I’ve been changing my theme over the last couple of days, not only here but also at Miriam Joy Reads. Okay, so I was procrastinating. What’s happened now is that I have a very classy, sophisticated theme for my book blog, but I’m concerned that by comparison, this one seems juvenile and unprofessional.
I only have my own opinions on blog themes to work from, and it’s very hard to find a theme that fulfils my very specific ideas. I’d like to know what you like in a blog: visible sidebars, fancy fonts, serif or sans serif body text, bright colours or muted tones… What makes you click out of a blog immediately when you stumble on it for the first time? Are you more interested in the elegance of my book blog, or do you like the playfulness of this one better?
My blog is the main thing people find when they look for me on the internet. As I begin to leave my days of being a ‘teen writer’ behind (though it’s a while since I identified that way, I officially leave teenagerdom next week), I want this first port of call to respect my attitude to my writing, which is that I take it seriously and intend to pursue it as a profession.
But, this is also where I talk about my life and about dry rot and castles and books, so I don’t want it to be too much of a website and not enough like a blog.
Ideally I’d be able to have paired themes with Miriam Joy Reads, but that’s complicated because one’s on WP.com and one is self-hosted with WP.org, so they function differently. :/
Your feedback and pointers are, as ever, very much appreciated. Please let me know what you think I should do to make the theme better next time I’m procrastinating on an essay.