I, Kevin Jay Holtsberry, do solemnly swear not to mess with the theme on this website for a period of six months under pain of accepted mocking and derision …
UPDATE: OK, I lied, Sue Me. Actually, feel free to mock and deride. But after a little further thought I thin this theme works best for the foreseeable future.
Seriously, I am going to stop messing with things. I am at heart a restless soul and so when bored tend to muck about. But I did want to get to a somewhat minimalistic theme that is readable and easy on the eyes. I also decided to return to more of a blog style as that is really what this is; not a magazine or a Tumblr site, etc. So, I am really going to do my best not to change anything for a significant period of time. Here is to less fiddling and more content. Fingers crossed.
I am contemplating expanding CM beyond just books to more of a general purpose blog with a wider range of content (sports, current events, personal musings, etc.) instead of focusing on mostly just book reviews. Strong opinions on this? Drop in the comments (please!).
February Cottage (Photo credit: jenniferworthen)
Yes, you read that right. My “blog everyday in February ” masterplan failed. Weakened early by a nasty virus, it has finally collapsed because I just don’t want to do it. I think I will lose my blogger card or something but it is the blunt truth. I just don’t have something to say everyday and forcing myself to try isn’t cutting it.
So here we are, From now on the site will be what it is: a place where Jeff and I occasionally post our thoughts about books we read.
It is what it is and I have come to some peace about it. If 75% of traffic comes from Google searches, so be it.
That was quick. My goal of posting every day in February was cut short a mere four days in thanks to nasty bug that knocked me out for the last 18 hours. TMI, perhaps. Such is the cruel nature of life however. Nothing to do but get up, pull yourself together and carry on.
Content will resume when I am able to sit upright long enough to write a review. In the mean time, let me leave you with this lovely graphic.
Yes, I have changed the theme on this website for the gazillionth time. Without boring you with the details, my life has changed yet again in a significant way and in a way that will likely mean even less time for books and book reviews.
To be honest I am not really sure how much time I will have to read and post. But I changed the theme because I think a simpler and less image focused blog is much more likely to reflect my actual focus and time – and thus the content that will appear here. I might post short reaction to books I have read. I might post more short posts with ideas or quotes. But I think this layout works well and will suite me for the time being.
I appreciate all of the folks who have been regular readers of this site and the kind folks who leave comments in particular. Of course, I appreciate the web surfers who drop in and read particular reviews or posts too. Hard to believe I have been doing this as long as I have. Not sure what the future holds exactly but thought I would give you an update to go along with the different look.