You can view it here - http://writeaboutbirth.com/
I hope it's OK to post the link - my website is totally non-commercial.
Pet-mom to Squirt with FLUTD & Maya the deaf wonder dog .
I will be honest and say I think there are probably some (a lot?) of mainstream people who would be offended by it. So it depends on what you want to accomplish- do you want to draw mainstream people in to read about different (new?) ways of doing things? Or do you want to just focus on giving like-minded women something to read? Depending on what your goal is, you could either keep it or change it.
Steph, DH Jason (1-1-11), DS Owen (10-3-03) and DS Kai (10-13-11)
Mama to DS (6/07) , DD (6/09) , and DD (07/12) ..
Does it bother anyone that the picture is not related to birth, which is what the blog is all about?
I agree with Steph. While I personally think it's cool--I think it could be a major turnoff to most of the general public. So it's ultimately about what you hope to accomplish. It certainly will be not only acceptable but also potentially a draw to a certain audience. I think the hard thing with pictures like that is that for average-joe public, it draws an instant negative reaction rather than curiousity to investigate further.
To answer your other question, it IS a bit disorienting to see a photo not directly related to the site's theme. If they were newborns, it would make more sense. Now it seems that the photo is there just for the sake of a photo, and most mainstream folks would be turned off.
Also, be prepared for the photo to be copied and plastered all over questionable sites, the best of which will put it under "funny". You also might not want that kind of traffic to your site either. I've seen really gorgeous birth and nursing photos copied under "funny photos" and that was shocking, to say the least, even if the site itself wasn't offensive. These photos where among funny animal photos, funny kids photos and so on. But I can only imagine where else such photos end up, shudder.
Bri helpmeet to Chaise mama to K(2/07) M(3/09) & A(2/11)
Do you have any suggestions for what the banner SHOULD look like? I wanted a pregnant belly initially, but my friend said it was not working out design wise, because the picture ended up really distorted, or really small. Perhaps a belly on one side, and a newborn on the other, with the blog title in the middle?
I'd specifically like opinions from those who already saw the cross nursing banner. Personally, I much prefer the cross nursing banner to this new banner, and I am considering putting it back, and keeping it. Could you tell me what you think of this banner? It's certainly neutral, but I am not sure I like it.
The truest answer to violence is love. The truest answer to death is life. The only prevention for violence is for the heart to have no violence within it. We cannot prevent evil through any system devised by mankind. But we can grapple with evil and defeat it, but only with love—real love.
While I'm not so much concerned that a cross-nursing pic would be offensive, I just don't think this one is the one to use.
If there is a beautiful, tasteful cross nursing pic, I would say go for it. So what if the "general" public is offended. They are probably not the kind of people you're writing for anyway. Having a banner/header that, in itself, connects with your market/audience is awesome. You just need to find the right image.
DH (34) ~ DDs (14, 11, 10) ~ DS (6) ~ (11/06) ~ DD (3) ~ DS (1) ~ Surpise BFP 7/2011
Yes, I have a blog for moms too
The last thing I thought of when I was nursing those kids is that a picture would end up on my own website. But there you are . I have to admit it has grown on me.