Am officially 24 :)
And in conjunction with my birthday, I have revamped my blog. Press ctrl + f5, quickly quickly if you’re still looking at the old blog!
Ladies and gentlemen, I present …. kimberlycun.com v5.0. :)
So how? It’s huge, right? All 900 x 688 of pixels, babeh. Have to live up to the blog’s name, you see.
Took me two whole days to get the blog theme just right, and making sure that it loads properly in both Firefox and IE. As for people using other browsers, aih sorry you have to bear with the wonkiness!
Lets walk down memory lane for a bit, shall we??
My very first blog banner was the huge ass picture of my pair of pins. Boy, those legs had attracted so many comments both bad and good. Got called lumpy. Got called lardy also got. Now that I look again at the banner, yeah they do look kinda lumpy hahaha.
kimberlycun.com v1.0 circa 2004
Of course, one of the most unforgettable moments with this banner was getting parodied by Kenny on April Fool’s day. Classic!
Then I got bitten by the patriotism bug and decided to design my blog according to the bendera colours. What on earth was I thinking? While I really loved the look of the blog, I did not receive a single positive comment about it. Now looking at it I still really love everything about the design, except for my obvious lack of chest…
kimberlycun.com v2.0 circa 2005
It was during this time that I was spotted in Lime magazine too. It was one of my first times appearing on mainstream media so I was understandably thrilled :)
Spotted in Lime magazine.
After much negative feedback about the v2.0 design, I decided to revamp my blog again. I really had no idea what to do and finally, armed with a boyfriend and a rusty old Canon Powershot A70, we got to working. I put on my prom dress and he started snapping away. Although I looked orange and pudgy in the banner, I resigned to the fact that I could never photograph nicely :(
(which really means I look better in real. REALLY ONE!)
Anyway, don’t ask me about the orange colour. I don’t even like the colour orange. I was just too lazy to tweak with the theme so I stuck to it and designed the banner around it.
kimberlycun.com v3.0 circa 2006
The truth is, I really had no plans on changing v3.0. I had grown to love it and it grew on me. Then in October 2007, the worst thing that could happen to a blogger, happened to me. I lost all my blog posts, everything…including all the precious comments.
I changed to a new server and was desperate to reinstate my blog. Unfortunately, I had forgotten the name of my wordpress theme and no matter how hard I searched, I couldn’t find it anymore. In the end, I resorted to using a different theme, which ladies and gentlemen, was the blog theme you saw just yesterday.
kimberlycun.com v4.0 circa 2007
I was never truly happy with the theme and was always thinking of changing, but my lazy arse was always in the way. Until today that is :)
I think that the new blog design reflects me better. Well, a more grown-up Kim :) There’s also a lot of purple, my favourite colour. Even my RSS button is purple, don’t play play!
Anyway, think the bigass banner may load rather slow the first time, your patience is appreciated! Promise the subsequent times won’t be so slow one.
So, what do you think….yes or no?
Okay I’ve changed the colour of the font to a lighter shade. Hope it’s easier to read now :) Thanks!
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