Do you use a professional theme for your site? In the three years this blog has been up I have gone through four WordPress themes. Each of them have been great for the publishing needs I have had up until now. Those needs have changed. I realized I was spending too much time on site maintenance and not enough writing. I needed a theme that offered three things: SEO and connection tools built right in, a clean design and most of all clean code that simply worked. I was having to tweak plugins or edit a theme’s code to make it work best. Updates would often break key functions. After a conversation with Justin Lukasavige I decided to buy and install Standard Theme 2 from 8bit. I have been a fan of other bloggers that use Standard Theme for a while. To say the least I am very pleased. I had the new configuration up and running including all the new setting changed in just under two hours. Standard I think will be my theme of choice for a while. If you do go Standard, spend the extra investment and get the forum and tech support. The bundle is well worth the price.
So consider a professional them like Standard and get back to writing. Isn’t that why you started blogging in the first place.
One last note. Before you pay for a theme ask around. Many have minimal support and sloppy code. The research will pay off.