If you were a logo what would you be?
Or let me rephrase that. If you were to create a logo for your blog, how would it look?
Many of you already have logos, and if you do, you can skip to the bottom section if you like, where I ask your opinion.
It wasn’t until a few months ago when I contacted Annabel Candy, from GetintheHotspot, about revamping my blog, that the question of a logo arose. You’ll notice her logo: three orange circles and a red one. She even has it on her T-shirts, which you might recall I posted about. Up until that moment, I thought logos were for other businesses, but then I realized, I am a business. You see, I’m selling “myself” well, as a writer that is, and if you listen to agents and editors at conferences, they want “unknown and unpopular” people, to become “known and popular.” That’s all there is to it. Become famous and you have a chance.
So how do you become popular and famous? With a logo? Well, why not? Other businesses have. Of course it takes much more than a logo, like a great concept and a message is helpful too. Look at Chris Guillebeau and The Art of Non Conformity logo. It’s memorable, because it’s different in that it’s non-conformist.
Then there’s Darren Rose of Problogger, whose guest post by Liane from Blog Design Team, resulted in my logo post today: “The ultimate guide to creating your blog logo.” If you’d like to read about the importance of a blog logo in more detail, please head over to Problogger. Liane states that there are three important reasons to have a logo:
The makings of a great blog logo require these five components according to Liane.
- A color scheme that works
- Good typography
- An original concept
- Good resolution
- Conveys your blog’s or your personality.
So coming back to my question above, if you were a logo what would you be? (Take into account the five components mentioned above.)
If you have a moment, I’d appreciate your input on a logo for my blog. What logo should I have?
Thanks, and please share with your fellow bloggers. We could make this a fun group exercise and help one another.