New Blog Theme

I really loved the blog theme I’ve been using until now, “Baskerville.”  I liked the multiple columns of posts that showed up on the front page – it was a very nice way of showing a lot on the screen at once in an organized fashion.  However, readers I know personally complained that the post columns were awkward-looking, though, and the color scheme was pretty limited to a weird shade of green.  Mind you, I love that color, but I like being able to choose from a more diverse palette from time to time.

So it was time for a change.

At first, I was very scared to use this “Scratchpad” theme.  I was worried that, like many of the freebie WordPress themes I was considering, its customization options would be limited.  Plus, the color scheme in this demo image (pictured below) looked pretty tacky to me.


I just wasn’t feeling that grey-blue background color.  Also, did I mention that there’s a  … HIGHLIGHTER (aka the evil yellow thing which permanently defiles pages)?!?!

Still, the bulletin-board, pencil-and-paper elements appealed to me, so I gave it a try.  I’m pleasantly surprised at how much customization this theme offers.  I was able to change the background to an image I really liked, and the available premade color schemes blend very well with just about any picture.

All in all, I am very happy with the result.  I still miss the columned arrangement a lot, but what I have now is very bright, cheerful, and most importantly, writerly. 🙂

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