If you’re a blogger then you’ll no doubt already know that the sh*t has well and truly hit the fan for a company that develops both blogger and wordpress themes. I caught a little bit of twitter gossip over the weekend but thought nothing of it. Until Monday, that is, when things completely blew up.
There’s a whole heap of information on the web about it. And. It’s confusing. I don’t have the coding knowledge to explain in great detail, so I’m leaving a link to Jenna’s The Bloglancer where she’s broken everything down in an easy read.
Well. The long and the short of it is that it’s been strongly recommended, that, if you are using a blog theme and/or plug-ins with the particular company in question, you make sure you update everything ASAP. And then, completely dependant on your own personal views, and without making any rash decisions, maybe think about changing themes. Ekk!
So. You know. I had that theme from that company. And. I blinking well loved it. Heck. I loved them. I journeyed from ‘newbie-doesn’t-have-a-clue’ wanna-be blogger to real-life blogger status with them in my corner. It was their theme helping me to achieve the blog look that only I could see in my head.
But. In this situation you can’t ignore the experts, can you? Sadly, I fear, my eyes have been opened to a whole new under-the-radar world. And. I’m not entirely sure what I think now… or maybe I do and just can’t admit it.
But anyway. The point is. I did it. I hitched up my skirts and ran full pelt into looking for a new blog theme on Monday. And you know what. It wasn’t as difficult as I thought it was going to be.
What do you think?
Do you like it?
My brand new theme is ‘pinch of salt’ from Kotryna Bass. And. I LOVE it! There are plenty of blog themes to choose from and most importantly there is a free installation service, which is very helpful if you’re not super confident on the techie side of things.
Changing blog themes in a hurry (never recommended) and out of the blue is daunting. I won’t lie. I cried on the first night that I got my new theme wondering what I had done and convinced I ‘couldn’t do this’.
But. It was ok. More than ok really, thanks to a big dollop of support from the Kotryna Bass team. Who, I can’t recommend enough. I’m still doing tweaks, but I would never have thought within just a few days it would look like this.
So I guess what I’m trying to say is… if you want to change your blog theme, you should.
Don’t let the fear of worrying that you can’t do it stop you. You can definitely do it and there’s a whole heap of amazing developers out there who can and will help you. Some cost an arm and a leg. Some are much more reasonable. But go with your gut on this.
*Kotryna Bass is my own personal recommendation. I have deliberately not added a link as I know developers do not wish to gain from this tricky situation. But obviously, from a bloggers point of view, we’ve all been checking out what each other has got, to work out what might work for us best.