This weekend I finally agreed with myself that I have got bored with the plain and dull look of my blog and hence I need to infuse some colours into the blog’s face. Thus, the hunt began for the appropriate theme. Trust me, finding a free theme that suits your colour pallet and has adequate provision of sidebars and footers is not an easy job. I tried several themes working late into the night. But with each one there came up some or the other problem. My favourite theme was Lovebirds but it was meant for wedding plans and keeping the guests updated about events. Also, it was only offering a sidebar with no footers to accommodate widgets. And, since I am not entering the wedding bliss, neither now nor ever, for having already tasted its sweetness and sourness over the last 10 years along with the footer issue I had to forgo it.
Then, next I settled for the Chalkboard theme. It revived the class room feel. I was not too sure about it but decided to keep it because it satisfied my widgets accommodation criteria. I received feedback on the changed blog’s look from a seasoned blogger, whom I consider as my mentor and guide, that dark backgrounds do not go well with many readers and they might turn away. ‘Oh dear’, I thought.
Therefore, now I have chosen the Lovecraft theme. It offers a white background for reading the blog posts and a darker background for rest of the content. It caters well to my need for widgets in the sidebars and the footer. The header image of the train is from my personal photos clicked from one of our Lake Windermere cruises taken at the Lakeside of the steam railway.
What do you feel about this new blog look? If you have been a regular visitor of my blog, do you think the change has been for good or did you like the previous theme more?
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