In all the history of famous last words, my idea last night to “revamp” Writing in Shadows has to be one up there. I’ve been toying around with the idea of relaunching this site. Originally it was a place for me to write about my creative recovery, but as my focus moved from writing about writing to actually doing it, Writing in Shadows took a bit of a back seat.
Actually it ended up in the back of the cyber-closet Velveteen Bunny style. Every now and again I’d pop over, have a look and think “Gee, its been a while, I should really post something.” Of course as the latest posts show, I didn’t.
Yesterday afternoon while I was watching a movie I decided to revamp the blog, and start doing some knew things; Book Reviews, Film Reviews, more in-depth article/opinion piece things, while maintaining the blogs original purpose to write about the journey of creativity.
I bought a new theme, and set about fixing it up. Cut forward nearly 24 hours and I’m still not done. I know exactly what I want to do. I want my categories to appear under the drop down boxes at the top of the page, and while I have the categories set up, and the drop down menu I can’t for the life of me make the posts appear under them. They’re still in the main blog, but the more “magazine” style isn’t working.
I’ve had enough of that this weekend. What I thought would be a way to fill in an hour on Saturday night has consumed most of my weekend. Still, the blog looks much cleaner and when I figure it out, it will be perfect.