I’m fiddling with backgrounds and so on today and getting used to the backend that WordPress.com’s VIP set-up uses, so don’t be terribly surprised if the site’s look changes on you. Right now it’s got the turkeys and green background, which actually looks a little too “pesto” for me. Later you might see a really big picture of a US flag as the background. After that, who knows. Anyway, if it looks funny, don’t panic.
Also, at some point in the not-entirely-distant future, as previously threatened, the look of the site will probably change dramatically. I’m looking at various themes now that will support the addition of advertising but which won’t also look cheesy and lame; basically, a slightly more professional look than the site has now, although I’m certain to undermine that look immediately because I become so easily bored. In any event, I’m fiddling with some possible themes at my Secret WordPress Test Installation Which You Don’t Know About, so that when a switch does come, I’ll have most of the look of the site nailed down. Hopefully.
Along that line, if you’re a WP geek and know of an ad-supporting theme that doesn’t look cheesy and lame, feel free to tell me about it in the comments. Free themes are good, but I don’t mind paying for a really good and easy to configure theme either.