To state the obvious, I have changed the “Theme” of my blog.
I went with a black background on my artist’s website (soulhealingart.com) so I thought I would do the same here at wordpress. Black-backgrounds apparently are now my self-defined identifiers on my sites now.
Actually, that really isn’t true. What resonates a bit more is that my blog, having been the same basic format for years, needed an update.
One friend actually asked me about my previous blog format if I had purposely chosen the most bland blog style, because other people were not as likely to have chosen it. No. I am just bland and boring and select things in kind.
I realized that changing my blog template had little to do with what was happening on my artist’s website.
The closest analogy of how my thinking emerged- and many of you women will relate- is when one suddenly, after years of the same hair style, up and decides one day to drastically change one’s hair.
A woman may walk into a salon with relatively long blonde hair, and exit with a short brunette bob. She will summarize this stunning transformation with “It was time for a change” and move on with her life. Snip. Cut. Dye. Done.
As a witness to such transformations, you are always placed in the position of “Should I comment or not?”
“If I praise the new hairstyle (blog) am I indicating that I never liked the first one?”
Or “If I don’t comment, will that make her feel bad? I mean she put all that time and effort into her new hairstyle (blog), she is probably expecting it will be noticed, isn’t she?”
So to summarize the switch in blog format, “It was time for a change.” Explore themes. Preview. Activate. Done.