Welcome back, and Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s just that the pinks and reds have already infiltrated the stores. Would it kill them to give us one day? Here it was New Year’s Day and I was still putting away my Christmas decorations. My garland is disintegrating. I think it’s time I invested in some decorations, and this, of course, would be the time to buy them. But do you think I’ll do that. Probably not.
However, I have invested in my blog by finally purchasing a customized theme. See that? I am fully committed to my blogging effort. And just like that, I have a new text editor, too. I’m referring to the place where we draft our posts. Or, maybe I simply failed to press a button these past six months? Or, does everyone’s text editor look different? Is it a little New Year’s gift from WordPress? Or, does the theme you choose determine how your text looks in your editor? Does anyone care?
For me, it’s been an epiphany; I see the light. What were once scrunched, smashed words in my editor are now tall, spacious, and pleasant to the eye. That’s truly worth the thirty bucks right there. Had I known this would happen, I would have done it ages ago. I can see now.
Truth be told, I had wanted to change my blog look about a month in. This means that for about the last five months, every now and then I would explore a new theme. A few times I had even actually changed it on accident. I would panic and immediately want the old back. Really, I could just never decide. Sure, there were a lot of options, but too many choices is not necessarily a good thing for me.
You know those restaurants that have those huge menus with a sampling from twenty different cuisines. I struggle with those places. Once I’m eating what I had ordered, I’m sure something else would have been better. It’s exhausting. This is what it’s like to be a Libra. I’d prefer fewer choices, less decisions to make, fewer possibilities of error.
So, it was with my theme choices. Until, until…I settled on customizing. It meant that I could make a few things happen that before I had only envisioned. I won’t bore you with the ridiculous details.
Now, of course, I have more other choices, more colors, palettes, fonts. I’ll probably tweak things here and there. Feel free to give me your opinion. If the pink, for example, is distracting, I want to hear from you. I can always choose something else with all my gazillion options available to me. If I had it my way, I’d ask someone to do it for me, make it perfect, not because I’m not capable, mind you; it’s that decision-making problem I have. So, I welcome your opinion, and I can take the heat if you don’t approve.
I also plan to have a blogroll of sorts because it’s about time. I was compiling a list, and I realized I love so many blogs. This list, undoubtedly, will be an active list as my blog is a living entity and is constantly evolving. My blog is alive. It’s alive!
My other hope is to return to writing more fiction as this was one of my initial goals that I have steered away from. We shall see. It’s all a process, all a journey, and I thank you, dear readers, for joining me here.
And, the photo in my header…I am in it. Can you spot me?