My wife and I started a Blog and I did all the design, logo and website-related work. In just a few days we decided on a topic and for a name. With that name, I tried out a couple different logo variations but we sticked with the first one, which works perfectly what we want to tell with our blog. The idea was to portray something earth bound and simple and combine it with our passion for the enviroment.
Once we decided for a logo, I moved forward and designed a clean, quick and simple format for our blog and tried to embed the colors and fonts. Since the simple goal on this website is, to write posts and also interact with our readers, we kept it simple and just overall clean. Big images, some subtle effects and nice colors, the website was pretty fast done.