When it comes to choosing a WordPress theme, I’m having some difficulty finding one that fits with the expansive “theme” of my content. Since my blog is not strictly a food blog I do not want a layout that is too image heavy, still I would like to include a graphic with each blog post. In searching for a versatile theme that lends to long-form content, as well as shorter blurbs and photography I selected the below themes from WordPress.com.
Watson is clean, elegant and professional, and would lend itself nicely to the sort of long form content I intend to include (ie article reviews). I like how it is clearly broken up into different categories making the site easy to navigate. My only reservation here is that it is not necessarily as fun and flirty as some of the other themes and because my demographic is young women I worry it won’t immediately grab the readers’ attention.
I like Massive Press because it allows for larger amounts of content to be highlighted at once. Even if the reader doesn’t show an interest in my most recent post, they may still choose to stay on the site because something else sparks their interest. I also appreciate that it is still clean and simple but uses multiple graphics to draw the reader in. The only downside here is the cost…
I chose AutoFocus because it is the same theme used by Green Kitchen Stories which I mentioned in my previous post is my favorite blog in terms of graphic design. I myself am a picture person, and I think when it comes to a lifestyle blog about food and fitness pictures are essential. I also like how readers can easily find the link to Instagram, Twitter, and the “About me page” in the top left corner.