Blazing Minds Blog Gets A Theme Update For 2013

I Blog Therefore I Am

So you may have all noticed that today, the Blazing Minds blog had a bit of an update and spent a little bit of time in “Maintenance Mode“, first, I do apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused to your visiting and reading the blog articles.

The reason for the change is the original theme, that the Blazing Minds blog had had for over three years was a bit of a drain on the blogs servers, the theme was not getting updated and so I decided to drop it and go for something that was simple, quick to load and allowed me to tweak to my desires.

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So I set the blog to Maintenance mode on got on to working with the new theme, I do have to say that there are some more tweaks to perform to tidy up the look, but I’m happy with the theme and it’s speed compared to the previous one.

Getting Used To The New Theme For Blazing Minds

Now I know it’s something new for the start of a new year, but I do hope that after I’ve changed certain things and finishing tweaking the new theme, you’ll all be used to it, don’t forget it’s still the Blazing Minds articles that you’ve come to enjoy, it’s only the theme that has changed.

I’m able to customize the buttons at the top and set up the menus to make everything so much easier for you, the reader, to find things so much easier and quicker.

So please stick with the blog while I go through some of the changes to make it run a lot smoother and remember, as I said earlier, it’s only the theme that has changed for the blog, the same style of writing for the film reviews etc isn’t going to change and hopefully this year, I’ll have even more film reviews for you all and more contests etc.

So thanks for your support everyone and Happy New Year ;)

Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds, an avid blogger and bona fide journalist of all sorts of interesting and odd things. She is also a Cinema Film Reviewer, based in Rhyl, where she reviews the latest movies, she has also had several articles in The Daily Post Newspaper, Inside Flintshire as well as other publications.
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  • Thomas

    Hi Karen
    It is looking good your new theme here on Blazingminds. What is the name of the new theme?

    • Karen Woodham

      Thank you Thomas, the theme is called Mantra, started using on another blog I was setting up and fell in love with it ;)

  • Maja

    Hello Karen.
    First of all Happy New Year to you. I have visited after a long time to your blog. Very good feeling by viewing new theme. I think change is inevitable thing in this world.

    • Karen Woodham

      Thank you Maja, I have come to like this new theme, should be even better after my final tweaks to it ;)

  • Sanji

    Cool theme, I like the clean layout and minimalist design. Looking forward for more post from you :)

    • Karen Woodham

      Thank you, the blog certainly loads a lot better now.

  • Ileane

    Hi Karen, Nice to see that your blog got a little nip and tuck :) Looking good for 2013! Happy New Year!!

    • Karen Woodham

      Thank you Ileane, just needs a few more tweaks. Happy New Year ;)

  • Syed Danial

    Theme looks good. Design is simple and loading fast :) Happy new year 2013 five days late :)

    • Karen Woodham

      Thank you and Happy New Year to you too ;)

  • Justin Germino

    Greatly simplified sidebar, top header bar is easier to navigate, page loads quicker it is a good update. I particularly think the larger content area will allow you to feature video embed and images in larger focus!

    • Karen Woodham

      Thank you Justin, it’s so much better to have the extra speed ;)

  • Jena Isle

    Cool theme Karen. It’s so pleasant to the eyes. User friendly too. Congrats.

    • Karen Woodham

      Thank you Jena, just thought the blog needed something new for 2013 ;)

  • bbrian017

    Hi Karen, great work on the new theme it’s simply amazing and I’m loving it! I also wanted to say thanks for keeping the Blog Engage vote button it means a lot to us and also helps other b.e. members to vote for you. Also big thanks for keeping the affiliate link up we appreciate that!

    • Karen Woodham

      Thank you Brian, Blog Engage has always been part of my blogging life, so as long as I’m blogging, Blog Engage will always have a place here on Blazing Minds ;)

  • Larry James

    I really like the new look of BlazingMinds Karen. The new theme is nice and clean with lots of white space. I will have no trouble getting used to the new layout, I have already found the Film Reviews tab.

    • Karen Woodham

      Thank you Larry, hope you’re enjoying the film reviews, I will be tweaking the tabs a little more over the next few weeks and I’ll also be bringing back the Google site search very soon ;)

  • Enstine Muki

    Hey Karen,
    I love this theme. This looks quite improved
    Happy Blogging in 2013

    • Karen Woodham

      Thank you Enstine, the new theme has certainly improved the speed of the blog ;)

  • Lucy Dark

    Good stuff, I like Mantra quite a bit. Theme updates can be addicting.

    • Karen Woodham

      Thank you Lucy, may keep this one for a while ;)