Why Every Blogger Needs A Good Personal Mood board




You may not be aware, but I am currently in my final year at Uni, studying Graphic Design (3D Animation and Web Design) and that is really what I should be spending all my time on at the moment. However, my love for writing my blog does seem to take up a lot of my time. But, to be honest, I don't really mind...

The other day I got thinking about how I don't really bridge the gap between my blog and my studies much. They are, after all, in a way related.
So, I thought I would write up a quick post on something that I thought is quite an important aspect for graphic designers, as well as bloggers.

As graphic design students, we are constantly reminded about the importance of a mood board when starting a new project. A mood board is a great way to gather and arrange images and pieces of text to evoke a particular style or emotion.
So this got me thinking. Could a mood board be beneficial for a blogger too? I think, so!

As bloggers, we tend to be very visual and creative people. Creating our own fashion style, look and feel for our blog and general online identity.
A mood board makes it so much easier to find that personal style and inspiration.




I find one of the best places to start is Pintrest. It's so easy to find images and place them on a board or even a secret board, if you don't want anyone else to see.
The way I generally start is by gathering a lot of images that I really like. Then I will rummage through them deciding on which of these images reflect the kind of style or identity I'm looking for. Keeping all the relevant images on a separate board on Pintrest, "Personal/Blog Mood board".

I then take my top 8 - 10 images and rearrange them in Photoshop, like the first image above, which is the actual mood board for my blog. Now you don't have to take them into Photoshop, you can just leave them on your Pintrest board if you like.
I find that going through this process every now and again can be quite helpful, as everyone's style and ideas change over time.

I hope this post has been helpful in some way and that you will take the time to make your own personal mood board. You can also follow me on Pintrest.


Let me know in the comments, what your thoughts are on a personal mood board.


Lots of Love

xx






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6 comments:

  1. Pinterest is great for a mood board!
    Jabeen x
    http://www.spilling-the-beans.co.uk/

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    1. It really makes it so easy! Thanks for the support lovely! xx

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  2. This is such a great idea!! At the moment I am addicted to using pinterest so I'm definitely going to give this a go!

    Love Chloe-Rose xx

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    1. Thanks so much for reading lovely! I absolutely love Pinterest, it's such a good place for inspiration. xx

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  3. This is all new to me. I don't have/have never used Photoshop and am not on Pinterest, although I do size some photos at 400x400 in my iPhoto App in case someone else wants to "Pin" them. I do love the look of your "Blog Moodboard"!!! I also love the individual photos you incorporated into it - It's inspiring!

    http://www.full-brief-panties.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you sweetheart! So glad you you found it inspiring, makes it all worthwhile to know that! xx

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