[… for those who have wondered why things look different around here… and have taken the time to contact me about said… allow me to explain…]
Having the right look for my blog is important to me . In fact, since I started this sweet little bloggy last January, I’ve had four different [free] templates.
Let’s review, shall we?
#1 The one with the glowing orange candle up top. It is called Coraline & described by WordPress key words thusly– clean, conservative, generic, light, minimal. Yep, it was. But in the end, it was not me. So I moved on.
#2 The one with the lonely little pine cone up top. It is called Pilcrow & described by WordPress key words thusly– clean, conservative, formal, generic, light, minimal, simple. Again, yep it was. But it had some features that I didn’t like, so I moved on. [Also, I accidentally deleted it late one Friday afternoon. There was drama. There was swearing. We’re not going to re-hash that event here.]
#3 The one with the bunch of bananas up top. It is called Fruit Shake & described by WordPress key words thusly– artistic, colorful, faded, whimsical, yellow. Again, let me confirm that this was an accurate description. However, its cheeriness drove me bonkers and the way it scrunched up my words on the page was difficult to read. So I moved on.
#4 The one with the big black rectangle up top. It is called Quintus & described by WordPress key words thusly– calligraphic, elegant, formal, nostalgic, retro, textured, traditional. Yep, it is. And of all the ones I’ve tried, this one is the easiest to use, the most clear to read and the least annoying for me to look at. In fact, a further description of it says:
“A theme that has an old-style appeal with semi-academic graciousness and elegant typography. Fitting for displaying either text or images, Quintus offers a fresh look with room for customization….”
Now this is a look and description I like. So I’ve stayed here.
Why have I been changing my template so often?
While my academic background is in words/relationships/communication, my later-in-life inclination is in images/color/design. The result is that I like to change things around and that I’m never satisfied with how things look… until I am. All this trial and error here is really just me attempting to find the most suitable look for my sweet little bloggy. Which I think I have with this gracious, elegant, fresh template.
At least for the moment. 😉