On More Bloggery Thinking

Two weeks ago I put together a WordPress theme for a possible work blog. It’s nothing great — it’s a free CSS template, married to some php code I pulled together, plus some CSS jiggery-pokery &mdsh; and as a tech demo it does pretty much what I wanted it to: it showed that a vision I had for what this blog needed to be could be realized.

I find myself looking at magazine-style WordPress themes in my spare time. I’ve found some that I like. I’ve found some that have good ideas, but lousy execution. I’ve found two that do almost exactly what I wanted.

Now, there’s actually no guarantee that anything I put together would be used. Indeed, the likelihood is that it wouldn’t be used. Nor is there any guarantee that something I find better suited to my ideas, still somewhat nebulous as they are, would be used, either.

Occasionally, things are in flux and just stay that way.

But, on the off-chance that someone came to me tomorrow and said, “We need to run with something,” at least I’d be armed with some ideas. 🙂

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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