Do you like free?
This week I’ve got lots of free resources for you!
Not that I usually don’t but I think there’s a lot more free stuff this week than usual. Or maybe I’m just crazy 😉
DYOB goes pink!
Did you notice my pepto-bismol pink header? Last week Friday Faves went pink. You can read all about my why here. But then I decided to take it a step further and… well there you have it!
What’s Up with Me?
Did you know it takes me about 8 hours to write a post?? It’s crazy really but between the research, the writing, creating images and then formatting the post in WordPress it’s a lot of work! That’s why I don’t end up posting that often.
So I’ve noticed that a lot (not all) of the blogs I follow seem to post almost every day! Usually they are smaller posts like “hey check out this thing I just discovered.”
Currently I post that kind of stuff on my Facebook page and then my favorites go in Friday Faves.
So the reason I’m telling you this is because I’d like you to tell me which you would prefer: less frequent in-depth posts or more frequent short posts? Or if you don’t really care let me know that too. I just want you guys to be happy here! 🙂
Well enough about me, let’s get onto the good stuff!
Recent posts:I already told you about last Friday Faves, so I’ll just talk about my newest post this week.
I showcased 46 (yes I know, odd number) really cool looking opt-in forms and Subscribe buttons for your inspiration. I even go into why you should have one on your blog if you don’t already.
Emerging or Current Design Trends
I think it’s important to stay up on current fashion and interior design trends as well as graphic/web design trends. But you don’t have to worry about that, I’ll be sharing this new section of Friday Faves here.
I find it kind of funny that all the different trend-following companies out there seem to say different things when it comes to color, but nevertheless, here is TrendBible’s color combinations for Fall/Winter 2013/2014:
Favorite Friday Font
I was so excited about this free font from Creative Market this week because I’ve been really into the botanical look that’s been super popular this year and continues to trend! This font is PERFECT for Botanical designs.
In fact, I used it in my last post (see image above).
Also, check out my Botanical design Pinterest board for inspiration.
Such great free photo stock this week!
top right: I Love Candy from Love from Ginger
bottom left: Ole Miss Car Park from New Old Stock
bottom right: Lonely Boat by Anton Sulsky from Unsplash
I’m working on a big post right now that lists at least 20 websites where you can find free stock photography from so stay tuned!
Free Blogging Resources:
Are you making this big blogger mistake? I was until this I read this post, I had no idea!
Can you see what I’m doing differently? If not, read The Biggest Mistake Every Blogger Makes (And How to Avoid It)!
Blogging Urban Legends! 14 Things About Building a Blog Audience That You Think Are True (But Aren’t).
Wow another AWESOME freebie graphics site called Luvly with ALL super cute GIRLY stuff!
Lovely Blog Themes I Found:
Ok I’m breaking the free stuff streak here, but I just had to share this WordPress theme I’m crushing on. It’s not free but it’s seriously so gorgeous (minus the butts)! Buy it here for $55.
Need a cute logo? These logos from Luvly.co (again) are adorable and SUPER cheap compared to a custom logo! When I did logos, I didn’t do them for less than $500 so this is a steal!
Blogs I Love:
Have you seen this site, Brit + Co? I just freakin’ love everything about this site: the design, the layout, the content. You can get lost for hours!
This week’s funny has nothing to do with blogging, but when I saw this I seriously died laughing!
Ok Folks, That’s It!
Have a fabulous weekend and don’t forget to let me know if you prefer long, infrequent posts or short, frequent ones in the comments below.
Got other lovely design faves or recommendations you’d like to share? Maybe even your own? Leave those in the comments as well.
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