Wednesday, September 24

The Blog is On, but Nobody is Home.

I must admit, as much fun as it was, after taping the View From the Bay on Monday, and then shooting an advertising campaign (which I can't tell you about...at least not yet) all day today, I am freakin' wiped out! The day started early, and I have just arrived home and I am sitting here staring at the computer screen and have gone completely blank trying to think of something worthwhile to share with you. I know it's out there in the universe, it just won't penetrate my brain right now. I am tapped out, kids! So...let's turn the tables and put the blog in your hands.

I am currently working with designers to update the blog, and give it a fresh new look, create easy to access resources, links and archives, which I hope to launch in November. So, with that in mind - what can I add, subtract, and change to make reading sfgirlbybay a better experience for you? I'd really love to hear your thoughts...but right now, I'm gonna go lay down. I look forward to reading your comments on Wednesday! And I'll be back on Thursday, with a clear head and new content.

21 comments:

Inky said...

I would like it if there was a feed for google reader! Yup I am lazy.

karina said...

Sometimes I read something in your blog and then I can not find it, the same goes on in my own blog.
Since Atbb is not running any more and I miss it so much I would love to see tips for bloggers in some place.
Thanks for asking

Keyse said...

I cant wait to see your changes! I would like some new interview questions and contests...I love entering things :)

jln* said...

sfgrl shows up in my reader...

puglyfeet said...

Just to make the reading easier, how about a set width to the entries as to bound the text to the margins? Everything else is great.

KiaBia said...

Wait a second, I just bought one of your prints LAST WEEK! WOE-WOE-WOE!
And I don't know if this last comment posted but I just found your blog and I am loving what I am seeing so far! No suggestions for changes, yet.

hgirl said...

I love your artist interviews, i'd like to see even more of them. Also, i'd like to see some more entries where someone sends in a photo of a room they like and you design your own version. Thanks for the great work - im excited to see the new look!

Paersley said...

I have to put you on my linklist, becuause I love your style. I hope that´s ok!

Anonymous said...

i love the interviews with artists and pics of their homes and studios. ilvoe your photogrpahy. i lvoe your blog, it is in my top three blogs! i get so inspired from the pictures of poeple's families, hoems, art studios, vacations, etc. i can't get enough! you're the best!
xoxo cs in sb

popote said...

We agree, we'd love to see more interviews! Other than that, we think you got a good thing going, so other than a fresh design, keep the content coming!

matirose said...

i just watched the clip and you are so cute and your place is beauuuutiful.
xo

Anonymous said...

Victoria...
I agree that your blog is fantastic... I especially love the tone of your writing. Seems like you are right "here" talking about what you love.
I esp. like the interviews with artists and their favorite sources and links, too. The one yesterday about R.D. was top notch!
Maybe you could add a bit more local product info, such as indie artists with really great product available locally (SF) or on line. It's great to get a tip to something fabulous and be able to go and find it in person.
You are an inspiration!

tara said...

I really like your blog. The writing is very well done - I feel like you are a girlfriend just passing on advice. Does that make sense? My only suggestion is to fix the photos so that when one clicks on them to view in another window, one is able to hit the back button and get to the blog again. Maybe it's just my computer (at work) that gets an address to: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_M4kLYcJUnH4/SNp3...etc. (Picasa?).

Annnyyyway. Love your blog. Keep up the awesome work. --Tara :)

Buzz's Food Lady said...

I would be sure to keep the RSS feed and keep it so that photos and the whole post are transmitted. I have a new policy of not reading blogs that don't have full RSS feeds & I would hate to lose you!

Other than that, I say keep the images of all the yummy homes coming!

Jenny said...

This is one of my top blogs, because the tone is friendly, it's like stopping by with a friend, to share things. Some blogs make me feel uneasy or unhappy - somehow the way stuff is promoted and the way people talk about their lives makes me feel inadequate. But never feel that here. You have a lovely manner and way of showing us new things, and sharing what you are doing that is inspiring and lovely. Hope you keep doing that :0)

The only technical thing I am not sure about is that when I click on a link to another site, there's still sfgirlbybay.com in the address line of my internet browser, so I can't always work out what the address of the site I'm visiting is.

Hope you've had a good recharge, and all is going well. Looking forward to seeing the new site, but with the same you sharing with us!

karyn said...

I love your site. My only complaint is that if I click on an image I get stuck on that and can't get back to your blog.

bethanymoves said...

I've been enjoying your blog for quite a while and when I was planning my move to SF I found lots of places I couldn't wait to visit thanks to your ideas.

On the tech side I like that if I've scrolled down and click away from the page using one of your links in the post, I can hit the back button and it takes me right to where I was scrolled before.

Quite a few of your links in your blogroll are no longer valid sites, I imagine that's really hard to keep track of though since blogs change so often.

I especially appreciate the features where you take pieces that are really affordable and then refinish them and show how they look being used in your space, or when you feature other designers that do that. Many of the pieces you feature are beautiful but quite pricey so it's fun to see the more creative finds that feel tangible and really applicable to our space. Or I think in the past you took a picture of fancy expensively designed rooms and then showed us how to do it on a budget.

Thanks for all the lovely images! I'm so very excited to see the new layout and ideas you have in store!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your blog. It's so neat.
My request for many/all blogs generally, is to have more of normal people's (but innovative) homes - not all uber-rich and wealthy/famous artists/celebs or whatever... even students/community studio set-ups/community projects... although the slick ones are still great to drool over, of course!
LOVE the simple layout - no frilly illustration-y bits all over. I can see and read it easily without lots of fuss and over-design.
I can't think of anything to improve it more and have no idea of technical stuff(!)
It rocks... YOU rock!

Charlie @ So Lovely said...

What is so refreshing about your blog is that the colors are so bright and sharp, and its easy to read. Its quite hard to read blogs that have dark backgrounds. There's also not a lot of distracting ads flashing on the sides, which is great. Don't change too many things!

Anonymous said...

Maybe someone has already done this but I think it would be fun to see pieces of furniture that have been discarded on the street redone and given a new life. I don't have the space or the skills to do this but I think it would be interested.

sfgirlbybay said...

again - thank you for all the input. i have let my web designers know about all your comments and concerns! ;)