My most committed relationship is officially over after four long years.
It wasn’t easy, but this week I sat down with my blog and said I wanted to see other templates. There were tears and even the threat of a system crash, but eventually my old design packed its files and walked out the digital door forever.
I don’t mind that it was slow, or that it needed a good day just to be ugly. I could even live with its annoying habit of asking me where to post pictures and then putting them wherever it damn well pleased.
The deal-breaker was that it was boring. Great blogs are dynamic and stimulating (think bee sting on your geek-clit) – mine was more like Lawrence Welk on a Friday night.
I don’t regret my decision. It turns out there are hundreds of fun WordPress templates just waiting for a guy like me. I separated the candidates into two camps – one sexy, practical and functional, and the other having all the subtlety of cat in a tumble dryer.
The first group was very small. One, in fact.
It took a long night of courting and coding, but now I can finally introduce Oxygen as my new blog theme. It’s pretty and shiny and new and I kind of love it.
I’m eager to hear your thoughts as well. Is the change good? Bad? Morally reprehensible?
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