Color Me… Something

This blog was offline during April while I tampered with its appearance. I tried nearly every theme WordPress offers. I tried nearly every color WordPress offers.

I understand that for blogs, white is in fashion, but I like color. I’ve played with the colors a lot. My main specifications:

  1. Background must be light enough for text to be easily read.
  2. Font must be dark enough for text to be easily read.
  3. Colors must enhance header.
  4. Colors must be attractive.

Numbers 1 and 2 are easy enough to satisfy, but 3 and 4 are just bears. Grays are too brown or too blue; whites are too yellow or too pink; blues are too green or too gray; greens are too blue or too yellow; reds jump out at you; pinks and yellows are insipid.

All I want is what I want. It shouldn’t be that difficult to get.

After serious consideration, I’m putting Telling the Truth, Mainly back in public view.

But I still don’t like its looks.

6 thoughts on “Color Me… Something

  1. I don’t know if many people judge a blog by how it looks, but I suppose that’s like judging a book by its cover. Of course readers usually see a book’s cover first, but I don’t judge a book or blog primarily by how it looks. It’s what’s inside that matters. In any case, I’m glad to see you back online and look forward to reading more of your posts, no matter how they look.


    1. Thanks, Abbie. The problem is me–I get bored with the blog’s appearance and want something different, so I’m always changing it, looking for the perfect fit. There isn’t a perfect fit, of course. 🙂


  2. Glad you’re back, too! And I love the movie clip. I guess I went with a beige background for Travels with Kaye, to suggest literary gravitas. For Janet and Quincy, black on white. Not so gravitassy over there, I guess.


  3. If I knew what I write, I might be able to settle on something. But I’m all over the map. Little gravitas, however. I, personally, think Quincy has quite a bit of gravitas. And I believe he would agree.


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