As I mentioned in an earlier post, I had a thought to develop a monthly post where I “spotlight” other blogs. The purpose would be to highlight up to 5 awesome blogs a month to keep the spirit of these blogging awards going on my blog.
My plan is to just feature a few blogs a month so I can write a little about each one to really describe why I think they are awesome.
After I posted my idea, John over at Shaven Wookie suggested I come up with my own award, and I thought that was a great idea. I’d be able to pass on an award to the blogs I spotlight each month.
It’ll be different from all the other awards because 1) you’ll actually be able to trace where the award came from and 2) there won’t be all these conditions attached to the award. I just want to give something to people that they can just accept and enjoy. No need to nominate other blogs and no pressure to tell me anything about yourself.
I’d like to launch this in July, so I drafted a few logos for the award. I stuck to using the aloe plant I use as my gravatar because it’s something that links the award to my blog and it’s a picture I took so I won’t run into any copyright issues. I tried to accentuate the sunlight shining on the middle of the aloe plant to tie in with the idea of a spotlight.
If you could take a few minutes of your time and give me some feedback on the logos below, I’d greatly appreciate it.
I’m not a graphic designer and have no idea if I’m on the right track in developing a logo.
I like this one because the multiple aloes are like rows of light, further adding to the spotlight concept, but I’m thinking this may be too big or too busy for an award logo.
I took the brightest version of the picture and made that the focal point of the logo.
I tried playing around with a black and white version of the aloe plant. The dark on the right side of the plant helps accentuate the sunlight although I’m not sure the “spotlight” concept comes across as strongly as I’d like. I just really wanted to see how a B/W version of this looked.
That is what I have for now. Am I on the right track? Is there one that catches your eye? Or do you dislike all of them? Leave me a comment below.