Time Sinks

by Jay on December 30, 2009

A new design for a new year.

I’ve managed to fritter the entire morning away searching for a minimalist, two-column WordPress template, with no success whatsoever.  Why is there so much crap out there and so few good looking designs?  All I want is something with a bar across the top, a column in the middle for the text and a sidebar on the right for a few widgets, but  I just can’t find anything that looks good.

For now, I’ve pulled up an old template that I used a couple years ago. I had planned to customize it a bit but am having some issues, so don’t be surprised if the format of the blog changes again sometime this weekend.  If I ever find a template that I like, that is.

I’ve been giving some thought to what I want to do with my blog over the past few days, where I want it to go.   At times I always had in the back of my mind that I would spend time building up a readership, and ultimately generate some income.  But given my workload — a full time job and a thriving home business — that just isn’t going to happen.  To be honest, letting go of that idea is very freeing. All those Adsense widgets touting midlife erectile dysfunction cures kind of took me away from writing about what really concerns me.

Also, my financial situation has changed.  I started this blog as a way to become honest with myself and with money.  I have recently paid off the last of my debt, and I don’t care much for writing about finances any more.  I never really did, to be honest, but putting my feelings into words and putting those words out to the blogosphere was a very helpful exercise.  I had meant to write one last money post today about how I paid off all that debt, but now that  I wasted the whole morning looking for a new blog template, that post will have to wait until tomorrow. Hmm, maybe I should start writing about time management instead?

I think this  blog has been best for me when I’ve used it to work through issues for myself.  I read the standard blogs out there with articles like 6 ways to simplify your life, and I just can’t imagine spending my time churning out stuff like that.  I always have been “different,” and there is no reason why my blog can’t be as well.  It’ll be interesting to see where it takes me…..

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Paul December 31, 2009 at 10:16 am

Hey Jay, You paid off your debt? MOST excellent. If you stop blogging I’ll miss it. Yours is one of the few I check frequently. It kind of resonates with me. But I understand if it has served its purpose and you want to move on. I sometimes get bogged down in doing something just because I’ve been doing it.

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