The process of trying to change my WP Theme is more than just a technical matter ~ though there are plenty of technical matters still outstanding.
Ever since I clicked ‘Activate’ on the Twenty Sixteen theme, there’s been babble of chit-chat buzzing away in my head.
“You’re not marrying Twenty Sixteen. It’s only a blog for heaven’s sake.”
” I know, I know but it means more to you than you realised. In fact, it means a helluva lot more to you than you realised.”
“How come you never cared about appearance before and now you’re obsessed with it? “
“No one cares half as much as you do about Social Bridge and, anyway, what kind of a name is that for anything?”
“Go on tell them that the rainbow photo represents a whole wadge of things to you: a bridge; a bridge over Co. Waterford; a symbol of hope; memories of your mother and how she’d quote Christy Brown’s ‘And there are rainbows…’ when you needed a lift; hearts of gold; nature’s magic; carpe diem …”
“Do you realise that you’ve changed an awful lot since you started writing the blog? I mean, look at the way you described yourself back then~ all academic ? Do you really think that you’re like that? “
“Aren’t you lucky that you can’t sort out the homepage ‘cos you’re uncertain about how to describe the blog now, aren’t you?”
“It’s far more about Co. Waterford than you ever admitted and you are so damned proud of every inch of that county.”
“And you have got even more concerned about end-of-life issues than you you were when you started the blog and that’s really saying something.”
“The you that’s writing the blog is YOU ~ you know, the person who is a whole mish-mash of things ~ Irish, Waterfordian, Wife, Mother, Sister, Middle-Aged, Grown-Up Orphan, Sociologist, Social Researcher, Social Policy Analyst, Unemployed, Sea Baby, Dog Lover, Sportswoman, Poetry Person, Romantic, Cynical, Nostalgic, Angry, Creative, Driven, Worrier, Tenacious, Caring …..”
“How the hell do other people know about CSS and code and you don’t? But, remember nobody knows everything. Just lighten up and remember that old saying: And so the wonder grew that one small head could carry all he knew.”
“Isn’t it gas that it was AOL that was down this morning and giving the error message and not your blog?”
“And isn’t it even more gas that the stats said that you had one visitor who was from 59 countries. That’s what you get for choosing Twenty Sixteen. Maybe it was an astronaut circling the earth.”
” Now make sure you ask if ANYONE knows ANYONE who has managed to get the optional sidebar working on Twenty Sixteen AND if there is ANY whizz-kid out there who knows how to sort out the home page/front page thingy.”