Monday, March 10, 2014
I Changed This Blog, and Look What Happened!
I have been busy. Changing this blog. Freshening its appearance. Making the background entirely white. Smart. 2014. Airy. Fresh! Fresh! Fresh!
Not only that, I worked on mechanics. Took things off the sidebar. Tried to unclutter. Made things clean. Sleek. Bright. Trendy, but not ultra. Youthful, but not childish. Friendly, but not too.
And all because I'd read an article, and realized I was doing everything wrong. EVERY. THING. Goodness, I don't even have a single sidebar ad. Nothing shimmers, nothing flashes, nothing moves. Anyway, I've been looking at some really smart blogs myself lately. You know, the ones that look like magazines. Sooo up to date. And I say that with admiration - I think they look pretty cool (do people still use phrases like "pretty cool?").
(have you left yet? left me talking to myself while you google "Catholic blogs" to find something much more pretty-cool on which to spend your time?)
At least I had one thing "right" (according to the article). Whether I'm rambling (as right now) or sharing a quote, the posts here are brief ones. We can blame that on my own short attention span. You might be like me, I figure, and may appreciate just a thought, a prayer, a painting. And I must admit that I love thoughts of saints, I love prayers, I love art. Combining an appropriate painting with a great quote is downright thrilling to me, and in that I do not exaggerate. I love this kind of blogging. It's like digging for treasure, and then being able to share it.
Oh - and that new stark white background? You might have noticed that you don't see it. It took me about five minutes to realize that my improvements were no such things.
Let's face it. That's a great look for lots of blogs. But it's not such a good match for one with paintings from the 1800s and quotes from people who wrote four centuries ago.
So here I sit, still comfortable in my same beige surroundings.
And oh, I'm so happy to keep digging for treasure.
Thank you, You, for sharing the discoveries with me.
George Goodwin Kilburne painting, in US public domain due to age