As I mentioned in my last post, I’m in the midst of creating a new blog that will highlight my professional rather than my personal side. I started with purchasing my domain name (karenshaffer.com) and setting up hosting (godaddy with WordPress integration).
Now, just need to pick a theme and tweak it a little to create the perfect marriage between form and function–and then start blogging.
Easier said than done.
After compiling a list of “must have” attributes, reviewing many “best free WordPress themes” lists, previewing hundreds, downloading several, I have finally arrived at my top choice (Simple Balance 2.2 by Blogsessive)…for now.
Why is your theme choice such an important decision?
Because it is a statement about who you are.
Sure content, user-friendliness and all the back end tracking and analyzing tools are important, but your “theme” says a lot about you and how you will be perceived by your readers. It’s all about first impressions.
So what do you want your theme to say about you? Are you bold and confident? A colorful character? Or are you more subdued? Do you prefer complicated over simple? Are you reserved or outgoing? Are you conversation starter or a contributor?
Augh..with so many choices, I’m not sure I’ll ever find my perfect theme, but I think I’m close–I have chosen a crisp, clean theme with strong, but calming colors and I have created a title and tag line that effectively illustrates my focus, but with a slightly humorous edge. Yep, I think that sums me up real good.
So what does your theme say about you?