The More You Try, The Better You Get

488092_10151096199723549_195721551_nThank you, Mark Gapinski.  You were the straw that broke the camel’s back on whether or not I was keeping the new theme.  This wasn’t an easy decision.  (It’s a good idea to personalize your blog with your readers which is why I’m putting you on blast).

I spent 40 bucks on the theme I previously had and hours of time customizing to what I thought looked the best.  At the end of the day, I was pretty happy with what I came up with but it felt off.  Perhaps because I’d gotten so used to the other theme but it was more than that.  It was the background, the non-comments at the top, and the actual font used.  It all added up to missing the exact mark (gapinski).

I felt it and Mark said it.  The world needs people like Mark to say that something sucks.  If I asked him why it sucked I’d guess the answer would fall between “it just does” or some incredible detail that no one would ever think of.  The point is, he just knows he thinks it sucks, and that’s a good thing.

Reverting Back

My site could look like this.

My site could look like this.

Here we are with the old theme.  I’d lost all the old options and am resetting with a new outlook.  This is the 2nd time I’ve purchased a theme only to move back to this one by Bluth which shows how hard it is to pick a theme based on previews.  My banner is out of place on the top but like I said, this will take some time to get back to where I was.

Exploring the minute interest of the blog, JKash commented on my check saying “Glacier National Park”, which indeed is funny.  The check set comes with 4 different landscapes.  Just yesterday I bought a new set and decided on another theme which I’ll display when they come in.  What I like is that there are people out there who would pick up on me having that type of check but could only guess why I have it.  Why is Tom Stortz paying up for a 4 landscape brand of check?  Who does that?  Valid question.

glacier-national-park-checksOne part of life I’ve learned is that the cheapest option is not always the best option.  There are many times to spend up to enhance presentation.  Now, I will certainly add that receiving a check from the “Glacier National Park” isn’t going to do wonders for my career or self-satisfaction. Presentation is very, very important.  I have a story that I’ll share in a future post to back up this point.  Don’t forget, it’s not wise to immediately dismiss the more expensive option.  It’s not everyday you get to see a view of the “Glacier National Park.”