Despite the fact that such changes, especially when done more often than IMM posts, are just plain ridiculous in my opinion, I am actually not against blog make-overs. On the contrary. I think that as your blog grows, so does the content, and obviously also the blogger. With these chances you'll inevitably come to a crossroad where you feel the need to implement some new things, and that's perfectly ok.
Only those of you who've been following me since the early days will even remember that I only switched blog designs once. The first one was a generic one that Blogger itself provided and admittedly I started looking for a background that fit my blog theme better pretty soon. It took me a bit to find it, and yes it's still the one you see now. With it I also got a different header and after the little overhaul I was more than happy with the result. Admit it, if you saw a screen shot of my blog you'd (hopefully) recognize it as The Book Garden immediately. See where I'm getting at?
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As much as I do believe that it's entirely up to the respective blogger to decide what to do with their blog, I sometimes get this urge to leave a comment pleading for a stop of all the constant changes because I'm already suffering from vertigo. Frankly, I doubt I'm the only one.
Do I believe there is a certain time frame one should consider before engaging in some major overhaul? No, of course not. This totally depends on you, the blogger. Though, as should have been made clear by now, once a month is a wee bit too often.
How about myself then? Sticking to the same ol' design until the end of days? Unlikely. I'd lie if I claimed I haven't been toying with the idea of getting a professional blog design (which would obviously still reflect the books and garden theme), but I haven't yet seriously looked into this. When that day arrives though, fear not, I shall warn you all about the changes ahead, and you will all be mentally prepared to find yourself face to computer screen with a whole now look which, as I'd like to point out, will be meant to last longer than a week or two.
How about you? Do constant changes of blog designs annoy you or don't you really care? In case you're a blogger yourself, do you feel that some bloggers are overdoing it when it comes to changing their blog's look? And how often, if ever, have you made over your own blog? Let me know.