September 12, 2012
I've decided it's time to overhaul my site and Lori with Imagination Designs is working with me to bring my vision to light. See a portfolio of Lori's designs here.
I need your opinions! Right now my site has more of a classic 1930s Hollywood theme - - which I love - - but it doesn't necessarily go with the name Psychotic State. I'd like something that is more cohesive with my name, while still linking up with the types of books I typically read and review. Therein lies the problem. I have a very eclectic library and taste in books. I read a lot of Jane Austen variations, mysteries, thrillers, historical fiction and chick lit with some true crime thrown in. See my dilemma?
I am debating taking the site in a more Victorian gothic way but without being dark. No goth whatsoever. I don't want anyone to think I only read and review "dark" books. Think Victorian gaslamps, London street scene, fog, clocks . . . but in a whimsical way. If you click on Lori's portfolio above, see "Scribble City Central" or "Starting the Next Chapter" for examples.
On the other side, I have considered having a girl across the header (supposed to be me, I guess!) that is "locked up" by books in some way. My uncle suggested an asylum theme, given my site name and while I don't want to have an actual asylum, maybe having someone surrounded by books or "locked up" by books. Obviously this theme would be lighter and brighter and maybe not so genre specific. See "Coffee Books & Me" in Lori's portfolio as an example.
This is where I need your help. Any and all opinions are welcome. Let me know what you think of my two suggestions. Which do you like? If you don't care for either, please say. If you have a better idea, please share. Any suggestions I use, I will gratefully give a shoutout to you on my reveal day.
Thank you so much - - and please comment with those opinions.