Aside from the group blogs, it’s a personal thing, isn’t it, what a blog/website looks like? Mine is no exception. A lot of authors have definite ideas about theme and what colors their homes on the internet will have. I didn’t.
As Annie Rayburn, I write steamy contemporary romance with paranormal and sci-fi elements. As Carol Burnside, I write in several different sub-genres of romance, some of them steamy, some not so much. I also write short stories in a variety of genres, some of them with no romance at all. So with that in mind, I didn’t want to slant my site toward any certain genre or subgenre. WordPress’s Twenty-Ten theme worked for what I wanted to accomplish, as I could customize it a bit.
My love of tea could’ve been incorporated, and one day it may be. I could have gone with the ethereal beauty of dragonflies, another fav, but I chose to incorporate my love of the beach. The picture in my header is one of my own, taken on Sunset Beach, North shore, Oahu a few years ago. I love the colors in it, love the feelings it evokes. I look at it, close my eyes and can almost smell the salty air, the faint aroma of sea and sunscreen. The background color grew from the sunset, though my favorite colors are purple and green and aqua.
I still have some work to do to accomplish my vision for this site, but to do them I have to learn to alter the CSS (Cascading Style Sheet). That will take some quiet time and concentration, both in short supply of late. So, for now, this is it. Nothing fancy, but it works for me.
How about you? Suggestions? Comments?