Change is always inevitable. Change is also another way of saying that something you didn’t think of or want to happen…has happened. Ever since Footsteps in the Mirror became a part of the 9rules Blogging Community, I’ve been exposed to a lot of good blogs, blogs that don’t just look good, they sound good. I’d like to think that in this case, the way I’ve been blogging has always been part of what makes this blog what it is. It’s about me and content is king.
Yet in the past 6 months, it’s hard not to look at fellow 9ruler blogs like Lelia Thomas and James Mathias, and then wonder to yourself, “How in the name of God did I survive looking at my own blog everyday without poking my eye out with a stick?” I guess it’s just something you have to live with when you lack the knowledge and capability to design something as simplistically ingenious or deviously creative as they do.
Still, that hasn’t stopped me yet. Over the past…well…for a long time now, I’ve been tinkering with the design of my blog, pushing it to the limits from its original Beccary design to what you see right now. The changes might be only surface deep, but I can assure you that the road there was no small feat. Even if it is something simple to those that know what they are doing, this is a layout I can call…uniquely personal (I can’t technically call it mine now since it’s still Beccary’s core code).
I have been dabbling with trying to design a layout of my own over the past year and sure enough it was supposed to replace this theme, but it never did pan out. Whatever I wanted to do, whatever design that I had planned for my blog, I just couldn’t do it with the knowledge I have. There is only so much you can learn by reverse engineering themes that you like. The rest of it comes from your own ability to know what you’re doing and I can tell you, I had no idea what I was doing.
So yet again, I’m about to attempt a redesign of this blog. Not the because the one now has outlived it’s usefulness, but because I’m the type of person who thinks big and tries to fly even though he doesn’t have wings. Who knows, maybe this time will be different. Maybe change this time round will be something welcomed. Maybe I’ll get help from people willing to design the things I can’t possibly do so on my own. Maybe I’ll be able to do all the things I thought off before.
Or maybe you’ll be seeing this theme again for another year. Uh oh…that’s definitely something unexpected.