I’ve been thinking about changing my blog theme. It’s not that I’m terribly unhappy with my current one, or that getting a new look will make much of a difference to the reader, but there a few things about Cutline that bug me.
- It’s too white.
- It has no off-setting background. The words just seem to float in mid-screen.
- The pages listed on top shove the post title down to the bottom of the page, completely obscuring any photos, even if they’re inserted at the top of the post.
- I want to add a sub-heading. Something like: Because everyone stopped answering my email or Because I’m an old-fashioned git or even Just remember that opening someone else’s mail is a federal offense.
- The font is too small. Or do I just need better glasses?
Anyway, I went looking for alternatives, and soon realised I’d been through this before. You know the feeling.
- You know something has been wrong for a while, you just aren’t sure what.
- Little things you used to ignore are starting to really piss you off.
- You’re tired of the same old, same old.
- You start looking around for something better.
- You do find something better, but then get second thoughts.
- You start to get sentimental.
- You think of all the good times you’ve had together.
- It’s familiar, it’s comfortable, and it works. Why go through all the turmoil of changing?
- You try to set aside time to do what has to be done, but the right time never seems to come along.
- When you finally do, there’s a lingering doubt that you could have done things differently if you could only have a second chance.
On the other hand…
Why changing your blog theme is NOT like dumping your girlfriend.
- Your old blog theme won’t bitch, moan, weep, pull guilt trips or throw things at you while you’re picking up those CDs you left over at her place.
- You can try on different ones for size at all hours of the day or night and nobody will notice.
- Unless you quit blogging for a while, you miss out on that exhilarating feeling of freedom.