Woah Did You Have Some Work Done?

Since I'm being Artsy Fartsy here is a black and white photo with nothing to do with the rest of this post.

Since I’m being Artsy Fartsy here is a black and white photo with nothing to do with the rest of this post.

So you may have noticed that there have been some style changes to this blog lately. Yesterday I was reading through some of my old posts and discovered that it was very difficult to navigate between subjects- for example if I only wanted to look at posts about artwork then I had to scroll all the way to the bottom and hunt-and-peck for a category about artwork.

“This is annoying!” I said to myself. “Self, lets see if we can add a sidebar with categories and archives on it.”

Now, I’m no computer expert. Code is more than a little bit Greek to me so I went to see what templates that were available. Previously I was using a one-column template called “Ambiru” and there didn’t seem to be any way to add a sidebar onto it without learning another language. So for a while I just flipped through the available templates to see if there were any that I liked. If I did find one that I liked I wrote it down on the back of an old envelope so I could narrow down my options later. As a result I ended up with the following free-form poem:

Chaotic Soul

Comet Moritary Nolumus Mori

Dusk Chaos Theory (no sidebar)

Elegant Grunge Structure

Piano Black

I feel like these would also make good album titles for a goth band.

I settled on “Chaotic Soul”. I like the drama of it. I feel like having a Chaotic Soul allows me to sit all day in a coffee shop wearing skinny jeans and being sarcastic. Maybe it is the start of a new “me”. I also changed the sub-title to “Intentional Reinvention” since there has been an element of reinvention in my life of late. I like to think it is intentional anyway… I’m working on finding the right header image as well- apparently I can upload several and just set it to randomly select one each time someone visits the page so I might do that.

At any rate this is the beginning of a new look for me although I still have several adjustments that I plan to make so please be patient while we’re under renovation.

~ by Gwydhar Gebien on January 14, 2013.

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