So, as I mentioned in her comments, if my blog was my house, I’ve just moved into base housing and my walls are white and my carpets blue. And I have no idea what to hang on the walls.
For those of you who saw the red restaurant theme (which I loved), it was pointed out to me that once I added the black & gold Ellora’s Cave covers to the red/black/white, my site was going to look like an Italian-run Chinese brothel. (I’m not sure where he came by that, but after thinking about it–he was somewhat right.)
So what do I want? I don’t like heavy graphics. I’m a simplistic kind of girl. Maybe it comes from growing up in a heavily-cluttered home. Or currently running a heavily-cluttered home. I want my on-line home to be neat and clean.
There’s also the problem of what kind of theme–funny/cartoony or sensual or whatever. I kind of like the funny/cartoony thing, and it would work with my first book, but not for the one I’m writing now. And I have no intention of redoing my site everytime I have a different kind of book come out.
So I’m probably going to go for a simple, uncluttered, lightly-sensual look. Maybe some will find it blah, maybe some people will like it. But as Larissa said (or maybe kind of said–I’m not directly quoting her here), sometimes you go into somebody’s house and don’t feel really comfortable with their decor, or lack thereof. But maybe you enjoy your friend’s company enough to ignore her barren walls or really ugly red couch.
So, anyway, right now I’m in the experimenting with the paint and carpet stage, and you might see changes with each visit. Or you might see bizarre boxes with mooshed text. Who knows?