Unable to Choose the Best Themeforest WordPress Theme-My 2013 Woes

So, 2013 is almost gone and this blog is still behaving like a little stray girl who is not particularly sure where she will finally settle. It is agonizing when you spend most of your hours working on the design of a theme than making money, which is what my little girl here has turned me into doing.

What gives me some little sadistic satisfaction is knowing that I am not the only one who is faced by this predicament. A lot of webmasters find it extremely difficult to choose a suitable wordpress theme for their blogs.

Picture this. I will install a good Premium Themeforest Theme today thinking it is the beginning of a new ‘face’ for my prettie only to discard it hours later as the ugliest thing I have ever seen. I have bought theme after theme from themeforest and I just wish there was something like a ‘return to seller’ policy on the store. Unfortunately, there is nothing like that and I am stuck with themes that I am not using. Does anyone want me to resell them the licenses?

I am currently using Bolid Resposive News, Magazine and Blog WordPress Theme from Themeforest. I have also made a resolution that this blog has seen a lot of changes and this is the last WordPress theme I am buying for this particular blog.

Some History

After graduating from college some time in 2012, I found myself with a lot of time on my hands. I was working in this cybercafe at Maungu that hardly got any clients. That meant that I was free for 5 of the 8 hours that I was supposed to be working. Naturally, I whiled the time away doing what I love doing; writing

That saw the birth of this blog on a blogger .blogspot extension. A few months later, I got tired of the .blogspot thing and registered for a domain with Godaddy while Google took care of the hosting. I thought that this was all that I would be needing but it still wasn’t. Blogger denied me the freedom of using so many extensions that I needed to use on the website.

In August of 2013, I finally decided to migrate my blog from blogger to WordPress. I bought into Bluehost web hosting and transferred my domain from Godaddy. At least here, I can play around with plugins, themes and Email Marketing Software. The wide selection of what you can do on the WordPress CMS however complicates issues, thus the current predicament that I have found myself in. I can’t determine whether I want this website to be a simple blog. I guess I will give it until 2015 to see what works best for it. Meanwhile, you will continue witnessing a lot of changes, tweaks and pretty much everything else on this blog/website.

Did Someone Suggest That I Try to Hire an Expert WordPress Designer?

Come on buddy, you are not serious. You know those fellows cost an arm and a leg for customization that you can achieve within the hour, don’t you? Take for example a previous look that I had with Kallyas WordPress theme. It was pretty cool and I had done that within two hours max!

Hiring an ‘expert designer’ does not also guarantee that I will finally fall in love with the end product. It might actually turn out to be the second most expensive venture after the theme-shopping spree that I currently seem to be tied up to.

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Patrick Mahinge

Patrick Mahinge is a prolific digital marketer and "serial webpreneur". He runs multiple profitable niche websites and blogs monetized through affiliate marketing and advertising. Patrick generously shares his expertise in affiliate marketing, blogging, and online business through his Facebook group of over 5,000 aspiring entrepreneurs.

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