Yes, I know, it is rather dark. I have been commenting but not posting for the last few days because I have been lost in the world of WordPress themes. Did you know that there are over 250 themes available from WordPress, and many other themes that are WordPress supported? I have now tried out most of them. It took a while.
I felt like Dorothy looked when she stepped out of the tornado ravaged house into the land of OZ. Of course, as many of you know I can be a bit of a clux when navigating the ins and outs of the blogosphere. I lost all of my widgets going back and forth between themes and had to reestablish them. Being over 50, with my subsequently impaired memory and inexperience, I had to relearn how to do all of that. Sometimes, things don’t stay with me like they should. I also spent some time organizing old posts into more appropriate categories.
When I first started with WordPress , a few short months ago, I picked the Quintus theme only because it was the first theme listed in the examples. Being WordPress and weblog naïve, I dove in without a clue. Since that time I have become bored with my theme, so I decided to change it. I wanted one that would allow for a header image that I can change at liberty. I also wanted it to appear more contemporary, yet retain some degree of elegance. Not that there is anything wrong with traditional, it’s just not where I am right now. With my WIP, I am seriously trying to focus on the future.
I thought about using my facebook banner as a header image because it has my book, Red Clay and Roses, across it and I like the way it looks spread out at length across the page. With the book on the right hand side, where you can click on the image to go to the novel page it was really overkill, so I decided against it. There are other reasons why I wanted this particular image. This is the skyline of Orlando over Lake Eola downtown. Orlando is not a terribly big city, but it is young and fresh and beautiful. It plays a part in the work in progress that I have dedicated myself to getting accomplished. There is a clickable image added to my right sidebar that shows Cypress Cove Resort, my family’s nudist resort, here in Florida for anyone who might be interested. Orlando and a fictional location patterned after The Cove will be featured in the first book of my murder mystery series that is my primary work in progress.
I have joined a local meetup.com group for writing and critiquing that is being established in my neighborhood here by some aspiring authors who have not yet published. We will be meeting at least monthly, maybe bimonthly. I am thinking it will be fun to learn and to share with them the wonderful things you all have taught me in the past few months. I thank you for bearing with me through this learning curve we all must go through. Have a great and inspiring day. ~ S.K. Nicholls