I have updated my blog’s theme. Did you notice? Please, for heaven’s sake, tell me you did! Lie to me if you have to! JK.
I have been wanting to update my theme for quite a while and finally got around to doing it. I was going to hire out and find someone who could do this for me. Well, the prices folks were asking were just too high and some of the ideas sent my way I did not feel represented my self-image. Therefore, I took to updating the theme myself! Oh, boy, let me tell you that’s one heck of a frustrating, time consuming and ultimately rewarding task! The problem with having someone else create your theme, and represent the image about yourself, is that updating it becomes complicated and for that matter, when others put their hard work into it and design it for free, well, that sometimes, understandably, leads to hurt feelings when you change things later.
When I first created this blog I sincerely had no clue what a blog should or shouldn’t look like. Now ADDer World is nearly two years old come this July! I have a better idea of how I would like my blog to look and represent me. I will miss the initial theme design, I still consider it to be cool and it did cause quite a stir in some, both positive and negative. As a matter of fact, a blogger did a full page critique on my design and what he considered it to represent. I must say I learned quite a bit about how others may or may not view the theme and he had some very good information that I took into consideration. I didn’t agree with everything he had to say and frankly, I didn’t ask for his opinion. However, his opinion was valid in many respects and he did me a great justice in opening my mind! So, for that, Jeff, thank you! I value everyone’s opinion, even the ones that hurt a bit.
As far as Advertising goes. I use most of the proceeds from One Boy’s Struggle to maintain the costs of my websites and the ADDer World ADHD social network. So far I have not agreed to any outside advertising, eventually I may consider and reconsider some requests. Any reviews you see here on my blog are NOT paid for, at least they haven’t been so far. I do have quite a backlog on requested reviews and I will try to get to each as time goes on – if you haven’t seen a review you requested, it either means I haven’t gotten to it yet, or, I simply did not like it enough to give it a positive review and therefore refrained from reviewing it at all. Sorry, I don’t do negative. Not all reviews here have been requested, many have simply been reviewed because I especially liked the book or product.
Okay, that’s it for now, please, do let me know what you think of the new theme! Joan and I are heading out of town to celebrate our wedding anniversary, so don’t get worried if you don’t hear from me for a few days!