonts
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It’s fun to represent emotions and get my point across with text. Seriously. You can convey so much meaning, and I’d argue you can do this to a greater extent with text than with photos. And now for reason #2…
It gives me more time to brainstorm and write!
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I’m not incessantly looking for a place to stage a photo of a book, especially when folks can just Google the title and see a pic. Not to mention I’m being super careful about copyright laws. Instead, I can spend that precious time fleshing out my ideas about a book I’ve read or a story I’m creating.
You know something? I’ve found my voice with this style. It’s my speed.