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With BlogHer 2013* coming up next week, I’ve been thinking a lot about the different facets of my blogging “career”. BlogHer 2009 in Chicago was my first conference (though I had been blogging since 2007), and back then, even though I’ve always been the same person online as in real life, my online identity looked like this:

Melisa with tiara

Remember that? I love that picture. I used the six-year-old me as my avatar from 2007 until 2011, and truth be told, I was a little scared of changing it. Change is good, though, so I did. I haven’t looked back since! (Well, until now.)

If you don’t remember the six-year-old me, you probably also don’t remember what Suburban Scrawl used to look like. Here’s my old header.

Old Suburban Scrawl header

In 2011 my book was being published and I decided that it was time to inject some Chicago into these Suburban parts, since it’s all a part of me. Again, the change was difficult but exciting.

I can’t imagine changing my blog design framework again because I can’t think of any design that could fit me more perfectly.

Then again, that’s what I said when I was still displaying the picket fence, so we’ll see. At any rate, it won’t happen anytime soon!

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  • Shannon July 18, 2013, 2:45 pm

    I love your “Chicago” header! And I hope you still have the tiara.

  • Kari July 18, 2013, 3:32 pm

    I think you look like a young Jamie Lee Curtis in that picture.
    Please bring back the tiara.

  • Sylvia Witcoff July 18, 2013, 8:18 pm

    Oh that picture was taken at Grandma’s house. I love you in the tiara.

    Grandma W

    • Melisa Wells July 18, 2013, 8:21 pm

      Actually, wrong-o! That’s in the front window of the Park Forest house, right in front of that tv that used to make that slapping noise because the picture tube was going out!

  • Momo July 19, 2013, 11:39 am

    I’ve loved them all!

  • Toni July 19, 2013, 8:12 pm

    Any way, any header, you ARE perfect the way you are!

  • Patty July 23, 2013, 10:48 am

    They are all awesome because they are all YOU! 🙂

    Happy BlogHer week!