Oh my! Lots of news today. I hope you have been noticing a couple of changes that took place here in the blog lately. As this blog will be one year old this summer, I feel like I needed to really refine my style and voice – not only visually, but also content-wise. It is not very easy to fine-tune your personal style. The hardest thing about it is that there is no right answer just as there is no one to tell you that you are going down the wrong path. Who defines your personal style is you.


So when I first started Pretty Talk, I was going to blog about design. However, later on, I realized that there were far more topics that I wanted to explore. So at Pretty Talk, besides design, you will find other topics – below are just a few examples, but obviously the list doesn’t include all.


I would be doing celebratory cart wheels if I had my voice and style all figured out, but I don’t (yet) and what helps me to define it is too look at what I am not good at. Below are some of the topics you will not be reading about here, not because they’re not of my interest, but because they are simply not my strengths.


The logo for the blog has been a work in progress for me – it’s funny that I can make logos for others but when I have to design for my own blog, I get kind of shy. So after many tries (and those weren’t the only ones), I think I finally got a logo that I identify with.


I also made new buttons. I wanted something cheerful and welcoming.


I decided to design a new page about the columns for anyone who is a newcomer and needs a starting point.


My favorite column on this blog is definitely the globetrotting one. It was my very first column and the one of the reasons why I decided to make this blog in the first place. If you don’t know where to start, below are my favorite posts so far.


Alright, last but not least: I am really excited to announce that this blog will also be available in Portuguese, my native language. I’ve always wanted to share stuff from here with Brazilian friends and family, however, it’s hard to include them since a lot of them aren’t English-speakers. Now the same content will be available in Portuguese : )

Okay, I lied. One more thing: I am offering space on my blog for sponsors. Get in touch. I promise that I am done for now! I’d love to hear your feedback. – Pati

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  1. Posted 07.10.2013 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    Love this! Can’t wait to see where your blog goes!

  2. Posted 07.10.2013 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    i’m so glad to have found your blog just as all these exciting changes are occurring. your design is so fresh and fun. the space looks wonderful and so inviting.

  3. Posted 07.11.2013 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    Congrats on the *almost* 1 year blog anniversary!
    I like all of the logos from the past, as well as the one you’re using now. You’re talented at blog design! I like how you’re going to concentrate on your strengths because those are what you’re most passionate about and will eventually create the best blogging content. Can’t wait to see what’s next! :)


  4. Posted 07.12.2013 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    love it!

  5. Posted 07.14.2013 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    This is great, Pati! Your blog is always an inspiration to me as a fellow travel addict and design lover (although not designer – yet!)

  6. Posted 07.14.2013 at 11:45 pm | Permalink

    Pati, I love the changes you’ve made to your blog. You have the most original style and it’s obvious you’ve got clarity in your vision of what you want your site to reflect. It’s fantastic that you’re tailoring it to focus more on what you love and I can’t wait to read more about your travels and culture. Happy one year!!!!

  7. Posted 01.18.2014 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

    So many exciting changes coming. All of the design looks a-maze-ing and I’m excited to see what you continue to do with PT!

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