This is a time for relaxation and being with family and friends. We did a lot of visiting yesterday and telephoning today to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. So the early morning and the rest of the day are open for other pursuits.
It’s been an interesting day here, since I also was able to actually concentrate on what I wanted this blog to look like. Well, maybe “look” is the wrong term, since I just threw a theme up on the site. It’s one I had played around with before, but I’m not sure I would use it for keeps. The name is “Atahualpa, ” and it has more bells and whistles than I think a theme should really have. I believe the designers wanted to have a “configurable” theme, one where you didn’t have to edit the code or CSS. So most of the options that would be changed by fixing the code are instead done by selectively changing some of the 200+ parameters. I’ll expand on this topic later, since it’s central to programming architecture.
What I meant by look was what I expected it to cover, how I was going to build it, what I would feel comfortable publishing and why. Everyone who starts a blog needs to make these decisions. The focus can change over time, and probably should, since what’s of interest now will change later. I could care less about the box of floppy disks I have, for example.
On the other hand, I have many interests that I’d like to discuss and expound about. How should I handle these so I can stay on target? Kevin Kelly, a cofounder of Wired, has many different blogs. Could that be a way to resolve this problem? We’ll just have to wait until I arrive at that bridge.