I changed the Template on Samsons Blog about 3 months ago. The new template is almost the same as the old one,Black has muted down to Charcoal gray but otherwise its much the same. Ive been looking at my daily blog dose, and realised that I dont actually choose a blog to elevate to Google Reader Status by its
design. I only go by the content.
You get to spot the Blogger Template after a while and that makes one feel comfortable . Not everyone can mess around with the html and make a work of art from a design page. Works of art too might be fantastic for some people and not for others. Recently I have been bowled over by the beautiful photography on the Visual Theology blog.
The man is a brilliant practitioner , graphics, and word content. I have been round galleries for 50 years looking at Photographs, from those of Julia Margaret Cameron to Judah Passow, and his touch me . I dont have to be trawling Time Out for exhibitions as long as someone blogrolls good visual blogs for me.
Conversely I have followed the blog of a methodist local preacher in Harrogate for years. She has as far as I know, never made any blogrolls except for mine , but I love her day to day banality. She talks so very Dear Diary, and I love her very normality. She could be me in other words. She has not posted for ages. I hope her husband is not ill again. I care so much that I will probably have to ask my friend Alison at Kairos church Harrogate to see if she can find out.
So the question I am asking today is this-Is a fantastic template important for my Blog?
This question has hidden questions
- Do I want to be blogrolled , and as popular as Rev Lesley , (who is now being overtaken by the Vernacular Curate)?
- Will any more people read my blog if the template is a design miracle?
- Are personal blogs the future or will the Johnny Laird Daily be the new black?(Why is his copy of the Message not right way up on his profile of Twitter)
- Am I jealous of all of them?
The answers are Yes, No, Don't Know , and Yes.
The answer to todays big question , Is a fantastic template important for my blog, No.