BAsPC: Decisions on Themes

BA's Posting Challenge 2013-14Welcome to BA’s Posting Challenge for book bloggers! In an effort to consistently create content on BA I thought I would take part in a 30 day blogging challenge (I have to mix it up or else I get bored), but realised I don’t want to, nor do I have the time, to create a post every single day. Instead I decided to attempt to create a post once a week with content other than a review.

This is how BA’s Posting Challenge began.

Now BA’s Posting Challenge has become an annual event spanning the year’s busiest time. November for Wrimos everywhere, December for the holiday season, January for New Year’s and recovery, February for the lovers, and March to finally wind down after all the craziness.

BA’s Posting Challenge is for those book bloggers who want content and can’t think of anything to post, want a break without their blog dying, and just want to join in somewhere with the blogosphere community. This  challenge has a focus on books, book blogs, and personal topics scattered throughout. Find all the topics here.

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Decisions on Themes: How do you decide on what theme is best for your blog?

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Sometimes I think the blogging world needs more themes, especially free themes. More free, nice themes would be fantastic. After several years I finally cut down my blogging habit and my obsession with changing themes. When you change it enough it becomes more difficult to find a theme to use. I’m on the picky side now and there’s certain features, or lack thereof, to help me figure out which theme to use.

  • Bright is Good: This is one of my newest adopted mottos. I’ll probably always be a Goth at heart, but I can’t handle being surrounding by dark colours anymore. If a theme is bright and not garish, or flashing, or bright pink, or overly girly, I’ll probably be drawn to it.
  • Sidebars: I need sidebars. I get very disgruntled when I come across a theme I like the colours of, the look of, and then discover it doesn’t have a sidebar option. I need a sidebar for my widgets. I need widgets! I also can’t handle widgets down the bottom if there’s none on the side. I don’t mind it when they’re down the bottom with some side ones because it gives me the impression of a neatly finished box and this makes my OCD-self happy.
  • Options: I really love a theme that gives you options. I don’t mean just sidebars and colour scheme, but the option of changing layout, including search, including social network integration, and the option to change header and background. I also love the option of two menus, but I realise this is a rarity.

I’ve gone through most of the WP themes, especially the ones packed with options, and now I mostly pounce on the new themes. I would love to buy me some themes, but I don’t want to get too crazy. You start buying themes and where does it stop when you love changing them over so much?

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