I think I’ve finally got everything switched over to WordPress book.
Currently I am using the “Emptiness” theme, which I like quite a lot, but I need to tweak it a little to make it work for me. One of the first things I’d like to get done is a good header image. In this theme (as you can probably see) the header image is actually placed below the title and subtitle, but I’d like to have an image that takes up both spaces, and possibly extends to either side. I’m not sure, I’ll have to play with it some to see what works. I’m not even convinced that I want the image to hang down that way. The header image will be hand drawn, pen & ink with possibly some watercolor splashed in.
I also need to figure out how I want to incorporate ads. In all likelihood this will involve adding in an additional sidebar, but I’m worried that this will make the site too crowded. Something to be careful of anyway. As for the stupid pink default icon that WordPress is currently using as my image, I have two options. The easiest would be to just get rid of it: since I’m the only blog author I really don’t need a photo next to every post. The other possibility, and the one I prefer, is to hack it so that instead of displaying an author avitar, the image responds to the category or tag for each post. Not sure whether that is possible, but it’s worth a try.
The biggest challenge, but for the moment the least critical, is figuring out how to best incorporate my blog into my overall website. My website is currently a gallery, but eventually I’d like it to also have some way of displaying my writing, and I’ll probably add on webcomics and other features as I go. Much like my blogging, my life goals seem to be a mess of unconnected ends that I somehow need to weave together. I guess it will be impossible until the day I die to tell whether I’ve achieved that, but fortunately, making a cohesive website is somewhat more conceivable.