Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Design Me

When I first launched this website, I chose Wordpress.org to build it. And lately, I've been regretting that decision. I chose WordPress because it is more customizable and you can do more with it than Blogger. But I HATE working with it. I think the interface is clunky and not intuitive. So, after writing this post over at YAtopia, I've decided to switch my site over to Blogger.

It's time for my favorite part of building a blog - choosing the template! I'm not too dedicated to having a unique design so I often use btemplates.com, where designers offer free templates in the hopes you'll choose them when you finally need a customized design.

I've narrowed my choices down to seven templates. When I chose this template, I was wanting to be "professional" looking. But now? I'm more interested in my blog showing off my and my writing's personalities. Check out the screen shots below and tell me which one is your favorite. You can also click on the screenshot to see a live demo.

[caption id="attachment_495" align="aligncenter" width="516" caption="Midnight Cats"][/caption]


[caption id="attachment_496" align="aligncenter" width="502" caption="Sticker Theme"][/caption]


[caption id="attachment_497" align="aligncenter" width="502" caption="Green Earth - This is the template YAtopia's design is based on"][/caption]


[caption id="attachment_498" align="aligncenter" width="502" caption="Balikato"][/caption]


[caption id="attachment_499" align="aligncenter" width="502" caption="Notepad Chaos"][/caption]


[caption id="attachment_500" align="aligncenter" width="502" caption="Stubborn"][/caption]


[caption id="attachment_501" align="aligncenter" width="502" caption="Night Sky - This is the one I used to use before I switched to using my penname."][/caption]


Let me know which one you think represents me the best! Once I get this decided on, I'll start building the site and attempting to move my posts and GFC over to it. If anyone has ever done this before and has tips, please let me know!



  1. So far I have a FB vote for night sky, a twitter vote for Balikato and another twitter vote for either Night Sky or Green Earth

  2. Another FB vote for Stubborn or Notepad Chaos

  3. I like notepad chaos for you - organized, yet random with flair at the core.

  4. I like notepad chaos and stubborn best. cheers!

  5. And another fb vote for stubborn

  6. I like Balikato and night sky...in fact if you don't use night sky I might =P

  7. I really like the first one. Also, I LOVE Designer Blogs. They have $10 premade templates and some other premades that are a little more but still awesome... http://www.designerblogs.com/