I ultimately wasn’t able to figure out a title for this blog that really clicked for me. I’m currently using the placeholder “~” which has long been a favorite symbol of mine. I’m not really sure why, perhaps it’s the compromise between stiff and flourished. In high school i used to play around with writing in different fonts, and it was then that the “S” in my initials became a tilde set on end. Years later, TPTB at Heroes decided to make a similar shape their “Godsend” symbol, but by that time i had already been using it for years and even developed a signature using my initials and the Godsendesque-S. So tildes are distinctly me by now, moreso than any word or words could be.
Yesterday afternoon i spent hours trying to find a template that looked minimalist but customizable and professional enough to satisfy my needs. I’m not sure i’ve succeeded. I think that i will have to pay for my own domain before WordPress will allow me to do what i want with this space. In the meantime i want to mention Leo Babauta’s mnmlist theme and blog, which has helped me internalize some of what i have been ruminating upon lately. Chris Magiera‘s themes Papaver and Balloons stuck out to me as beautiful and whimsical options if i do ever choose to upgrade this site. I probably won’t use them as they lack some of the options that i’m looking for, but i enjoyed playing with the demos.