With Apologies to Marshall MacLuen

I was just amusing (and educating) myself by adding some WordPress features to my blog set-up, and I got to musing about blog content vs the medium. That, of course, lead to Mr M and his famous “the media is the message” statement. Although there is lots of great content out there, he was so correct in relationship to the time we spend on the blog set-up. The presentation is so much of our message. If that wasn’t the case, there wouldn’t be a market for 1000s of themes for WP alone.

Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t think that this is a bad thing. In fact, it should spur on even better theme development. But maybe it is something that can be born in mind as we create.

Also, it might help us to NOT put the medium above the message content. Drivel by any other name is still drivel (witness this post…).

Now, back to interesting WP widgets…


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