It’s been exactly four weeks since I announced some changes to this site and … VOILA!
How do you like our new look? So far I received only positive feedback and I have to say that I’m happy with the design myself. Isn’t it peaceful?
That’s because it is called “Peace on Earth” 🙂
It “only” took experimenting with about 12 different themes (blog designs), 9 different plugins (mini programs to improve the site), and “some” tweaking of the content. I also wasted at least 8 hours on themes and plugins that just would not do what I wanted them to. Patience is one of my virtues, but even I had to admit defeat after struggling for 6 hours tweaking, customizing, deleting, and (twice) reinstalling a new theme that I really liked a lot! But, as difficult as it was, I finally had to give up because all that twiddling was just not worth it anymore.
Yes, I wasted a lot of time, but I also learned a lot and gained more experience in customizing a blog. You see, I truly enjoy problem solving and trouble shooting these type of challenges, but at the same time I know that I don’t always have the answer. That’s when my research skills jump in and thanks to the internet, I can always find a solution on expert sites, showing me that my problems are (thankfully) not unique.
So while I could have finished my site sooner, the whole process was still a valuable experience. One that increased my skills and will surely benefit my clients!