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Changes coming

I’ve gotten quite tired of the current look of my blog, and think it is time for a change, so I’ll warn you ahead of time that you might be seeing some different looks and styles over the next few weeks as I try to figure out what I want this creation to look like – or probably more precisely, what IT wants to look like.

I’ve been tired of the look now for nearly a year, but simply haven’t done anything about it, and I think that might be part of the reason for not posting on a more regular basis. Well, there was that move to Hawaii during that time, and all the packing and sorting and planning and such. You know… life? 🙂

So, if you stop by and see an entirely different look, don’t be alarmed. The Sacred Path is just trying on new clothes.


  1. Hard to believe, but I’ve already forgotten what the old photo was. I like this one a lot!

    • The photo you see in the header is the same one I’ve been using since I did this theme. The entire thing is about to change here in a few days. I’ve downloaded five different themes I’m playing with. I might even end up with no header image at all. I’ll just have to wait and see.

      WordPress 3.0 will be coming out quite soon, and they have a new default theme that I kind of like. It has some nice features so I might even end up going with that.

      I have to keep the recovering engineer in me from going after themes with all sorts of bells and whistles though. I have one of those themes I’m playing with right now and you need a Ph.D. in geek to even make it half-way through all the options. The theme is called Suffusion, but it might be better to call it the kitchen sink.

  2. But you used to have another photo — a good while ago, now — and i can’t remember what it was.

    • Yeah, that was on the other theme I was using originally and was from the Big Sur area.

      I have some places around here I want to get images from when I get back here with my good camera.

  3. It’s good to change themes every once in a while. If you’re tired of it, so too might your readers. I want to change mine too, but as you say, life gets in the way!

  4. “recovering engineer”; “PhD in geek”; You crack me up, man, and I can relate. My blog is getting tired of old clothes, too. Never thought it was contributing to not posting so often; now that’s an interesting thought. Look forward to what you have in store.

    • I’m always glad when I can amuse. I think it is part of my plan in this life. 🙂

      The thought about being tired of the look having an effect on my blogging… well for me that might be more of an excuse – or at the very least, not the entire answer. Still though, I do think it has something to do with it.

      I might even activate something new tonight, even if I haven’t finished the customization. Of the three I have that I’ve been playing with, it will be a drastic change from what it is now for sure.

      What the heck, I can always switch back, right?

      Off to appearance > themes.

  5. Woo Hoo! Change is gonna do you good! You can put your CSS skills to work and experiment and tweak. Changing themes can be fun or frustration; it all depends on how you view the process. Go for it! 🙂

    P.S. Have I told you lately how much I value our friendship?

    Love and peace be with you always,

    • Timethief, thanks and the change might just happen tonight (sans the customizations because I haven’t gotten them done). Perhaps I’ll do a couple and leave each up for a week to see it they hurt my toes.

      • I love the change. This version of Inuit Types is THE theme for me too. I’m now thinking about buying it but I will wait until you have tweaked everything and are an “expert” with a PhD in geek on this version.

        • We can talk about that. Since this theme is GPL, we can load it on your site as well.

          I’m working with the developer on a couple bugs I found and he says there will be an update out in a few days.

          This theme is designed so differently than others I’ve worked with (in the theme files) that I’m going to have to learn some new skills to make the most of it. The CSS is well documented and very nicely organized, so that isn’t a problem, but adding stuff to the theme PHP script files is gonna be different from anything I have done before. No more copy and paste, I’m going to have to learn to write functions.

          A new trick for this old dog.

  6. Richard, of course I approve of the change. It looks very good. Unlike you, though, I cannot stick with one color for long and frequently change it. Thanks for the other thing, too. I appreciate it.


  7. So, this is the premium Inuits Theme which looks different from the standard Inuits theme but has a bunch extra bells and whistles in the dashboard that gives you the ability to do a lot of customization without having to touch any CSS or code. It’s pretty slick and seems quite solid.

    It does have conflicts with a couple useful plugins I’ve grown fond of and that is a downer. Also, I’m not so sure I like the premium version all that well. I can of course dive into the CSS and into the theme PHP script files, but I was going to have to do that with the free theme as well.

    I guess the question is whether the paid version has enough pluses to make me want to stay with it.

    Meh! Perhaps I’ll tweak both and then decide.

  8. Yes! This paid version is THE right one. 🙂

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