Ok, I admit it. I’m releasing a half-baked blog interface.
I was quite tired of the old blog interface and knew that I needed something different. I wasn’t quite sure what I was looking for so I spent time visiting other blogs in an attempt to get some ideas for my new WordPress theme. I wanted something lighter, airier and more robust.
All along it was sitting in front of my face but I didn’t realize it. I didn’t realize it because each Thesis blog that I came across had such a different look that I didn’t realize they all used the same theme. So, I finally purchased Thesis to use here on NJFM.
To say that Thesis has bells and whistles is an understatement. There are so many options that it will take me a while to figure them all out. That’s part of the reason why I’m releasing it half baked. You see, once I started working on the new interface, I couldn’t stand looking at the old one anymore.
As a matter of fact, I’ve decided to convert all of my blogs over to Thesis. Because of the design options, no two blogs will look the same. Once I get a true handle on Thesis’ functionality, it will save me time and effort when posting from blog to blog. I already have my BLULOW blog set up on Thesis (Hmmm, maybe I’ll be encouraged to post more frequently there).
The Final Straw
My recent server problems forced me to expedite the process. I’m not sure if the problem was caused by my old theme, too many WordPress plugins or HostGator’s doing some behind the scene server upgrades (it was probably a combination of all three). What ever the cause, I vowed that I would switch to a more stable and proven WordPress theme as soon as my site was back up and running.
Since NJFM is my outlet, playground, learning tool and megaphone for my mistakes, I’m going to continue playing around with Thesis. The only difference is that it won’t be behind the scenes anymore. I’m playing in full sight. So, bear with me over the next few days, weeks or even months as I play around with my blog’s interface. Who knows, maybe I’ll stumble across some things that might be helpful to us all.