Changing the way I blog

This has been a long time coming as I’m still in the process of designing my blog. With up to 15 different templates it’s certainly taking its time in coming together. I will get there eventually.

I’ve been looking in to Tumblr and Posterous in recent months and wasn’t happy with the way I wasn’t in possession of my own content. The old design, another WooThemes blog (just like this one) didn’t give me the freedom of writing very short posts. Recently on my blog I’ve been dabbling in writing short posts, comments and other types of content. It definitely didn’t look right and I needed a different way to do things, hence the change to another WooThemes blog called ‘Retreat’.

I’m looking to expand the varied way in which we can now deliver content, written, voice and video. I believe this design will enable me to do that for the foreseeable future.

Bollocks to theory

broken_theoryTheory, it is as broad a subject as you could find. I’m talking about the kind of theory that takes place in this phrase;

“In theory, it would be a fantastic opportunity to do/make it…”

It’s bollocks.

A very one sided view from me but I believe that it is the right point of view. If you’re thinking about theories behind things that you’d like to do in the future, you have WAY too much time on your hands. The reason being that if in ‘theory’ you did want to do it, someone, somewhere on the planet is already well on his/her way to doing it.

Why can’t we just stick by our guns and aim for something and just do it? If it’s a gut instinct that something may work, just run with it and see where it takes you. Granted it may be on the verge of being a bit gung-ho but so what, sometimes you just have to trust your instinct and throw theory to the wind. If things don’t work out then you’ve just done a wonderful thing, you’ve learned a few lessons in messing things up. It’s not all bad though, in learning how to mess things up, you also learn how to make things better.

So the next time you’re thinking about theory and how to put something in to practice, stop yourself quickly and just get on with it. See what happens, if all turns out well, then that is fantastic. If it doesn’t, don’t blame me, just get on with working out how you’d do it differently next time and learn from your experience no matter what it was.

Bollocks to Theory, once youve got round to it, it’s already being done.

New Blog Design Preview

So I’m going to do something that I don’t usually do, I’m previewing the blog design I’ve been working on and whilst it’s only a snippet of what it may look like I just thought I’d show it off. I’ve been working on the new design on and off since Christmas but I am aiming to get it live for the beginning of August as I have a lot of other things going on at the minute with eCommerce experiment, carrotmedia, and


I wanted to produce a design that encompasses what I like when I’m at home and comfortable. After all this blog is my personal space.