If you are a blogger, how often do you find yourself tinkering with the layout of your blog? I’d have to say that it something that I think about but rarely do. Last week was an exception though, I did change something. Actually, I added something. It’s a visual widget and it is sitting on the right hand column of my blog. It looks like this:
Now if you read this blog, you recognize the photo. What it is doing over there is functioning as a random post generator. Click on it and it will take you to a post from the past. I was thinking about creating one of these after reading about a WordPress blog post about generating traffic for your older posts. Within that post they mentioned PicMonkey which is the on-line photo editing site I used to create my image. It was super easy to use. So with my new photo on my desktop, I headed to a post from this summer by Rarasaur where she explains, using screen shots to help, exactly how to put a random post generator in place.
With that in place I am free to obsess over the theme of my blog. This one that I have now is OK, but my biggest complaint about it is that the pictures aren’t all that big, even when you click on them. Problem is, I haven’t found a theme I like better. And let me clarify that I would be using a free theme. Wordpress does offer several for photographers that are beautiful but have a price tag attached. My blog is a low budget operation, meaning I have no budget for it. I had a conversation with a blogger about the size of my images on this blog this week, she writes 16 blogs and here are the two themes she suggested along with a link to examples from her blog. The first is Able and the other is Nishita. Also, just in time for this post, WordPress had a post about choosing a theme that I’ll be looking at again for ideas. So perhaps I’ll be changing my theme in the coming weeks.
Is there a theme out there for photography that you really love? Let me know about it in the comment section. Feel free to give my random post fetcher a try, let me know what you think if you have a moment.