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Annette Moves To The Same City

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I forgot all of my dreams from last night except for barely part of my last dream that took place during the day, and I think that it involved me being online and finding out that Annette another blogger from WordPress.com and maybe some of her family were moving to another city.

By coincidence Annette and some of her family ended up moving to the city that I was living in, so Annette asked me to help her/them move their stuff in their new house, and so I went to help her/them.

I remember helping them move stuff while we talked, I remember Annette mentioning a table or chair that she had bought that needed to be put together, and that she would probably need my help to put it together one day.

I finished helping them and visiting with them and I left at some point expecting to visit them again soon and help Annette with the table or chair, but weeks or longer passed without this happening so one day I decided to make a surprise visit at their house.

A woman who I assumed to be Annette answered the door but she looked younger, bigger, and a bit different from how Annette looked earlier in the dream so I was not sure if it was really Annette or not but she seemed to know me so I assumed that Annette had somehow magically changed in appearance since I last saw her; and I was too embarrassed to ask if she was Annette or not.

Some of her family was there like a female family member with white skin with long yellow hair, a male family member with white skin with dark hair, and maybe a few others.

The female family member and the assumed Annette with a new appearance talked with me as they walked me to the room where the table or chair was that she was trying to put together, when she answered the door earlier I had asked if she still needed help with it and that I had come to visit, and she told me that it was mostly done but they needed a bit more help.

The table or chair was on an island-like table in a kitchen or dinning room or another room, it seemed to be mostly assembled now, and they needed help moving it to another room.

Oddly part of this room was an outdoor area even though we were inside, and the outdoor-looking area looked like part of a small yard where they had taken down the fence and there was pulled up dirt and grass like someone had pulled it up trying to remove the fence and/or like maybe they were going to cover the ground with a floor to match the indoor-looking areas.

Somehow the table or chair changed to where it now looked like a combination of a body bag in the shape of a man combined with a bean bag chair, I remember them saying or joking that some of the materials that they used were possibly from a male family member of theirs or something like that (this was explained better, but I can not remember), and I remember being a bit confused and thought that this was strange.

We moved it to another room and I asked them if they were sure that it was put together properly, maybe I also asked if they were sure that no one was inside of it because it was shaped a bit like someone was inside of it, but I woke up shortly after this.

The end,

-John Jr

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Blogging: Learning The Fundamentals | Day Five: Love Your Theme

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Day Five: Love Your Theme

No one spends more time on your blog than you — make sure you love the way it looks.

Today, explore some themes.

Try three new ones, even if you’re happy with the one you’ve got (you may find something that you like even better!).

Here’s how:

  1. First, click the button below to visit the Theme Showcase, where you can browse all the available themes.
  2. Next, scroll through the options, and click Preview on at least three themes, then Try & Customize to see the theme in action, with your posts.
  3. Finally, decide! Click Save and Activate on a new theme, or close the Customizer to keep your original.

Explore available themes

Try three new ones, even if you’re happy with the one you’ve got.

You may find something even better!

Learn more in the tools and tips for this assignment.

Here’s to getting your blog to look its best!

Cheers,
Michelle W. and the WordPress.com Team

I am using the Twenty Sixteen theme, unfortunately there has been a terrible trend on WordPress.com involving the free themes having various annoyances and bugs and impractical/illogical/poor/strange design that prevent me from using any of the new themes except for Twenty Sixteen, and the only two other themes that would have been worth me using so far this year are Toujours and Scratchpad if it were not for several annoyances and bugs and bad design decisions with these two themes.

One of the worst and most common trends is the faded and light-colored font trend where most new themes have faded (light) fonts that make reading text difficult and uncomfortable and make it feel like you have an eye disease and/or like the text is fading like away like a ghost and/or like fog is over the font et cetera, and unfortunately we have no free option to fix this accessibility problem and annoyance for the theme fonts or for the fonts in the editors.

I do not feel like wasting my time naming the many other annoying trends and bugs because there are so many and I have reported most of them to the developers but they do not seem interested in changing or fixing this it seems so the terrible trends continue to get worse, and this is a real growing problem that has left me with no other options for new free themes this year so far.

If it were not for the Twenty Sixteen theme, I would not have a new theme to use this year, hopefully they do not mess up the future Twenty Seventeen theme because I need to have at least one new theme that I can use each year.

I am not feeling positive about the future of free themes on WordPress.com, but I hope to be proven wrong.

The end,

-John Jr