Friday, July 23, 2010

New Backgroud and Words of Advice

So my old background just decided to die on me and disappear. After a moment of panic when I thought everyone would visit my naked blog all at once and gawk, I decided to go blog background hunting and I scrolled through hundreds of templates until my eyes went fuzzy!

How's this one? It reminds me of the tea party scene in Alice and Wonderland. I'm going to name the gnome Bob. He'll be my new muse. Everyone meet Bob the gnome. He's not as handsome as Roxy's muse, but he'll have to do for now.

Mia has an awesome quote on her blog today. I wanted to post about it and dedicate it to all those writer out there that haven't found their agent yet. (myself included)

Ray Bradbury says:

"You only fail if you stop writing."

And there it is! Never stop. Period.

:)

42 comments:

miss ali said...

great quote! I like it! And i really like the background too! i just did a re-design too (as you know) :) and its so hard to find one right for you- so many are amazing and gorgeous but its hard to find something that represents you and what your blog is about. i think this one is sweet!

The Words Crafter said...

Simple and profound...great quote. And I love the new background....it's kinda happy and kinda magical....where did you find it?

Susan Fields said...

Yes, your background does remind me of the tea party in Alice in Wonderland. Very nice - I like it!

And thanks for the awesome quote! A nice thought for the weekend.

Ann Best said...

Your new template is absolutely beautiful. Keep it! And yes, great words of advice.

And have a lovely weekend.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Love the new background! And I guess I don't have to worry about failing because I'll never stop writing. That's an awesome quote!

L'Aussie said...

Gorgeous background Aubrie. Thanks for the inspiring quote also. I've spent the afternoon trying to change my background but getting no cooperation from shabby blogs. Must be doing something wrong - dahhh..:)

Christine H said...

I love the background! Very cool. I've decided to go naked for a while. There's something to be said for simplicity.

My blog, I mean. Not me! I'M not going naked, just my blog.

Charmaine Clancy said...

Love the quote, the background is very pretty. I would love to have a big property with lots of pretty trees, so we could hold parties and family gatherings like that - sooo shabby chic!

Deniz Bevan said...

It's gorgeous!

Elizabeth Poole said...

I love your new background! It's so whimsical and pretty! It reminds of Japanese cherry blossoms. I hope your summer is going well!

Valerie Geary said...

Thumbs up on the background... though it took me a while to find Bob. :)

Jaydee Morgan said...

I hear you about looking through backgrounds until your eyes hurt but I'm loving your new background!

CMZ Art/ Rustic Goth said...

LOve the new look of your blog...wonder what happened to your old background? That is puzzling.
Really good advice...thanks for sharing.

Stephanie said...

Mine did that too. I was extremely upset..seeing as I adored the look of my blog. So I tried to find a new one I liked just as much..nope. I finally found one I could tolerate. And so I set it all up. And then for the heck of it, I was on the site and clicked on "Teen" in the category section of the blog background topics, and there was my background. So I re-uploaded it.

And then I had to go delete a scheduled post I wrote about how upset I was having to change my blog background!

I like the new look of yours!!

Tracy said...

Aubrie, I think the new background is gorgeous!

Amanda Sablan said...

Your background is gorgeous. It suits you. :]

I saw that quote on Mia's blog yesterday. As crazy as her blog posts may be, she always includes a snippet or two of wisdom.

Holly Ruggiero, Southpaw said...

Purr-tea.

Theresa Milstein said...

I won't stop writing then.

Since I'm a big fan of Alice and Wonderland and it does remind me, I like the new look. The old look matched your writing, so I wonder if your writing will now head in another direction.

Julie Dao said...

I LOVE your background! It's beautiful and whimsical. It does remind me of Alice in Wonderland :) And that is a great quote. Ray Bradbury has some real gems - I also like his quote about cups quietly filling with life.

Carol Kilgore said...

Hear! Hear!
Never stop.
I love your new background.

Shelley Sly said...

The new background is really pretty. Love the quote, too.

By the way, I've been reading your book, a chapter here and there when I can, and I love it so far!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

It seems like the old blogger backgrounds are dying on a lot of people. This is odd.

You think Blogger is forcing us to change our formats? That would be ... unique. Roland

Sandra Cox said...

I love this background. It is so you.

sarahjayne smythe said...

Gorgeous template and great quote. :)

Mia said...

Aw, thanks for liking the quote :) I like that one ESPECIALLY too.

ZOMG, I LOVE THIS BACKGROUND! It really is Alice in Wonderland like (I LOVE AiW)

*hugs*

Mia said...

Also, um, having looked back, post-comment, over the other comments I'm flattered that Amanda thinks I'm crazy yet occasionally wise :)

Yea, maybe I did choke on my Tea a little when I read that ;)

Tessa Conte said...

cool background!

empire76 said...

I noticed a note on another author's blog that said the background would disappear. Did you not get the warning?

Glad you got that sorted out :-)

Thanks for the quote. It comes at a good time. We won't stop writing or querying or entering contests ...

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Angie said...

I love the new background. I think Bob will make a great muse. Thanks for the great quote!

WritingNut said...

I love the new background! :)

And great quote - a lovely reminder.

Stephanie Thornton said...

I think the new background is fantabulous- very whimsical!

Faith said...

You background died?! Weird! But I like this new one -- it's fresh and bright, with just the right hint of oddness.

Creepy Query Girl said...

Same happened to me on Saterday! I guess a lot of the cutest blog on the block backgrounds expired on that day. I had to go and dig through to find it again. I love your new one!

Cherie Reich said...

I like the new blog. It's very cute and fantastical.

Lydia Kang said...

Never stop! I agree. It's the only sure-fired way to fail.

I love the new background! It's so lovely!

Culture Served Raw said...

Love it! Totally suits your style and what a lovely quote

Hope you're well
Val

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Jen said...

Love the new background and I'm totally digging the quote!

NEVER STOP WRITING!!!

Stella's picture is up! Also beware for an upcoming blog fest over at my site! I'd love for you to join!

Cherie Reich said...

Hey, Aubrie! I left you the Versatile Blogger award on my blog. I always enjoy reading your blog, and I'm so glad that you are my friend and fellow critique buddy. I am successful as a writer because of you. :) http://cheriereich.blogspot.com/2010/07/versatile-blogger-award.html

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Gorgeous background - I LOVE the peonies!! Shabbyblogs.com is one of my favorite sites for cute new backgrounds. That's where I found mine. :-)

I love any writing quote by Bradbury!

Cher Green said...

Great quote.

I love the background. As soon as I saw it, I was half expecting to see fairies.

Sandy Shin said...

I love your new layout! So simple and pretty. :)