Hat contest is over! Reflections on the theme of designs :)

That ended the vote, you can yourself see results. Judging by the unsubscribing in the comments, the pluginThe survey has worked correctly and displays the real state of affairs. Someone does not agree with this situation, someone considers the hats insufficiently developed, but the competition is a competition. There were conditions, work was done in accordance with them, then there was a vote, so everything is fair.

Guys, thank you, everyone for participating, as those whoHe did the cap, and those who voted and wrote their opinions in the comments! It is very useful to look at the blog with the eyes of another person, to debate and learn from the experience.

The content of the article

You can not please everyone

It should be understood that no matter what the capon the blog, it will be impossible to please everyone, this is the law The law means that all people are different. The maximum that can be done is to choose something according to the majority. Therefore, it is not necessary for anyone to write about bad taste, or something else, just if your opinion differs from the majority, it means only that your opinion is different, nothing more.

From a personal example, regarding the previousa template that everyone supposedly liked so much. So, when I put it a couple of years ago, and when I replaced the photo in the cap a year ago, people wrote to me about it when things got bad, return back to me :) Just then I did not ask on the blog aboutDo you like the new template, but just changed it, hence the letters in a personal. I’m 100% sure that if I would have done exactly the same post “template updated”, then in the comments many more people would write that everything is bad, because not everyone will dare to write in a personal. I’m all trying to convey the idea that there always have been and there will be those who don’t dislike the look of the site, it’s inevitable and normal.

Is any design needed at all?

Next I would like to say a few more wordsRegarding the general need for certain decorations on the site. I personally take it rather calmly, like, say, a painting on a wall, or like an airbrush on a car. All the same, the car also goes, the apartment is the same one-room, but it is more pleasant to watch. And it is more pleasant, first of all, to yourself and your acquaintances and friends, who also see this. Blogs are not facebook with contacts, bloggers do not have a development team, there is no marketing department who monitors the interests of the target audience, so it’s easier to relate to everything. Especially those who have a blog brings income, because the strength is better to focus on the content, and not on the wrapper. It is the content, not design, that distinguishes one or another blog from others like it, which results in both earnings and the growth of readers. And, if the site is not buggy and does not slow down, despite the fact that it has the necessary and useful articles, then this is a necessary and sufficient condition for its existence. I have examples before my eyes when sites on free (not beautiful) Vodpress templates developed very coolly, while the super beautiful little by little was sunk into oblivion. And I myself also notice for myself that if I read someone, it’s not because of the design or the cap, I like the style of presentation and the authors of texts / photos like it.

You also need to understand that the blog is the authorthe project, and its visual appearance should be liked by the author himself, otherwise he will simply not be comfortable writing on it. And the blog is not a commercial resource where users paid for a certain functionality and have the right to demand fulfillment of obligations. Bloggers keep their blogs in the format that they initially like, write on topics that they are interested in, and they find their readers precisely because of their vision of the blog / world / life and their sometimes “bad” taste :) Moreover, if the interests of the author of the blog change(change of topics of articles, change of patterns, change of life principles), then his audience will change, and this is also normal. And here each blogger decides for himself whether to write to him on an already uninteresting topic for the sake of an audience / earnings, or not to write.

I emphasize that blogs are copyright projects, andit would be all the same as a blueprint. Just look at the impersonal portals or content farms, the information there may and is useful, but you can’t read it like a blog.

Winners

  • Stanislav Batov), ​​cap 2.
  • Svetlana Zhuravleva (http://aigolana.blogspot.ru), cap 6.
  • Dmitry Polyakov, hat 1.

P.S. I do not leave the thought of splitting the blog into two parts, Travel vs Personal or Information vs Else. I would even say that these doubts have been tormenting me for a month now, all I want is efficiency, so that I can earn money and benefit and for the soul. But not a businessman never, so it is difficult to decide on something. In general, if I make up my mind, I’ll have to make two hats, I’ll just know who to contact.

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