Happy New Year everyone! If you read this in a feed reader – click through – my blog has a new look.
For my 1st post of the 2011, I am sharing my new blog design. In January 2010 I also updated the look of my blog. At the time, I was aiming for a more structured & clean-cut look along a 3-column template so I could share more on the sidelines of the blog. At that time I chose to use the WordPress theme “Parchment Theme” by wpthemedesigner.com. My genealogy blog used to look more or less like this:
However, as the year went on, I realized that the middle column was a bit too narrow for my tastes — I tended to write longer blog posts and I felt as they went down the page forever. Also, I like to change so a few days ago I looked around for a new theme and found my current one. This time, I’ve chosen OneRoom 1.0 by Jeremie Tisseau.
I particularly liked the colors in this theme and that I still have 3 columns but the middle column is a little wider. Also, I feel like I didn’t really need as much info in the sidebars as I had so I reduced that as well. Within 30 minutes of choosing the theme I had it up and running. This is due to the flexibility of WordPress. I couldn’t be happier.
I also updated a couple of aspects of the blog:
- I expanded my ABOUT page — wanted it to look more *professional* and give a better picture of the scope of my genealogy activities.
- Added a SURNAMES page – still need to add to it, but it should be helpful to anyone who visits
- I kept my ”Connect w/ Me” icons and my cartoon avatar. I love those so much.
- I also kept the feed of my posts from all the other blogs I have – all so you can enjoy more of me
I still need to make a few tweaks here and there but overall, I hope you like the new look! Now, if I could update my home as quickly as I can update the blog…..