I’ve been thinking for awhile that my blog has been looking a little busy. I had left and right sidebars with a lot of widgets. What finally pushed me into action was visiting Jan Smith’s blog Re-Siever. It looked so clean and sophisticated, and the content is great too!
Choosing a Theme
It can be daunting choosing a theme, but luckily Sue Waters at The Edublogger wrote two posts back in July which were really helpful; What To Consider When Choosing Your Blog Theme and The 100 Edublog Themes Separated Into Categories To Make Choosing Your Next Theme Easier. Using Sue’s posts I decided what I wanted in a blog theme and started checking out the ones that seemed to fit. Well, after lots of thought and consideration I went with the theme that I really liked… the same one that Jan Smith is using (Ocean Mist by Ed Merritt). They say that imitation is a form of flattery, and Jan’s most recent post is titled Steal This, Please. I have personalized the theme though–right now that’s a photo of my youngest running through the spray at a water park.
Some Bumps Along The Way
I’m finding that a few things got lost in the transfer (like Clustr Maps) and I’ve been trying to re-jig things. I took my blogroll out of my sidebar and given it a separate page to try and reduce clutter. I’m still playing with the layout so that it works for me.
What do you look for in a blog theme? Are you a 1, 2, or 3 column type of person, or does it depend on the blog content? Have you considered changing up the look of your blog? Do you have any suggestions to make my blog layout/set-up more reader friendly? As always, I’d love to hear from you!