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Help: Should I Change WP Theme?

I’ve arrived at a crossroads -not in my life, but in my blogging life, which is also important. I’ve decided to move my blog to my own domain. This is something other bloggers suggest you should do as soon as you start posting, but I always figured I could deal with the hassle later on.

Now, however, I’ve reached the point where I want to have more control over my site. I’d like, for instance, to be able to add Amazon affiliate links to my book reviews, which is not allowed in WP.com. There have also been some developments in my online experience and in the road to perhaps not $1 million but hopefully a small amount of passive income, and it feels right to start talking about them from a new platform.

So the decision is taken, I’m migrating to my brand new private domain. The question now is whether to change the WP theme or not. Initially I though I’d change it, since this one seems to be quite common -I’ve come across two other blogs that use it- and has a slightly amateurish feel. I poked around a bit, went to a couple of websites, and finally came around a very nice one -which you can see here. I don’t particularly love the colors, but the structure is great, and the overall feel could be changed with some basic customization.

And just when I thought I’d made the decision to go for that theme, I took another look at the current one, and realized I’ve grown quite used to it. It feels like it’s my baby I’ll be separating from!

At this point I could use a couple of objective opinions. What do you think, should I change or should I keep the current theme? You can let me know HERE. I’ll take a decission after considering any suggestion, and you’ll be able to see the result very soon. Thank you!

The Hardest Part of JJB

The part of Juggling Job and Business (JJBing) that I’m finding hardest to deal with is the one no book or website tells you about: I’m struggling with finding the motivation and discipline to work on my website everyday.

Every book, article or website I’ve read on the topic of starting your own business was full with optimism and promises of the riches to be made if you’re willing to try. Nobody tells you about the days you’ll come back from work exhausted, when all the motivation and ambitions you started with are nowhere to be found.

Take my day today. I’m back from work at 8pm, with the following to-do list to tackle as soon as I reach home:

  • Update Twitter profile.

  • Write post on how a negative credit score can affect your chances to keep/get a job.

  • Submit new article to Yahoo! submission page.

  • Move on with the two new books I’m reading (The Ultimate Depression Survival Guide, by Martin Weiss, and Twitter Power, by Joel Comm).

And all this before I even start thinking about making dinner…

In the end, I decide that sometimes it’s better to call it a day, and make sure to start the next one with renewed energy and drive to succeed.

TALKBACK

  • Do you ever struggle with JJB?

  • What do you do on days like these?

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