On choosing the right theme

Just ten days ago I was writing about a theme change on these pages, adopting the Hew theme.

Along with finding a bug on it, I’ve also discovered that one-column templates (like this Celsius one I am using right now) simply works when you are really focused on a topic. Unfortunately this is not my case in the last months, where I do not have the time … or, better, the required concentration, to write here more extensively. So I keep posting links and videos and a casual user has a problem in finding the topics I’ve spoken in the last 10 years …

As in the next 10 days I have a job to fulfill, I will not have time to make a deep search in the list of the available free themes on WordPress.com … so if you land here via a browser you could see things changing.

Also, I am very interested in the process you make choosing a template for your site. Mind to share? Thanks!

Seems like the Publisher theme didn’t help my contents to be seen and explored by the visitors that comes in. So, hits on these pages have precipitate in a consistent way.

Having nothing to lose, I’ve activated the Hew theme, which is more minimal than ever. This as an experiment to see if removing navigation elements like menus and tag clouds on the sidebars makes a difference or not. We will see…


John O’Nolan founder of Ghost on blogging

The State of Casual Blogging →

Following the river of thoughts flowing from my last post, yesterday I found out this piece by John O’Nolan (long time developer of WordPress and founder of Ghost) expressing his personal view on the topic. I’ve liked in particular the following words:

There is more than enough room in the publishing industry for open and closed platforms to exist in harmony, catering to different types of writers with their individual advantages.

This point of view is respectful of every point of view, and I think that in ultimate analysis is THE final answer to the question of where one has to blog. And it’s where you’re most comfortable doing so…