Even though I share Matt’s discomfort at what he calls “the doppelgänger effect,” I’m starting with MT’s “Stormy” stylesheet. I did run across several blogs that used my Blogger template. Part of my choice involves a certain type of laziness, preferring to work through the default settings rather than creating something new. I originally chose my Blogger template because it reminded me of a Mondrian painting, a perception reinforced by another Atlanta blogger (who happens to live in my Decatur neighborhood in fact), and because the thick black lines recalled film frames, which also seemed kind of cool. Since then, I’ve begun to find that template a little unwieldy, and I’ve been waiting for the chance to join Wordherders and use an MT stylesheet. I just happen to find “Stormy” to be rather elegant visually, at least for now. I’m wondering how such a significant change in templates will affect the experiences of people reading my blog, if at all. Like many of the people who have commented on Matt’s entry, I believe these changes are far from trivial.
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