As the contest has gone on, I've tweaked this brief as it becomes clear to me what I do and do not want from my logo.
I have decided to try and be very specific, I apologize as perhaps I was a little too vague initially.
I love the Bentley and Aston Martin Brands. The bentley logo is my favorite, ornate, slightly gothic and it symbolizes everything i'm after: aspiration, luxury... taking flight.
I would like to incorporate a detailed wing design / emblem into my logo somehow. The whole logo should not just be the emblem on its own though without the site name. I feel like I need the website name needs to be part of it also. However, I will say the only exception to this could be the 'dollar', which could be substituted for a dollar sign - i think that would look pretty cool, e.g. Million $ Blogger. The website is obviously about money so the dollar sign should be in the logo somewhere for sure.
I am imagining any fonts used will be script-like but not too ornate so that you can't make out the words. The script could be like a platinum color or silver/grey.
A splash of color in the logo is probably needed to stop it from being to sterile but this can be just one sharp part to make it stand out, please use your discretion to add some where you feel it works. I think a vibrant torquise blue would work well with the greys.
I want the logo to be more landscape rather than portrait, so i can using it going from left to right. This doesn't mean it can't have anything peaking out the top, just don't stack an icon on top of the text.
My blog is essentially about wealth creation and so should be aspirational and classy. I want a grown-up and serious logo, definitely not comic-like or playful.
one blog that has the look and feel im going for is viperchill.com, elegant and exclusive with a burst of blue.
I would prefer the logo set on a white background.
Once again, I apologize for changing the goal posts, i have never had a logo designed like this before and I realize that I need to be very specific to get what Im after.
I have upgraded the contest to make it worth your while. I appreciate all entries to the contest.