Ohmygosh My Face Is On The Header!

Oh.my.gosh, my face is on the header!” That was my first thought when @ErikBlair showed the new lay-out for A Maui Blog.  Being an introvert, it made me cringe to see that my photo is up there!

Don’t get me wrong. I do like that photo a lot.  @Peterliu47 took that photo of me when I needed a headshot for the  TechTalk we did a while back. I like its cheery bright colorful background, and I also like the way I look.  That is why I used it for my about.me page.

But still … a photo of me? on A Maui Blog header?  Hmmmm… it took a while for me to agree to using it.  I actually e-mailed Peter and asked what he thinks about it (yep, when in doubt, ask Peter). He said it’s ok, so yesterday I gave the go to Erik to upload our new lay-out. Lo and behold, he did it today – and I had the same reaction when I saw it live: “Oh.my.gosh, my face is on the header!”  Ahhhh, this will take some time getting used to it.  What do you think? Keep it or change? (you can be honest, I won’t feel bad if you tell me to take out my photo on my header – I promise!)

It’s a long story…. and I do not want to bore you with details of my desire to update the lay-out of A Maui Blog and how I was thinking of rebranding but I didn’t have the budget to hire a professional designer to make me a new logo and header.

So the new lay-out is uploaded. And my face is there for now, so get used to it ;)  We still have a lot of  “cleaning up and re-organizing” to do on this blog.  We are open to suggestions, so please let me know in the comment section if you have any suggestions on our new lay-out. And “mahalo” for doing so.

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20 Responses to Ohmygosh My Face Is On The Header!

  1. Frank Hamm October 22, 2011 at 6:25 am #

    Liza,

    just relax and lean back. I like the photo, I like the header and I like the new layout.

    A blog has to be some kind of personal and yours is. So I think it’s consistent to have your face in the header. Welcome to the public :-)

    • AMauiBlog October 24, 2011 at 4:55 am #

      Thanks Frank … with all the kind comments like yours, I am learning to relax a bit on this :) Aloha!

  2. MauiHikes October 22, 2011 at 11:16 am #

    There’s no going back now… Lean forward, be the change you want to see in the world. Aloha

    • AMauiBlog October 24, 2011 at 4:56 am #

      yep, no turning back.

  3. Tania October 22, 2011 at 11:35 am #

    I love it! The background is colorful and artistic and you look beautiful. Part of why people love your blog is the personal touch.

    • AMauiBlog October 24, 2011 at 4:56 am #

      Thanks Tania – and that’s why I love your blog as well – you have your pesonal touch in there.

  4. Leslee October 22, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    I &hearts: the pic & new header !!!! Looks wonderful, and yes, just go with it… Aloha!!!

    • Leslee October 22, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

      i meant:

      I ♥ the pic & new header !!!! Looks wonderful, and yes, just go with it… Aloha!!!

      :-)

      • AMauiBlog October 24, 2011 at 4:57 am #

        Thanks Leslee for your awesome encouragement :)

  5. Eli Gawel October 22, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    It’s a great picture and the bright and joyful background is just like you too!

    • AMauiBlog October 24, 2011 at 4:58 am #

      Thanks Eli. I think this is the first time I saw you comment here on A Maui Blog. Welcome to AMB – aloha!

  6. Eli Gawel October 22, 2011 at 4:18 pm #

    It’s a great picture and the bright and joyful background is just like you!

  7. Marilyn October 22, 2011 at 5:15 pm #

    Love it, Liza

    • AMauiBlog October 24, 2011 at 4:58 am #

      Thanks Marilyn. I always appreciate your loving support and encouragement!

  8. Sheralyn at Paradise-Found-in-Maui.com October 22, 2011 at 5:21 pm #

    I love it! Your pic, the header overall – it all looks great! :)

    • AMauiBlog October 24, 2011 at 4:59 am #

      Thanks Sheralyn – I always love hearing from you!

  9. Manuela Hamm October 22, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

    Dear Liza,

    it’s a wonderful new lay-out and please let the picture be a part of it. A Maui Blog – that’s you! And it’s so nice to see you directly in the header.

    • AMauiBlog October 24, 2011 at 5:00 am #

      Aloha Manuela – I love your feedback – thank you so much for your encouragement!

  10. Steve October 23, 2011 at 11:39 am #

    It’s a great picture and I like it also!

    Steve
    Common Cents
    http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

  11. AMauiBlog October 24, 2011 at 5:00 am #

    Thanks for the feedback Steve. And I’m off to check your blog – sounds interesting :)