When your header is full of heads, and you update it, heads are bound to roll.
While I’m going to miss some of the faces that I’ve been seeing on my blog everyday for the last one year, I want to tell them that they’ll never be far gone from my heart, and that there’s always a possibility that they return to the header as wild-card entry.
If you visit here regularly, you’ll miss the caricatures of Malcolm Gladwell, The Three Presidents (Kennedy, Reagan, and Coolidge,) Liam Neeson, and Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister. Their places have now been taken by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, Mike Huckabee, Hillary Clinton, President Bill Clinton, Jeb Bush, and Jimmy Fallon.
Here’s the header that has now retired with benefits.
The Rationale behind the update was as follows:
- A blog is a window through which I interact with the world. It allows people to peep into my world – and my world is made of pictures. The header of my blog lets my visitors get a glimpse of those pictures.
- As time passes, an artist’s work matures, changes, or sometimes, even transforms. My previous header was updated an year ago. Some of my new works were hankering for attention – and so, a change was due.
- My blog has some regular visitors. The header-image (I think,) also works as an anchor. When they visit my blog, they get a sense of familiarity, and I didn’t to destroy that. This is why retained some features of the old header. (The sign on the black background, the images at the edges, etc.)
This update has been due for a long time and today’s Blogging101 assignment couldn’t have happened at a better time. I’m also working on a new sidebar widget – one that I hope, will make you go ROFL 😀
Updating your header with different caricatures is a great idea, but (reaches for the tissues) I’m missing Peter Dinklage/Tyrion Lannister already!
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Sorry for retiring your favorite guy. (BTW, He was given a handsome severance pay and according to the grapevine, he’s bought an estate near yours. Who knows you might bump into him on your morning jog.)
Wow header! I love these things. Your caricatures are so cute and I like them there on your header welcoming me.
I’m trying to keep up with you, but your site is just so awesome. I’ve spent the day playing around with headers. redoing my gravitar and adding it on to my site. I need a nap! Love those new talking heads!
Thanks Claremary. Headers take so much time, don’t they? But they are the first thing that the visitors see. Will check your site to see your gravatar and header…I am sure they look great.