I’ve been trying not to mess with themes. I get lost in the options. It’s not worth it. The fewer small decisions I have to make the happier I am. That’s why I have multiple plain black t-shirts, one pair of jeans, a hoodie, and one pair of shoes. Not having to make small decisions makes my life easier and better. That’s why I try not to mess with themes.
Then, Day 5 of the Zero to Hero challenge arrived. The challenge asks you to try themes you would never think of using. So I did, and I’m pleased with the outcome.
I don’t like themes that account for post type, because I only use the standard format. It was pointless having a little icon indicating what type of post you were about to read.
I don’t like having a tag line displayed, and I didn’t realize that until I switched themes. Turns out I also didn’t like the text widget I had added. Now it’s hidden, like a treat for the reader. I can hide whatever I want in that little top-right hand corner tab.
I’m only worried about content, so typography is important. I love the contrast in font colors and the large print of the Bushwick theme. And I love that it features the most recent content, alone, at the top, with nothing but titles below. I make a concerted effort when writing titles, so showing them off makes me happy.
But maybe the thing that makes me most happy about this new theme is that I get to display a large, filthy picture of a satisfied Bukowski. Because what more can you strive for as a writer?
Maybe tomorrow I’ll wear a white t-shirt instead.