Maybe you've noticed that I'm slowly redesigning my logo, blog, store, and TPT profile (click the "profile" tab just under the main grey box). When I first started blogging, I wanted to convey the idea of a "Wiggling Scholar." The green was supposed to be the kiddo and the blue and purple were supposed to look like their body and mind going off in all different directions. But it turns out that it looked more like a flower. :(
I do want to keep my blog design simple and elegant while still being fun and engaging. So, I started with my logo. I've now got the WS logo! I kept trying to think of a way to show a child moving... but everything I could imagine would look like a child with an aura or a foul odor! Imagine wiggly lines in a circle around the kid, or lines coming straight out from the child. So, I decided to keep things simple. I did want a font with "movement" so I chose the WS to have the curls at the end.
I also have a color-fun version that I can use! There is just a hint of my blog colors behind the text.
That all sounds very design oriented and not much like a story. But, the real story is that I have avoided using my face as a way to identify my store. When I started to create my blog, I thought I was doing that to protect my students. But I'd never post anything they can be identified by without permission. So I guess I was really trying to protect myself! I was teaching in a state-wide climate that put teachers under serious scrutiny in a district that was being unpredictable. While I've often thought about changing my logo to incorporate my face, I'm just not sure!
So, for the time being, I'll continue to go forward with the WS logo. I think it reflects my teaching style (I don't like to get too bogged down with complexities) as well as my personal style (clean and simple).
I'd love to hear what you think! Comment below, do you like the change? Is it too boring? Hard to read or visually clean?
Also, if you want to learn more about other educator blog logos, check out this linky that Art with Jenny K is hosting! Lots of great stories out there.