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.
Antares Cryptos says
A star. Literally. 🙂
Familiar with Guillebeau, imagine that…
I'll be back. Have you thought of any options?
Miss Footloose | Life in the Expat Lane says
So I read your post, went on to The Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Logo, from where I jumped over to Adobe Kuler and got mesmerized by all the color schemes, and now, hours later 😉 I am back here. Really, we bloggers need more hours in the day!
About your question: I'm seeing your logo as a stylized figure joyously jumping off a cliff — symbolic of being gutsy and taking risks. Maybe too complicated, but a good designer out to know how to do it without making it too wild.
Now you've got me thinking. Maybe I should have a logo with a foot in it . . .
Annabel Candy, Get In the Hot Spot says
Hi Sonia, it depends if you're running with Gutsy Writer of going with Sonia Marsh.
I have a great graphic designer and I spent a lot of time briefing her on what I wanted my logo to encapusluate – fun, excitement but also professional and sound advice.
Happy to share her with you:)
I love the old style logos like Chris's but I wanted something modern, fresh and hip too. Lol. I asked for a lot but I got it. Definitely worth the investment. A strong logo and branding will give you and your business instant allure, professionalism and confidence.
Is the star your logo? I see orange and lights. I met Chris in LA and plan on attending his world domination summit in Portland this June.
Love your idea, especially as I used to have a business called "Trim and Tone" for personal training with a stylized figure, but she wasn't jumping off a cliff. Maybe I could have her dangling on a bungee cord, or perhaps that should be you with a loose foot and one attached to a Dutch clog. Now we're going crazy! Let's keep our thinking hats on.
Oh great Sonia, now you've got me worrying about the logo for my new blog. I had been obsessing about everything but that… until now.
But as for yours… it depends on what you're trying to do. Are you staying on the memoir path? If so, what you have is beautiful and conveys part of the journey. Maybe a collage of flags?
That's all I've got right now because I'll be up all night thinking about mine now…:0
Antares Cryptos says
For now, but everything is subject to change 😉
What can I say? I like light and warmth and life.
I've marked this post to check out all the links when I have the time. Have a tendency to get lost in art.
Miss Sadie says
If I had a logo, I think it would be a picture of me.
Come to think of it, that's exactly what I have.
But what do dogs know about anything, especially art?
Last year a friend made me a logo – a glittering and slightly off-beat Lady Fi sign with the same glasses used by Dame Edna…
Great advice. Now you've got all of us thinking about our the importance of logos for a more professional look and feel.
I hope you were able to sleep and not worry about a logo. I agree though, it depends on what the purpose of your blog is for. It sounds like you want to share your positives and negatives with others and help. Why not have a 60, with an arrow moving upwards through the 0 or a rocket with a flame going upwards through the 0. Just a thought.
Yes, I can see planets and stars as you're keen on science and physics.
You have a logo already as you said. How can we miss Miss SAdie.
I must say I did not see it on your blog. Where is it?
Liane | Blog Design Team says
Thanks really for basing this post on my thoughts 🙂
Anyway, about your question, I think from hearing the name GutsyWriter, your logo should convey something strong (from the word Gutsy). I'd prefer a Bold font if I where you, some strong colors too.
Maybe you can play around more with typography… writers doesn't necessarily need a symbol so don't work yourself up thinking with that 🙂
For inspiration, head over to this link http://designm.ag/resources/headline-fonts/ and you can see lots of big, bold and heavy fonts.
Hope that helps you!
Blog Design Team
Thanks for your suggestion. I like Bold and I like Turquoise for the Caribbean.
This is where you can see the logo and also learn more about the guy who did it for me.
Phivos Nicolaides says
"Know Thyself, Nothing in excess" this is the best quote for me expressing my views!
I checked out the logo, and thoght it was well done. Perhaps a little "flashy" but so is Dame Edna.
Good observation. Thanks.
I have a mascot, does that count?