I’ve had this plaguing sentiment that my blog didn’t look very nice, but wasn’t really sure how to fix it.  I knew that the prefab Ocadia theme on WordPress was part of the problem.

I really didn’t like the look of the page on top of a background.  Or the round edged colored boxes.

I knew I wanted something cleaner and better, but the gargantuan number of theme options available on WordPress, while commendable, is kind of challenging.

But then I saw a blog on the Freshly Pressed page that I liked, discovered that you can find out what theme they’re using, and then I swiped it.  Immediately, things were looking much better.

Although, this new theme comes automatically with a header with an image of some book spines.

Books are definitely nice.  I read books.  Sometimes I write about books.  But it’s not really the right header for me.

My books aren’t leather bound.  They are much more likely to have gamboling bunnies or wizards on the spines.

Thankfully, there were options to replace that image with one of your own.  I thought that I’d really like to have a collage sort of image there, so first I tried to find myself a collage making tool.

But I didn’t like that at all.

So I pulled up my boot straps and I opened PhotoShop.  After several attempts and a lot of googling for instructions on how-to, I finally got something that I liked.

And now I think that the whole thing is just much prettier.  I like looking at me at lot more now.

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  1. I love it. Super cute pic of you and the David. It feels all fresh and new.

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