Bring back the creativity

Recently, I’ve been seeing that a lot of blogs I read (notably, Binary Bonsai and Ordered List), have start to use their own radical designs, that break away from tradition.

This is something that I would like to do over the next couple months to Ejecutive, creating something to suit my needs and my tastes instead of conforming to the masses. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with conforming to the masses, infact, I have done and preached this for a long time. But I think its time for a change. In a recent article about how to boost blog traffic, it mentions original content as being a big factor for people when they decide whether they want to read your article or not.

I’ve never written a WordPress theme before, and I’m by no means a PHP expert. However, from learning and skyving code from Kubrick, K2 and other WordPress themes, I should be able to understand enough and make my own custom theme.

I think I’m going to keep quiet on what I’m planning until I’ve got most of it done. I’m certainly not going to use it live on Ejecutive until I’m fairly certain that the code is safe and stable, which could take a while seeing as I don’t know much PHP and I’ll have to learn it.

Of course, this all benifits one of my future projects which I’m planning, which is to make a custom and completely customisable blogging platform in C# and Microsoft’s new .NET 2. Theres no need to get overly excited however, I’m still at least six months from getting about to bringing a working release, and I have several things I want to do beforehand. Heck, I don’t even have a specification or name for it at the moment, all I can say is that it’ll change the way you’ll blog forever.

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