Posted by: elightkeeper | February 7, 2014

Changing the bulbs at the elighthouse

You know when they tell you that it only takes minutes to update your blog? All you have to do is export and import content, and within minutes, your blog can have a brand new look? It is as easy as changing a lightbulb. Yeah, not so fast.

While the technology may be relatively simple, things always get a little messed up when you start altering the basic elements of your blog. Monkeying around with widgets and other tech bits is to be expected. All it takes is mapping out what you’ve got, mapping out what you want to have when it’s done, and following a few steps in reasonable order. Apart from those three things, a healthy dose of patience will prevent tech things from going completely sideways on you.

I’ve been finding my blog very stale and uninspired for a quite some time. I recently set out to choose a new theme and upgrade the basic look of it.  But once I started updating the layout, I found that cosmetics weren’t the main problem. While the makeover was great, it was me – the person behind the blog – who had become disconnected from it.

In the past six months, my creative life has surfaced and quite literally wiped out things that had been front and centre for years during my career.  I have been like Humpty Dumpty for a very long time, lying around on the ground in a bunch of disconnected pieces. It was easier to stay like that than get back up on the wall and potentially fall again. And, of course, there was that problem with the King’s Horses and the King’s men.

I’m starting to integrate the partitioned pieces of my creative life into this blog.  It is taking much longer than expected and I still can’t exactly say how it will evolve in the coming months. Turns out that changing the lightbulbs at the elighthouse has called for a few new fixtures and a bit of rewiring as well.

In the meantime, the lights are still on, somebody is home, and a blog update is coming this way very soon!

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