Wow! I changed to the Twenty Eleven theme! Granted, it’s a similar theme to the Twenty Ten theme I was using. But I’m proud of myself for taking this scary step.
It took me two years to work up the courage to change my theme at all. I didn’t dare try anything too drastically different from Twenty Ten. I was terrified of losing all my information, post counts, etc.
It wasn’t so bad. In fact, I think it’s a much cleaner look, especially since I changed the color theme and background photo to something less dark and depressing, and more soothing and oceanic. I changed the font as well. The only thing I’m displeased with is the header menu. I can’t seem to change the font in that. I think it’s clunky looking, so I may get rid of some of the topic headings to make it more streamlined at least.
I was able to replace most of my old widgets (they do disappear when you change your theme, so you have to put them in again) but chose to leave a few out. Again, I’m going for a cleaner looking, more readable blog. I also changed the Sharing buttons to the stylized logos, which I think look better. It appears my post counts weren’t lost, which I was afraid of, so that’s a relief.
I hope you all like my blog’s new look. Please leave your (honest!) opinions in the comments. Even if you hate the new look, please let me know.