The original logo I had for Peeking Beneath I really liked. It made sense, a pair of eyes beneath some grass, “Peeking Beneath”. But the art I had used for it, being public domain, I was not able to change colors. And I really wanted to try to incorporate the blog’s colors more in the logo. Therefore I went back to Canva to experiment.
I feel within the year and a half I’ve been using Canva I’ve been getting better at simplicity. But I still very much struggle with “clutter”. In real life, I have a ton of ideas and I like spreading my ideas or inspirations in front of me so I can see them better. Collages in real life are my best friends.
However, making this logo was not too hard. I knew I wanted to keep the theme of a pair of eyes, at least, if possible. Once that was done, I was debating on using flowers again or a border. I think I’ve found the best of both worlds, but let me know what you think.
I wasn’t sure if the flowers would clash with the eyes, as the eyes are more realistic than the flowers. But I really liked it.
The idea for the name Peeking Beneath, originally titled “Peeking Beneath The Rock” is about digging deeper. On this blog, I may share more personal stories than I may on Inside Cup, although I am working on more life application posts for my readers on Inside Cup.
It was NOT intended but this blog very much shares topics for writers and, originally, I was sharing a lot of blogging topics as well. To dig deeper as a writer and a blogger. To unlock truth that maybe we just do not talk about as much.
For those who are familiar with my blogs, I like to push people. I like discussing topics people struggle with, especially as a Christian. I’m working on figuring out how to incorporate that more on this blog because I do not want to shy away from it. This is who I am in real life and my blog(s) need to show that.
In 2017, when I first was becoming more consistent as a blogger, and just getting to know the community, this blog, believe it or not, was receiving higher stats than Inside Cup. I decided to step away from this blog and not be as consistent because Inside Cup points to Christ more. Lo and behold, when I made this switch, Inside Cup started to grow.
I DO NOT regret that decision at all. This is more of a personal blog because it’s slightly all over the place, but I’ve been thinking of discussing certain topics on here, that’s I’ve discussed on Inside Cup. Not a repeat, unless I reblog, which is rare, but rather the aftermath of certain posts.
There are a lot of lessons that God has taught me in the past year alone from blogging on Inside Cup. Very few actually know all of the details unless they were familiar with specific posts that lightly touched on them. I’ve written over 700 posts currently on Inside Cup. I know and realize, there is no way more than a handful of people, if that, have truly stayed up to date with every single post.
I don’t know if Inside Cup is the right place to have all of those discussions. The week gets filled pretty quickly. Now, I do not post every day, most of the time. Used to, but I was getting consumed with the love of stats, and that’s not a good place to go.
I have a project I’ve hinted at this summer, which I’m hoping will allow these discussions to go further, but that will take time. It might not work out, or take a lot longer than what I wish.
Which is why I think Peeking Beneath fits the bill for discussing these things. I try to have one Christian Blogger post a month for Inside Cup because my main blog is not targeted at Christian Bloggers and how to blog. It’s about drawing closer to Christ, and Christian blogging is certainly part of it, just not ALL of it.
But a number of discussions I would like to have are about being a Christian blogger, and I think that could be helpful for some people. On the other side, maybe it might anger some people.
For example, people will advertise their blogs on my posts for Christian bloggers to get the word out for their blogs. And I’ll have some comment that they are a Christian blogger… but the blog isn’t about Christ. A person can be a Christian who blogs, but by no means does that mean they are a Christian blogger. To point the finger at myself, this blog currently I can’t say is a Christian blog. I SHOULD be able to. But there is not enough content on here that I feel would help Christians.
And I see Christian bloggers fall away, too. They once had a Christian blog, but that doesn’t mean they still do.
Christ doesn’t “sell” rather the idea of Christ sells. “I’m a Christian blogger and I’ll call myself a Christian blogger, but my blog actually has little to do with Christ.”
^^^^ This is the stuff I want to talk about.
I want to have further discussions that get posted on Inside Cup with you. I still want to do writing prompts and discussing writing, of course. But I really want to dig more into the meaning of this blog, which is to peek beneath. Go under the layers.
For a short time, this blog’s tagline was, “peeking beneath the surface of me.”
I have two separate blogs, but I want them to be more cohesive because I am one person, and I shouldn’t sound, ever, like I’m two different people.
~ T. R. Noble