Fidget is perhaps a strange word to use when it comes to a blog, so let’s start with what I mean by that. I’m referring to fussing around with a blog’s general appearance, like colours and fonts, and the content, layout, and images you’ve got on your home and about pages. Essentially, the things that you could sensibly choose to just set it and forget it… but you don’t. Or at least I don’t.
I fidget with my blog a lot. It’s not that what I want changes; it’s more that I don’t know what I want. Part of the problem is that I’m not a very visual person, and I don’t have any sort of mental image of what I’m after. Instead, I try different things out, and then decide whether I like something, it’s okay for now, not really a big fan, or ugh. I seldom get to the point of liking something, and instead settle for it’s okay for now.
Another factor in my frequent fidgeting is that it doesn’t require much brain power. I don’t have a lot to go around, and when there isn’t enough to do any writing, fidgeting is still something I can do.
I also do various blog housekeeping tasks, like internal link-building, but in my mind, SEO kind of stuff occupies a different corner of my blogging experience than fidgeting does. Housekeeping is at least somewhat constructive, whereas fidgeting is more like reinventing the wheel.
I also fidget more the more I learn. If I happen to stumble across a new CSS trick, fidget, fidget, fidget.
Maybe I’ll get to a point where I’m content enough that I’m willing to just set it and forget it. In the meantime, though, I’ll fidget.
How about you? Do you make changes very often to your blog’s outward appearance?