A change is as good as a holiday, or in this case, better.

I’m bored again. With my blog themes, or should it blog’s themes. I’ve just a quick scout around and with all the possible themes, paid and free, that are available, I keep coming back to the same few.
When I read blogs I know what I like and what is nice to look at. There are also some that insult my senses. It’s mainly the theme rather than the colour, but regardless of what is writen, I just don’t want to be there. This may be silly, but I have actually unsubscribed from several blogs for this reason alone. Yes, I am that shallow. We are a visual society, things have to be easy on the eye, aesthetically pleasing and all that. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and in my case, blog themes are on my dart board right now.
I do like all themes I’ve picked for my blogs, but sometimes we need a change. Nothing else will change, just the layout, and the widgets, the catch phrase, and the… no, nothing will change once the theme is sorted.
What have I got presently? Well, there’s Coraline, Matala, Indent & Ideation, Retro-Fitted and one I’ve played with from time to time, Manifest. I like each one of these for their own qualities, Twenty Ten and Twenty Eleven are also favourites for their simplicity and ease of use.
Now which one of these will I choose, or will they be something else again. There’s a chalkboard which is cute, but unusable, the holiday abroad one with a timber background. For both I want something I can add my own header to, change the background colours and tweak as I like to get the right balance, and with both being semi business orientated, easy to navigate without being blinded by too much stuff. Sensory overload is not my aim.

So while I go off and waste time check out the themes, what do you use and why? Do you also have a dislike for certain themes?
And because I can here’s a picture of a fuchsia a friend took a few years ago at our old place.

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Jen. 🙂

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10 responses to “A change is as good as a holiday, or in this case, better.

  1. I have no idea what themes I’m using. Best I check that out and get back to you – I know that the one I’m using on Tasmanialainen is the only one I’m really happy with. I’ve joined this zerotohero challenge so hopefully by the end of the month all my themes will make me happy again 🙂
    (I really like this one)

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  2. initially I was obsessed with finding the ‘perfect’ theme…now I don’t really care anymore. One of my favorite bloggers who has been blogging for more than 10 years has one of the simplest web platforms ever and yet he gets more than a million hits per month! b’sides, I kinda like whatever theme youre using..but that’s just my opinion

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  3. I am fussy about making mine personal to me. I am however technically challenged, and really struggle to get something i am happy with. Good luck.

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  4. I chose Coraline for my main blog when I changed a few months back. I did have twenty eleven before that, I liked it, but what I didn’t like about that was that you can only see the widgets on the homepage, not on individual post pages, and so a lot of people would only ever go to the post pages and never see your carefully selected widgets! I like Coraline now, which I see is what you have here today. For my Sugarness recipe blog I chose Oxygen because I wanted a more magazine look for that, and I’m happy with that one for that! – http://sugarness.com/

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