The other day I was doing something, I don’t remember what, but I ended up stumbling across a theme called Graphene. It was a totally random occurrence but it was quite fortuitous.
I’ve been writing since late 2010 and I used to write under the name Lost and Tired. When I moved from wordpress.com to self hosting my own site using wordpress.org, the theme I adopted for almost the entire life of that site was Graphene.
It was my favorite theme of all time and after many, many years of using it, I ended up moving to a different theme because development had stopped and there were no longer any updates.
If you have experience running a website, you know how important it is that you not use out of date themes or plugins for security reasons.
It sucked but I moved on.
Turns out that the developer recently released a major update to my beloved Graphene theme and is actively supporting it once again.
As soon as I saw this, I jumped on it. Much has changed in the last 5 years but it still feels like a good fit. I’m thrilled to be using it again and I know it sounds weird but there’s a tremendous amount of nostalgia involved here for me.
This theme provides me a solid framework to build a more streamlined site.
I’m cleaning up the clutter and trying to keep things as simple and aesthetically pleasing as possible. I’m looking to have a more focused appearance, with less distraction.
I hope you guys like the new experience. I’ve completely rebuilt and updated everything. I feel really good about things and I’d love to get your feedback…
What do you guys think of the changes? Have you run into any problems? Is there anything you’d like to see changed and why?