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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.


Jen. šŸ™‚

another blog…?

I have been thinkingĀ lately, not sure if that is a good thing, about maybe having a separateĀ blog just for my photos. The idea would be thatĀ I still do pictures and their stories here but then have another purely for showcasing photos. Posts would be a title, a location and then just pictures.

There would be someĀ duplicates of what is here but it will be all types of pictures, (from my Marcato blog, and maybe the Woodbridge MarketĀ one as well)Ā not just nature. Putting my best pics forward.
Is this a good idea, going for a different genre of follower or is it too much.

I started this train of thought afterĀ trawling through all the themes for blogs here trying to find one that iĀ can include some sort of gallery on my page whereĀ I don’tĀ have to hassle with codes or needing to change the pictures in a pic widget. (royal PITA). Something that would highlight the pictures, make them stand out.

While my new Marcato blog is good,Ā  I’m still not 100% happy.Ā  The post layout under the top post is not what I want.Ā  I might change it again, probably back to the Twenty Ten theme, although I should upgrade that to Twenty Twelve.
I do like this new layout, Coraline, as the pictures are good, but may go back to a single side widget.

What do you think. Ā Is a fourth blog worth having a look at, (pun somewhat intended) just for photos or is it too much?

Jennifer šŸ™‚