Today’s assignment: try out at least three other themes — even if you’re happy with the one you have. Include at least one you would never think of using.
This task is both fun and difficult.
I love clicking “preview” on a theme, and watching my blog transform. It’s a chance to play with possibility, to stretch, to imagine—without any real investment.
I didn’t really plan to change anything.
I like my theme. I worked hard at it—a while ago. The header is a photo Liesl took on a whale-watching boat tour. I like the green accent color.
It’s comfortable. I don’t feel like changing it. Particularly since Liesl and I are looking at big changes—changes that might mean a new blog. New context, new blog.
But maybe I need to do just what I don’t want to do. Just what I don’t feel like doing.
For the past few months I’ve needed a haircut. I feel so much better when my hair’s freshly trimmed, but I haven’t made time. Inertia. Well, and mamahood.
But what a boost it will give me once I find the energy and get it done. And I’ll need that energy for the changes coming our way.
So maybe my blog needs a makeover. Maybe the snipping and trimming and reorganizing that comes with a theme change will give my writing—and my life—a bit of zing.
Yoko. Someone who disrupted the comfortable, dared to change what everyone liked, made something new.
Sounds about right.
Photo by Earl McGehee, used under a Creative Commons license