website design?

So, as you may or may not have noticed, I’ve been playing around with how my website looks recently and I’d really like to know what you guys think about it.  Something just seems off to me, like it’s not balanced, but I can’t put my finger on it, probably because I’m so close to it.

Just to kind of give you an idea of the vibe I’m going for…I’m not a cutesy kind of person so floral patterns or all pink just isn’t me. I’m attracted to natural elements (well, duh, ECOtourism) so that’s why I picked the wood, but I’m not married to it.  The pic is one that I took, and while I love it, I don’t think it’s right for this.  I dig the vibe of an old passport covered with stamps and stains or a retro safari travel journal, but I don’t want it to be too dated.  The only thing that I love about the look right now is the font of Green Eyes, Gypsy Soul.  I’m pretty artistic and that script just speaks to me…not to girly, not to clinical.

Thoughts? Suggestions? Criticism? I’m open to it all!

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  1. A few months back I had the same frustrations with my blog so I understand you wanting to make it look right. I like the idea of the safari/travel/passport/visa stamps idea. That sounds pretty cool to me and you could make a great header or background using your own photos. Have you checked out the premium themes on WP? Some of them are fantastic. Even better, have you got a friend who could help you design something of your own with the WP themes that cost nothing?

    Your blog looks great to me and I like the photograph you have on here. Good luck and happy eco-travels. Lottie 😀

    • Aww, thank you! 10 days till I leave on my RTW, can’t wait. Thanks for your suggestions! I figure the first thing people actually take in about a website is the actual look of it, so it’s important to convey the right message right off the bat. I know I’m automatically less interested in a website or blog if it is either too boring or too chaotic so I definitely don’t want anyone to do that to MY blog lol. I really don’t want to buy a premium theme just because I tend to change my mind a lot and if I buy a theme, I’m going to feel obligated to use it for a really long time. Unfortunately, I don’t know anyone who does web design :-(. I think what I should do is draw out my dream layout and design, and try to find a free theme that matches that…

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