Posted by : Sherri Cornelius Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Yes, it's Theme Merry-Go-Round time again here at Sherri Blossoms. Well, only on the new site, which is probably where most everybody will read from here on out. I spent a long time working on that simple flower theme, which I liked a lot, but I couldn't get it just right. Then I realized I need more color. So I started looking for pictures of colorful flowers and found some beauties, but it just wasn't working.

The next one I tried was called Dark Wood and I thought it was near-perfect. Elegant with whimsical touches, natural, tiny flowers next to each post title to fit my theme...but in the end it wasn't customizable enough (for a code idiot like me) so I took it down. I might try it again later, though, if I don't find anything else I like. The one I'm using now, called Arclite, is cute. I love the colors, and eventually can change the header to my own image. I've already brought along the CSS changes from the old blog to make the rollover links pink. For some reason I just love that.

Problems with this template: No nested comments; if I use the optional 2nd sidebar it squishes the main content too much; lots of people use it.

I could probably make a new header with my old flower, but I'm actually getting tired of the whole flower thing. I guess it's a memorable title, Sherri Blossoms, with its play on "cherry blossoms," but then I always have to have a flower, and flowers get boring if you look at them too much. I don't know. Changing my blog is gut-wrenching. There are simply too many ways to go with it. Plus I love playing with it, so it eats up a LOT of my time.

The reason behind all this change is because I'm changing from the free WordPress hosting to GoDaddy's paid hosting. They have a plan especially for Wordpress users, where they do all the hard work of installing the WP open-source software on your site and changing your domain servers and such, and now I'm using an interface near-identical to the one I'm used to on the old WP blog. It even has the same options for themes and widgets, so changing the look is easier than a traditional website. I can't recommend it enough. (And no, I won't be in any GoDaddy commercials. One bimbo is all they need.)

One benefit I hadn't considered with getting paid hosting is that the page seems to load faster than on the free one, so that's good.

I feel like an expert now, on domain names and hosting and WordPress and stuff, so if you need any help with it, let me know. I don't know much, but what I do know I know very well, as I've been over it a thousand times.

Thank you for all your input, folks. And thanks for following me around during my time of wandering. Now I have a lot to do today, so I won't be around as much as usual. Don't feel like I'm ignoring you. Have a great day.

One benefit I hadn't considered with getting paid hosting is that the page seems to load faster than on the free one, so that's good.

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  1. I like this theme MUCH better than the wimpy flower one you had before. It's more you :)

  2. Oh wait, not the cool flower one but the one you had up yesterday. I really liked the original one.

  3. So ... when I click on "my comments" I won't be able to see any that I leave on your page here, right? Or will free WP still track them?

    I like the grass. The Sherri Blossoms thing was neat with the flowers because I always thought of it as a verb more than the "cherry blossoms" play. Like, "Sherri is blossoming," kind of thing. :)

  4. Hm, Fal, I'm not sure if it will track your comments. I think it will. It asked me to moderate this one for some reason. *hugs*

  5. Kristy, I knew which one you meant. ;) I might try that "dark wood" one tomorrow, see what y'all think. Thanks for your vote!

  6. Nope, the separate domain comments aren't tracked. I never could see the ones I left you unless I went to your page. So every time you posted I'd go back and read the answers, if any, you'd left. Which weren't many. AHEM!

    This grassy one's sort of fun and playful, but it's not as sharp and professional as the one you started with; I missed the dark wood thing altogether I suppose. Assfartboobs.

  7. See? You can say that on this template. :D

    I know, I suck. I've been spreading myself too thin over the internet. And the past couple of weeks I've been unusually busy. I'll try to do better answering, I promise.

    Also, I think you can subscribe to comments so you don't have to keep checking back. Maybe I have to put something in my sidebar.


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