In an attempt to escape blogging limbo, I spoiled myself and 6birds to a much-needed makeover. In other words, if you’re not on the site itself, you should click through and enjoy the view!
(I’m going to be bragging about this, so.)
This style isn’t what I had in mind, but it’s okay because during my brainstorming for something to want, I wasn’t completely sure of what I wanted anyways. Georgie, again, designed a theme for me. The thing about blog themes (to me) is that they’re like clothes for a wardrobe. Ever so often, there comes a time when an outfit needs to be put to rest because it’s been worn so many times. 6birds really needed something new, especially since that blue theme was starting to feel more and more like it was so 2012!
It got to a point where I dreaded blogging and seeing my posts resting upon that dreary, depressing blue theme. I craved changed starting around May, and I was finally able to start it in time for me to have it by now.
This isn’t exactly fitting for the autumn or winter seasons; it’s probably more fitting for the Spring or Summer seasons instead. But it’s okay… I don’t plan on making it snow on 6birds this year. I’ve made it snow during the winter every year up until this one for the “fun” of it, but I’m just not interested in that anymore. It wasn’t really ever a tradition… I think it was actually more annoying to me than it was entertaining, and I could never get the sound figured out to the point that it actually worked.
So, there’s no snow this year, and thus far, I doubt future years will have snow as well.
Other things that were taken away (that you also probably never knew about) are the “freebies”. I moved them to a domain name I purchased for under $5 as an impulse buy1; the site is powered by a totally remodeled Flight version that was developed into a lightweight CMS simply because of Chyrp’s outdatedness, my distaste for Habari and my desire for something like WordPress but without all the bulk. Oh, and the site hosting all of my freebies and other junk I want to offer to peeps is royally.org, which is a domain name I stole from Kya’s domain inspiration list. The first one I took from her list was beefly.me, a retired domain of mine.
Anyways, now that 6birds has finally been remodeled, I can get to working on other projects. I’m really going to work on simplifying them as much as I can and lightening the load that I have. For example, I decided to end allergicliza.me completely, and I’m selling foodallergy.pw as well. I’m not into cooking enough, and sometimes I find myself wanting to post recipes on 6birds and not on Allergic Liza. Plus, I just don’t want to run yet another blog. It’s too much work and effort that I’d rather put into something else. Basically, I tried it on for size, and the shoe didn’t fit.
(I also got tired of people continuously asking me for medical help and advice.)
Anyway, I gave Georgie the URL for 78Violet’s song and music video “Hothouse”, which I also put into an entry with the same title2, and I told her basic things I wanted. And I let her loose. :p That’s how this theme came to be, in case you were wondering. And it’s cool, because it actually does remind me of the song and the music video. 🙂
I feel like 6birds has a more approachable vibe to it now! Business is up front (blog posts), and the party is down under (widgets).3
I’m also glad I can finally stop digitally drooling.
All in all, this theme really goes against everything I ever said I would have on 6birds again. Going sidebarless kind of terrified me at first, and just going with something so girly like this felt really odd to me, but I still really like it. My intention for 6birds has always been to make it something symbolic in appearance but the problem with that is that symbolism can change constantly. Today, the color grey may just be something I like, but tomorrow the color grey may resemble death to me.
I like this theme. I don’t really need a lengthy reason of why I’ve fallen in love with it; I still don’t for-sure know why I have fallen in love with it. Maybe it’s not a why, but a how instead.
P.S. If you’re easily amused, resize your window. This is also mobile-friendly and all that jazz. It’s themes like these that make me enjoy my smartphone even more.
Also, Georgie deserves a pat on the back for putting up with my emails and questions and whatnot. :p
…and I’m putting the 8th as the date on the evolution page simply because EIGHTS RULE.
- Availability, price and lust come into play when it comes to impulsive buys for me… ↩
- That entry was originally supposed to be this one, but I accidentally published it too soon, and so it tweeted and went everywhere. I type up entries like these ones beforehand so I know I won’t forget to say anything, especially since I often have the exact way(s) I want to word things when posts like these are on my mind. (And then, of course, I edit them as I see fit. ↩
- Innuendo? :O Hehehe. ↩