These days however, I’ve found more and more blogs using the distinctive header, implying that more and more blogs are starting to use iNove. In fact, just checking the numbers, it seems that it’s been downloaded close to 300,000 times since it’s been offered at WordPress.org (which is incredible! Congratulations mg12!).
Today, WordPress.com has started to offer iNove as a free choice to their users, which is probably going to increase its usage on the World Wide Web as it was a popular request by their users and going by the comments on the announcement, an instant hit.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’ve got nothing against people using a really great theme, it’s just that I don’t want this blog to look like everyone else’s. I just recently put in a lot of time to make it look and work the way I wanted it to, and if I start to implement my plan to take over the world (heehee) and start to really drive traffic over here, I don’t want the user to be greeted with something they’ve seen before.
Which leads me to a conundrum: Do I find (or design) a new theme, or do I stick with this one?
It’s a conundrum because I REALLY love this theme. It’s clean, it’s functional, it looks GREAT for a technical blog.
But now, it’s going to start looking like a lot of the other blogs out there as WordPress (both .com and .org varieties) has taken off as one of the most popular blogging platforms around.
I guess I’ll be sticking with iNove for a while (as I’ve got no fallback plan on this one), but now that I’ve played with the back end of WordPress and gotten a bit more knowledgeable on how it works, I probably will be considering other options. iNove has some shortcomings and perhaps if I go the custom route, I can avoid them or create a theme that can look like I want it to and do the things that I want it to (plus, I’m really partial to themes that involve the color red).
Then again, I’m pretty lazy so don’t be surprised if iNove sticks around for months and years to come. After all, if it ain’t broke, why fix it?
Ah well, it’s hard being a trend setter 😛