Soon after I first started this blog in 2009, I made frequent updates to the theme, changing colors and other details of the layout and features, but in 2011, I found one combination I really liked and ended up sticking with it until now.
Over the past few months, I thought about trying to redesign this site. I mainly wanted to change the background picture, but could not do it on the same theme. Yesterday, I finally decided to change the theme and see what happened.
My first attempt was very different and I did not completely like it, so I kept working on it and, soon enough, ended up with the current configuration.
Of course, this looks very similar to the previous theme, with the same background picture and similar colors. I just like the color blue, so it is not surprising that I kept it, but I am a little surprised that I did not make any more major changes, though a late addition of a photo behind the blog title seems pretty nice right now.
I may keep playing around with different themes, settings, layouts and background pictures to see if I like something else better, so please forgive me if you look at this on different days and see what looks like a different blog. I have no definite plans other than to play around and see what I like.
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