So despite there being a big, empty shiny new blog sitting here for me to play with it seems that more of my time is taken up with the pre-occupation of “how it looks” rather than “what its says”. Here at the outset of my dalliance with blogging I have already spent what seems an age dithering between blogger.com or wordpress.com as my account of choice.
And even once I had managed to nail that decision then I was no sooner faced with a choice of themes, widgets and all manner of other extras to send me into a perplexingly pleasing state of pseudo-panic. There is – perhaps so very sadly it seems – little better at occupying my mind at the moment than issues of column layouts, font selections, palettes and general typography which are of no apparent interest to anyone else that I come across on a day to day basis. Thankfully, there appears to be many number of people that I don’t come across who have some interest in all of this and so it was with some relief that I tracked down Lorelle Van Fossen’s one year anniversary article on Choosing a WordPress Theme. So it is that having flirted variously with both the Hemmingway and Emire themes I appear to have settled (for now at least) on the smart black-letterhead theme by Ulysses Ronquillo and can now begin to concentrate on the thorny issue of writing something that someone might find vaguely interesting.