You might have noticed that things look a little different, and maybe a bit raw around here.
I have decided to strip things back and build up from almost scratch, in real time. Yep! I’m going to make my changes and experiment right on my site for the world to see.
Why? Actually I’m not really sure. It has something to do with how much I love WordPress right now, and a desire to use it more and be be involved in the community a bit more.
How will this venture do that? Maybe it will give people a chance to comment on the progress of the site and make suggestions, which you are welcome to do. Perhaps it will give me time to take inspiration from different sources, read more blogs, and learn some new things. It might inspire me to post more, which is something I’ve been meaning to do for a while (forever?!). You might think that paring back the design might make me intent on designing rather than writing, but I think by allowing my blog to be a bit naked for a while I won’t feel that pressure to get the design finished and ready for the world. I can just spend a bit more time with WordPress in general; it can be a work in progress while I do other things like write and go to WordCamp!
Heck yes! I’m pretty excited. In part because WordPress is great and getting better, also partly because I’ve never been to Melbourne before.
In other (somewhat related) news, over the past few months I have been teaching WordPress courses for a training company in Sydney. There can be between 1 and 8 people in a one-day class and I really enjoy it! I love being part of people learning about how great WordPress is! And their questions give me an opportunity to explore WordPress further, which has been bril!
It’s quite likely that my most recent Thesis child theme will be available in my store this week, and any other previous skins, if I have time to pull them together.