I know, I am way too much of a pushover.
A few days ago, I was talking to my mother on the phone as she was driving up to my brother’s house in Virginia. She wasn’t driving…she is much too careful for that. She expressed in subtle, but forceful terms that she was not pleased at all with my decision to upgrade my blog template. She held the phone up in the air and I heard my sister, Lauren, yell, “Put it back!!!”
Now, being the man I am, I tend to be more attracted to the plain types of websites. I don’t really go after the spicy ones. I thought I had it. Well, I guess not. Neither my mother, nor my sister shared my taste. I think the main issue wasn’t the template, but the fact that it now showed two columns on the homepage, instead of one. My mother now had to scroll to the right to read the entries. Also, the entries now had to be clicked, instead of being available right one the homepage. I guess they don’t like to click.
The reasons I liked the plain template is just that…the entry titles had to be clicked. All 30+ images didn’t need to be loaded right there on one page, slowing down the site. That and the plainness of it.
I think I have found a compromise. What you are looking at is the second version of the old template. This one has the posts over to the left again, so there is no scrolling to the right. Also, it only shows the most recent post and the others below it with no photos.
How’s that? Do my number one blog readers like this one better? As my mother would say with her hand on her hip, “I certainly hope so.”