One Thing Leads to Another

As I’ve mentioned, this new theme started when I found I had to update my old one if I wanted to have threaded comments — to let people respond directly after the comment they’re answering. Years ago it took me about a month to modify the old Copyblogger theme to make it look the way I wanted it to. My version worked for six years, but it was kludgy because I hadn’t known what I was doing and just kept trying things. So when it was time to upgrade I decided to hire a professional. I had been in contact with Dawud when I first started out, and he had been friendly and helpful. I was happy to have a chance to do business with him.

In the meantime, I wanted to have threaded comments right away, so I started using this free Twenty Ten theme from WordPress. WordPress has come a long way in the past six years! It was easy to change my header, and once I did that I loved the theme. It just took a couple of long days to trim it down a bit more.

Once I was out of my rut it dawned on me it was way past time to retire Transforming Stress and do all of my posts here. And — an even bigger change — I’ve decided to discard my rule that every post had to have at least one non-copyrighted picture. I usually spent a lot more time on the pictures than I did on the writing, which is why I only wrote once a week on each blog. Now with the new header I’ve decided to drop the picture constraint and will chat whenever I feel like it.

I’m glad I tried my little experiment as long as I did, but my new approach feels liberating. One thing leads to another. Have you ever made a seemingly small change and had it lead to much bigger ones?

Thanks to Cathy, Mike, Evan, tammy, bikehikebabe and Rummuser for commenting on last week’s post.
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10 Responses to One Thing Leads to Another

  1. tammyj says:

    oh yay.
    i’ll look forward to more monk posts.
    and i think your cartoons should be a regular feature!
    yes.
    that’s what i think! :D
    tammyj´s last blog post ..once upon a time

    • Jean says:

      Thanks, :) I do hope to do another cartoon or two, as ideas pop up. They do take a lot of time, and it’s nice not to feel any pressure to do them.

  2. bikehikebabe says:

    What’s going to happen to the Traits of Stress-Hardy, Resilient People now that Transforming Stress will be gone? I use them all the time. :(

    • Jean says:

      Thank you. :) I think you and I are the only ones who use those traits. They’ve made a big difference in my life. I’ve added them to the menu in the sidebar, just click on Stress-Hardiness.

  3. bikehikebabe says:

    Have you ever made a seemingly small change and had it lead to much bigger ones? Oh yes, many times.

    I’m improving my posture. I put my tucked-in left hip (from broken pelvis-hit by car accident) put it out with knee to center. Several weeks (months) later I added, shoulders back, then head up, land on heels toes up (only way not to stumble/fall from rocks, walk faster, breathe deeply.

    • Jean says:

      I admire you for continuing to hike after your joint replacements. When I walk on rough terrain I ask for a hand if it looks the least bit tricky. Please take care!

  4. Rummuser says:

    I really cannot recollect any such small changes leading to bigger ones in my personal life, but in my working days, that used to happen all the time. In personal life I seem to make big changes all the time!
    Rummuser´s last blog post ..What An Interview!

  5. Mike says:

    Have I ever made a seemingly small change and had it lead to much bigger ones?

    Sure… and the original small change gets buried or never gets done. More often than not, when I go to make a change of any kind, I get distracted from what I intended to do and only get back to it days — or longer — later.
    Mike´s last blog post ..Old Fort.

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