Today has been a beautiful day with such clear blue skies that I thought it was time to set about some spring cleaning. So I’ve come up with a fresh new look for Affiliate Progress. Well I suppose I have to admit it, part of that is a little white lie. Although it is a lovely day today, it was actually a post on Holly Jahangiri’s blog that inspired me to have a bit of a spruce up around here. Holly asks the question in her post “Have You Looked at Your Own Blog Lately?” and I have to say that in all honesty, whilst I have looked, I’ve probably not seen what I should have.
Having started this blog back in October 2009 as a fairly inexperienced blogger, I was probably just happy with achieving each successive little bit of progress. I got my ISP account set up, got WordPress installed OK, found a free WP theme that I quite liked, and so on and so forth. I gave myself a smug pat on the back and set off blogging.
So taking Holly’s advice and having a cold hard look at how Affiliate Progress looked, I was quite surprised that after only four months in existence, my blog was looking – how shall I put it? – dog rough!
A makeover was definitely in order, so I trolled around various theme sites and had a good look at what some of my own favorite blogs are using. I personally prefer a nice simple layout without too much clutter, and I soon found a few good candidates to add to my shortlist. Most serious bloggers recommend a professional blog theme because of the versatility and support you get, and despite having short arms and long pockets I was prepared to pay if the right theme had a price tag attached. In the end however, probably because the layout I like is so simple, I came across a free theme on Woo Themes that seemed to fit the bill and I settled on that.
After a little bit of tweaking and adjusting Affiliate Progress MkII is now ready to be revealed to her admiring public! There are still a few adjustments I want to make, but overall I’m pleased with the new look for the time being.
Those of you who have visited before, and remember my previous dark and rather gloomy theme, let me know whether you think this is an improvement, and anything else that you would want to change.