I drew inspiration from three blogs that all have a minimalist theme in common. I found this style of a blog to be particularly pleasing to the eye and simple for the reader to understand and absorb. The black and white colour scheme sourced from https://nosidebar.com/ inspired me to similarly have my photos in black and white; this allowed me to then connect the colour scheme to represent my extreme personality. Furthermore, http://www.un-fancy.com/ gave me the idea to have a pastel coloured background in order to create a soothing atmosphere for the reader, I was able to then link this to my aim for 2018 in trying to be more open to new ideas instead of only thinking in black and white. Finally, http://gypsylovinlight.com/about/ further reinforced the importance of having a minimalist theme as it seems to work extremely well in producing a young, modern vibe to a blog. Honestly, I really loved the vibrant colours seeping from every post on her blog whilst maintaining a minimalist format and my original plan was to maintain a minimalist approach whilst similarly having bright photos… However, due to hiring out a camera from the DMU and holding a professional camera for the first time only a little over a week ago, I found it difficult playing with different levels of light and gelling different coloured photos together aesthetically on my blog. I decided to start writing about me first instead and attempt to tackle the themes and photography issues later; after beginning to write about my radical character I began to realise that a black and white theme was perfect for both resembling my personality and for tackling the problem of being such a novice at photography. Therefore, these blogs helped to inspire me in terms of creating a simple and modern blog to portray my young and contrastingly chaotic life neatly.
(p.s. all photos appearing on this blog have been personally taken by me on a camera hired out from the DMU)