Day Two – I have to audit myself.
Today’s task: audit your brand — look at all the ways your blog communicates to visitors to make sure it’s consistent and focused — and make one update to reinforce your brand.
Oh dear, it looks tricky and scary, but these guys know what they are doing, so I spent six hours today, changing themes. updating widgets, footers and headers and generally looking at this site, and the sites of those I admire. It appears my theme was not longer being used – sad face- Guess what I chose another theme, it is Penscratch 2, I was using Penscratch 1. Hahahaha , I had no idea what I was already using, I hit the LIVE button and the sky fell in. I lost all my custom settings.
I ate a marshmallow and considered my fate. It felt like the cat had just knocked my playing card tower down. I panicked and fired off an email to my lovely hosts, who promised they would be back to me in 48 hours. I wanted to cry but ate two more mallows instead. Long story short I figured it all out and the history was all there I just had to find it. Today I have lifted the bonnet to this site and now understand it’s workings a little more. I tried to change but everything was just a little bit too shiny and flashy for me.
Am I too old to change, can I not see the flaws, am I stuck in a rut or just do I like what I like. After six hours of work my site looks the same, even though I broke it, I have built another, just the same, except I have a translate button, and lost my home page somewhere, so that’s two changes, I hit the brief.