For you lovely people out there who follow my blog, I need your help.
I would like to know: What’s in a theme?
When I begun as a blogophile I wanted the simplest theme that no money could buy…
But, with the growing addiction I have to my blogging my eyeballs appear to be crying out in protest. Do I need glasses? Quite possibly. Or is it too much small black print on a throbbing white page that is sending them into paroxysms of pain? So for the health of my eyes and that of others, I have changed my theme to one with larger writing, and done away with the vast expanse of pure white page.
Can I ask your opinion? Is it better or worse? Does every new blogger go through these agonies of indecision, not wanting to appear superficial but fearing that you might be coming off that way nonetheless? Does it even matter?
On an amusing side note, a few years back I went through a minor pretentious stage in which I desperately wanted glasses. Did I need them? Probably not. Ok, definitely not. But I went into the optometrist just the same, and bored her silly with tales of my failing eyesight, and my need for glasses. After copious amounts of tests in which I sincerely considered lying about the letters I saw, she came to a shocking conclusion. I didn’t really need glasses. However, she must have sensed my desperation, or just wanted an easy sale, because she offered to fit me for some reading glasses, ones which students often wear when spending long hours in front of a computer screen. Happily I picked out two pairs of frames, and handed over the exorbitant amount of $250.
Did I wear those glasses again? Of course I did! I wore them the day they arrived. For about 20 minutes. Before taking them off and placing them in the bottom drawer of my dresser, never to be seen again.
I pulled them out a few days ago, thinking, hoping, that they might alleviate the eyeball strain I’m currently feeling. Well. The first pair fell off my face, fell off my face, as in, the arms were too wide to even reach my ears. The second pair fitted ok, but gave me a kind of dizzy, drunk feeling, not unpleasant but not particularly conducive to reading or writing.
Ahh, the follies of youth.
So I put this question out to the far more experienced bloggers out there, what’s in a theme? Do you prefer this one? Is there nothing in the world you could possibly care less about? Did you eve once crave glasses so badly you considered lying to the optometrist just to get them?