The better is the enemy of the good

The first step is admitting you have a problem, right? OK, I am Kevin Holtsberry and I am obsessed with WordPress themes. I just can’t seem to settle on a theme that I like and that doesn’t eventually bug me to the point of changing it and spending hours trying to figure out what I want to do.

Perceptive regular readers (who knows if I have any of those left) will have noticed I once again have been mucking about with the themes around here.  I had thought to go with a more “magazine” style theme since I posted less often and mostly just reviews and “In the Mail.” Bit for a variety of reason I never really like the theme even though I like the idea of a front page with book covers to tempt you into reading more reviews.

I toyed with using Tumblr to “blog” and offering more formal type reviews here but ultimately decided against that idea. Partly, because the fancy magazine themes require skill with code and images that I lack (and book cover are tall and narrow rather than the short and wide image locations so many seem to feature).

I want to try to write more, and more thoughtfully, and one way to do that is to blog more about what I read – the content as I am reading – rather than just post reviews. So a more traditional blog look would match that focus.

So here we are with yet another theme and layout. FYI, the five latest reviews will scroll across the top while the rest will fall in reverse chronological as befitting a blog.

Sorry for any inconvenience and I hope you like the new layout. Carry on.

*Ten points for the person who names the author of the phrase used for the post title without Google …

Kevin Holtsberry
I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season).

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