….the mother of invention”. – Plato
It’s great when truisms really are true, isn’t it.
I remember a time, nearly 20 years ago now, when Hub and I moved into a particular flat in London. After a while, we realised that we needed to sort out one drawer in a dresser. Cutting a long story short, we ended up re-organising the entire front room, including not only sorting the dresser drawers, but moving the whole dresser to a different location.
These days, whenever we start to speak about changing something, we say ‘this is not a dresser drawer moment, is it?’.
Why am I rambling on about this? I have spent this evening unexpectedly re-vamping my other blog, LeapingTracks. I hadn’t planned to. I didn’t even mean to. I was sort of forced in to it.
Well, that last bit isn’t quite true. No-one forced me. But I reached a tipping point and I thought I might as well carry on.
You see, on the dresser drawer principle, I decided to add some text to the LeapingTracks home page to bring it up to date a little. I started that blog nearly four years ago and I figured that it could do with some more recent news. Unfortunately, when I tried to make the edits, I somehow deleted all the text on the home page – arrrggghhhh!
So I had to re-write completely a new home page. I thought, well, if I am doing that, I should probably update my ‘about’ page. So I added some text to that too. As I was working on all of this I was thinking that maybe the whole look of the blog was a little tired and could do with a bit of a spruce-up. It was four years old, after all….
As we all know, WordPress makes it very easy for us to play around with themes, styles etc. Why not have a little look at a change of clothes for LT? I tried a few sets on for size and decided to go all dramatic.
For those of you who saw the site in its old garb, you will see a big difference! A bit like the time I went from having long-ish dark brown hair to very close-cropped, bleach-blonde hair only days before attending a friend’s wedding. Dramatic was indeed the word.
I’m going to live with it for a while and see how it grows on me. I’m not sure if I have quite got used to it yet, but, like hair, I can always change it again if need be. Meanwhile, I think I will avoid opening any drawers for a while. 🙂