When I started this blog I was pretty much clueless about blogging and CSS and had never even used Twitter before. But over the past year and half, this blog has been steadily maturing toward a popular resource for cosmetics and outfits in LOTRO. Many players visit this blog to find inspiration for an outfit of their own, information on a piece of armour, or a quick preview for the festival cosmetics. This fact didn’t totally hit home with me until I heard Sapience mention my blog on the latest community update. I mostly see my blog as my own private playground, where I can experiment with my outfits and express my creativity in digital screenshots (and I think it is important that it remains that way or I would loose my inspiration to do this), but I also realize that it is necessary for people who visit this blog, to find and view outfits easily (even the old and ugly ones!).
So in order to achieve that I have changed the blog theme again. I also returned to the dark background settings because that is what I like better. I am not completely done with the layout yet as I might need a header and perhaps some other visual items, but the main outline is in place now. The new blog theme has a grid system that you can switch to list view if you like that better, in the right corner of the main page. The grid view allows for a quick preview of the outfits without any text or scrolling and should make it easier to visually find what you are looking for. The menu to the left will navigate you through the outfits sorted by colour, race or theme, and if you are looking for a specific item you can use the search box.
I hope this change is for the better, if you have any suggestions for what I should add or switch around, please let me know and I’ll see what I can do within the limitations of this blog theme.