Pretty Good Blog

July 29, 2009

I’m always so inspired by the Pretty Good blog, which is actually pretty awesome… I bet you’ll love it so here’s a glimpse in case you missed my earlier post about it here. I decided to make Pretty Good the decor8 blog of the week so you can be reminded to click over each day this week.

Pretty Good Blog

This blog is unique because author and photographer Mary Swenson doesn’t deliver typed text, only swirly very brief text on photographs that she takes, and that makes for a very unique blog and a creative way of sharing information. She shares yummy recipes, too. The only personal concern I have with this format is that if you don’t have text and/or links in your blog then your content is not easily found on google so not all may want to go image-only on their blogs (in case you are thinking about it this is something to consider)… But if you are looking for a more creative way to share then this format is absolutely lovely. I look forward to every post and know you will too. Enjoy!


(photos: mary swenson)


  • Reply fat mum slim July 29, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    I have seen a bit of that this week – text on photos and I just love, love, love it.

    I love this blog already, but will certainly be popping over for another look. Thanks. x
    .-= fat mum slim´s last blog ..Excuses, Excuses. =-.

  • Reply laura trevey July 29, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    I love the text on top of the photographs…. very cool!
    .-= laura trevey´s last blog ..Hope, Large 20 by 26, Original Watercolor Painting, by Laura Trevey =-.

  • Reply Sam July 29, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Very pretty – will go have a look at her blog – thank you for sharing!

  • Reply maria July 29, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Mary’s blog is gorgeous!! I love her beautiful photos and pretty fonts.
    .-= maria´s last blog ..What They Wore Today: 07.29.09- J.Crew is Hard to Resist =-.

  • Reply lisa h. July 29, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    That’s a great looking blog, wow! I really like photo-centric blogs that don’t have writing. In fact, a friend and I started a new blog that is just images with no text, and we discussed the problem you mention of not showing up in searches. But, we decided to keep it as is, at least for now.

    Mary’s blog is like its own private little world. I love that.
    .-= lisa h.´s last blog ..New Soft Sculptures from Astulabee! =-.

  • Reply Amy July 29, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    I love the vibrant colors and the swirly text! I have her blog in my reader and I always forget the name of it but then I click on it and am pleasantly surprised!!!!
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Totally Inappropriate =-.

  • Reply Fallon July 29, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Thanks for sharing! This will be one added to my current blog roll as the photography is absolutely beautiful! I LOVE the text over the photos =)
    .-= Fallon´s last blog ..Look Book: Prada, Fall/Winter 2009 =-.

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente July 29, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    ooh, thanks for the reminder! I am always forgetting to visit this gorgeous blog~

  • Reply Jessie July 29, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Oh I LOVE this blog! I’m so glad she got featured! Her images are beautiful and inspiring.
    .-= Jessie´s last blog ..Rockstars need love, too =-.

  • Reply veda July 30, 2009 at 5:58 am

    hey holly,

    I love mary’s its pretty good blog….shes very good at photography….i totally agree with ur concern….such a beautiful blog should have more traffic to stop by….i m sure ur decor8 has given so many people like me an insight in to marys work…..otherwise it would be hard 2 find such an amazing talent!


  • Reply MayaLee July 30, 2009 at 9:25 am

    I love the blog Pretty good! It is one of my daily visits. I really like her other blog too, Mary Ruffle. So many beautiful and inspirational pictures!
    .-= MayaLee´s last blog ..Playhouse kitchen =-.

  • Reply Noha El-Gendy July 30, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Thanks for sharing Holly, that’s a great Awesome Blog, I like her Photos soooo much and inspires me also !!

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