Against Perfection

Perfection -- all that it is cracked up to be?

I confess: I have a very strong perfectionist streak, but only around certain things in life. Website design is one of them. I am not a visual designer but I know what makes for a good UX, thank you very much. So many websites, personal blogs, corporate sites fall short of good UX. It’s a freakin’ crime in my book — right up there with bad manners.

So when it came time to find a good — and by “good” I mean “amazing” — WordPress theme for this, my personal website, let’s just say that it wasn’t easy. Or pleasant. Or fast.

I have searched high and low, far and wide. Try as I might, I have yet to find a WordPress theme that is the “total package” — one that passes my strict standards for good navigation, layout, formatting, SEO. Yes, I know I can customize an almost-perfect WordPress theme, but when do I have the time to do that? Sheesh.

Sure, countless “internet gurus” and “social media experts” posting on their own blogs and on Twitter are filled with promises that they can hook me up with only the best WordPress themes. Make no mistake, gentle reader:  These people are liars. The hard and sad truth of the matter is that no perfect WordPress theme exists. In fact, a perfect out-of-the-box WordPress theme is the Easter Bunny of the blogosphere.

The result of my never-ending search for design perfection? It’s taken me WAY TOO LONG to set up this website.

None of this matters now. All that really matters is that I have finally settled on a less-than-perfect WordPress theme. Voila! Behold!

So why are we all here? And when does perfectionism transmute into procrastination? Heck if I know. These are mysteries right up there with how I manage to lose at least 2.4 socks every time I have my laundry done.

All I do know is the intended purpose of this website, which is to have a dedicated place (complete with vanity URL) for me to talk about all things related to tech, media, gaming — and to share my travels and views of this world.

Let the fun begin!

No WordPress themes were harmed in the making of this website.