I’m very pleased to have a new theme for my blog. I installed my last theme almost five years ago; in fact, this is only my third theme in eight years! If you look at my two previous themes I’m definitely getting lighter, not sure where I’ll go for the next one.
It took me a year to accept I needed a new theme, and to collect my thoughts on what I liked and didn’t like. I’d planned to use a designer to help me develop the look for my blog, but I found looking for and contacting designers very frustrating, so stopped that for now. As I didn’t have any branding elements in my old theme I had to create something myself. Fortunately, I had a starting point in the mood board and background document I’d created to send to designers which included colours and styles I liked.
I’d already worked out my blog niche, including choosing six words that describe me. I also looked through the pictures on my mood board and summarised how I viewed the pictures.
- 6 words – Happy, helpful, planner, positive, colourful, bright
- Mood board – Organic, clean lines with a bit of sparkle
Using Genesis means it is going to be easier for me to change the layout in the future so I don’t think it will be another five years before I make a major change. Plus I’m still interested in working with a designer to develop a brand for my blog so the next significant change could be the look of the site.
I’d love to know your thoughts on my new theme, do you think it is an improvement? Do you have any suggestions for future changes? What would you like to change about your own blog? Have you worked with a designer, how did it work for you?
* Disclosure – this is an affiliate link meaning, but obviously I’m very pleased with Genesis and would recommend it