I can see that choosing the appearance of this blog could seriously interfere with my writing time! Partly because I have no idea what I want. As usual, however, I seem fairly clear about what I don’t want. It reminds me of looking at houses. I drove my realtor crazy because sometimes I refused to even go inside. We would drive up to the front of a house and I would say “no.” He would say, “but don’t you want to see the inside.” I would say “nope” and he would shrug and find the next listing.

I preview these themes and usually I can tell instantly if I don’t like them. The hard part is when I sort of do. Sort of. Maybe if I could change this color or that image I would, but I don’t know if I can and what if I activate it and I hate it? And then what if I can’t figure out how to go back to the one I have which is really fine? Not perfect of course, but that may be because I don’t know how to make it perfect. I mean, maybe someone else could change things that I don’t know how to change and make it better. Of course, part of the problem is I don’t really know what would make it better.

At least with houses, I knew I wanted at least four bathrooms (more was fine) and lots of light and no bad smells. Really, the smell thing is a deal breaker. But with these blog designs I have no idea how many columns I need or whether I’ll really use widgets (have only the vaguest idea what they are) and no clue what’s going to smell bad after a few days.