The reason I think picking a blog theme wasn’t a walk in the park, was because I hadn’t determined what I wanted my blog to be yet. However, as I skimmed through themes that looked adventurous, and ones that inspired me to travel, ones that were business oriented, and ones that were full of eye popping pictures, the one that seemed to inspire me the most, was one that I felt was like an extension of my life. There were even more theme ideas on WordPress.com, but when I read that the theme was named “desk mess mirrored” I knew I had found the one. I thought to myself, how much more perfect could that have been?
A desk, how did I not realize that looking at the contents of a work desk was the perfect theme for my blog? Where do I spend most of my time? Where do I feel at home, and comfortable? Looking at the display of my blogs contents, are like looking through the eyes of myself, sitting at my computer desk. My phone, my homework, my notes, my food and drink, and my computer all find themselves a natural resting place, here in front of my face, on my desk.
The mood this design communicates to my blog’s readers, is hopefully relaxed and predictable. It can seem a little hectic and unorganized, but it is cluttered with day to day things. The items on my blogs header are items that we see throughout the day, which induce a sense of conformability. I found the representations of website colors in an online article found on Inspiration Feed. The colors I use are mainly gray and yellow because those colors represent practicality and elegance. The theme isn’t harsh and attention getting, it is calming and modern. It hopefully invites you in, to stay awhile, and feel at home.
The amount of customizability was minor. I think the reason it didn’t have very many different options was because the template wouldn’t make sense if I changed it around too much. It gave me an option to change the background to a picture, but that wouldn’t make any sense, because then it would be desk items sitting on top of a picture. I feel like the generic gray desk pattern fits best, because it doesn’t distract or take away from the graphics at the top of my page. Also, the casual tape and post-its on the page make it look like its not an online blog, but a letter written from me, to you.