Sunday, 6 January 2013

Blog 2.0

After a year and a half, I decided the blog needed an update.  An electronic facelift if you will.  In most areas of my life I tend to choose the simplest, plainest style of anything.  The blog was no exception - even this updated look is still plain.  I don't know whether it's because I don't want to draw attention to myself or because I'd rather spend the time doing something else.

But the argument can be made that it's these little things, the tiny details, that give us the greatest pleasure.   And truthfully, I've been reading many other blogs lately and have been quite captivated with the fantastic layouts and designs.  Many of these are WordPress blogs - something I may consider later for the design options, but a lot of them were blogspot, and those are all available to me.

It certainly gave me pause and triggered the question of "Why?".

Why do I have no ornamentation in my life.  My plain clothes, blah hair, old coat.  I'm a software engineer so I wear jeans and a T-shirt almost exclusively, my coat is 10 years old and I don't know when I last had a real haircut; my hair is tied up in a ponytail when I get out of the shower and that's the end of it.

But occasionally change creeps up on you, pounds on the door of your life and demands to be heard.  I've been feeling restless, I know my soul is demanding change.  I don't know what has to change yet, but at least now I'm listening.


  1. Hi from a new follower! I just found you via Ravelry. I look forward to keeping up with your posts. My blog is months old now and I am on my 5th theme change!

    1. Hi there! I'm so glad you found me. I've had a look at your blog as well and we seem to have much in common. I look forward to following along through the year.

  2. I use a haircut as an exercise in letting go of control, and try to discuss the cut once, express confidence in the professional's ideas, then sit back and let it happen. I haven't been unhappy yet and I've come to love the change!