In the left column of this blog, there’s a calendar. Those, so called, «widgets», look different, depending on which theme/template you’re using. In some of them, where there is a post that day, the colour of the date changes. In this case here, right now, the number turns blue, because they are links. In my previous theme — which was really nice — it didn’t do anything, they remained black even though they were links. Some of them have background colour too, like so: 20.
Since I have a slight bout with OCD, I changed to this, likewise nice, theme. At the end of this year, I want to see all those numbers blue.
In the olden days I know exactly what I’d done. I would have spent hours and hours figuring it out how to change the code [CSS] in order to obtain that effect. I’ve totally lost the taste for that! I started a little, was at it perhaps fifteen minutes, then I thought «eff this», and applied a different theme instead.
It would seem like such a waste of time, wouldn’t it?! … altering the looks of a little blog like this, that not so many people will see. But it can be enormously gratifying, once you get it right — just like finding a piece when you’re doing a jigsaw puzzle.
What I said about ‘having a bout with OCD‘, was jokingly, but don’t we all have those little ideas of how things should be?! Either placing of stuff or looks?! I used to have a spice rack above the kitchen stove, and I put all the spices in alphabetical order. Preferably they had to be of the same brand too, so the bottles looked the same. My bed sheets have to be folded a certain way et cetera. We can smile or laugh at stuff like this, but I’ve seen cases where it has turned into a sickness. I remember a neighbour who almost couldn’t get into the building from his car, because he had to go back so many times and check whether the car was locked. I’m not exaggerating when I say ten, fifteen times … never fully counted, I looked away because it made me feel ill at ease.
All this may seem like drivel to many, and they be right. Most people put their drivel in Facebook, I put mine here.