I have put the minimum effort into an _s theme for this site. It has virtually no styling at all and I really like that. I think blogs in general have gotten too commercialized. The themes offered on the WordPress themes site are optimized for making sites that look “big”. A big site, after all, gives the impression of competence.
I don’t want a big site. I want to start small and make methodical changes. That might mean no changes at all. I just want to focus on writing how I feel and sharing interesting snippets from the web. I’m not here to impress anyone.
If you are interested in reading what I have to say, I would like to know. I would love to read other people’s blogs. I have kind of lost touch with this part of the internet — the blogosphere. The social media before the word social media was popularized. There is something so tiresome about using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, et al. I don’t know if it’s the way that content seems to take the same shape and format on each platform, the attitudes people have on them, or maybe I just don’t fit in well on these platforms. Let’s not forget how annoying it is when people write “essays” on Twitter. Just use a damn blog!
So here I am. I’m going to try to stick with it.