I have been working for for about 3 days strait on a new theme. I decided to do it completely from scratch, designed it in Photoshop and coded it in html then coded it into a WordPress theme. It’s a large project for me and is keeping me busy. When I am done though I am sure it will be worth it.
I have run into so many small problems along the way, but nothing huge or major. Just annoyances that it takes a while to figure out. I’ve always used pre-made themes and then would change them to my liking. I would sometimes even design something, find a theme similar and then re-do it. Leaving credit in tact of course. This time however I decided to start from scratch and see what I could do.
I’m learning a lot and enjoying it. I’m sure my first few themes are going to be fairly simple and I’m sure there will be mistakes. I’m bored though. So it really gives me something to do while I wait to see if I can go back to work on Tuesday. Part of me wants to get back to work but part of me is scared of it happening again. I can’t afford any more sick days, at least on a Leave of Absence I can take my time and get it all figured out. I got to the doctors on Monday to find out if I can go back to work or not. I am anxious about that. I still don’t feel 100% and would like a definitive answer on what is going on. But I am not sure I will ever fully get one.
I’m thinking though on the side that making WordPress themes would be fun to get into and start selling them. There are tons out there but if your good enough at site design you can make some money off of it.
I really need to figure out a good way to make some extra money and try and get ahead. Being off work has really put a strain on us financially. But I guess it was needed.