So yesterday I briefly mentioned spending countless hours and hours of my free time working on the design of my blog. But if you can also recall, I still wasn’t quite happy with it no matter how much HTML and CSS I knew. (And how little PHP!)
I feel like I am THE WORST with making decisions like this!
Immediately after publishing my post yesterday, my newest blog digest, I began browsing other blogs (of the bookish blog variety) that I follow. One thing led to another, and I was searching “wordPress pre-made themes” on Etsy… Deep down, I think I knew that no matter what I tried, my blog would never look the way I envisioned, and that I would need some outside help. I’ve been carrying that feeling for as long as I’ve had a blog (circa December 2013). I scrolled and scrolled through the endless pre-made themes, and then my eyes met with one that I loved beyond belief!
The rest is history. I purchased it immediately, and set to work (AGAIN) on redesigning my blog. A part of me still wishes I didn’t have to succumb to buying a layout (I don’t know why??? Pre-made layouts are fine???), but I think it’s just my personality type and wanting to be the person who does all the things and doesn’t need to ask for help. If there’s something that needs to be done (creating and designing my own blog, for example), I do it myself. And if I don’t know how, I teach myself.
In the past, the design of my blog has been in a near-constant state of change. I’m always finding something I want to change about it, and it’s kind of maddening because I want to focus my attention on my content, or even enjoying other hobbies such as reading or watching TV shows that I like. But with this new layout (which I am just so in love with), I don’t feel that way anymore. It feels a little bit like a blessing to have found something I’m going to want to stick with for many, many months (years, even).
Now, in theory, I can dish out more content without having the blog design weighing on my mind, and I can get out into the blogoverse and discover more blogs, talk to more book nerds, and just do more things that I haven’t been doing since I began this new blog. (MAYBE EVEN START WRITING AGAIN!)