Dear Mr. Gardner

October 9, 2007, 11:00 pm; posted by
Filed under Articles, Steve  | 5 Comments

Two months ago, I mentioned possible upcoming changes to the design and content of our site, changes that have as yet gone unmade. Our schedules are such that it’s difficult enough to meet our weekly deadlines, let alone attempt a drastic overhaul — and if I lack skill at anything, it’s automotive repair.

But if I lack skill at anything besides automotive repair, it’s art — especially the principles of graphic design. I like text a little too much for anyone’s taste, I fear.

So when I happened across this post, offering to give away a very nice new WordPress theme that incorporated several of the changes I wanted to make to the site…..well, I knew I couldn’t rest until I took a stab at that.

In his post, the author (Brian Gardner) said he was a creative person and the post didn’t need to meet any special requirements, so — falling back on what I know best, I present to you:

The Top Ten Reasons Bweinh! Should Win A Copy of the Revolution News Theme

10 — Our current theme was also designed by Brian, so I won’t need to write an awkward “It’s not you, it’s us” email

9 — The Bweinh!tributors and Brian actually have a lot in common — we’re about the same age, we have similar interests (especially football and coffee), and we’re unashamed followers of Christ.

8 — A man who loves both Jewel and Sarah McLachlan? Clearly born to design!!

7 — We have seven months of interesting Clashes and Bible discussions that deserve the more focused exposure the new theme can give them!

6 — If we weren’t on a watch list after Job’s article about taking over Rome with dirt bikes and crack, switching to the “theme” of “Revolution” should just about cement it!

5 — With daily articles, recurring features, polls, and a variety of other rapidly changing content, Bweinh! is precisely the kind of site that will bring out the best in the theme

4 — In the name of love and tolerance, we’re willing to overlook Brian’s interest in the Dave Matthews Band

3 — Bweinh! is an existing, well-established website with a seven-month track record of daily posts and an audience of over a thousand visitors each week!

2Brian says that 12 months ago, “he knew nothing about blog design.” Neither did we!

And we still don’t!

And the Number One Reason Bweinh! Should Win A Copy of the Revolution News Theme….

1 — Although clearly the decision won’t be easy, Bweinh! combines a creative entry, good daily content, and the perfect type of site for the theme!

So thanks for the opportunity, Brian, and everyone else, wish us luck — the contest ends Wednesday afternoon!


5 Comments to “Dear Mr. Gardner”

  1. Connie on October 10th, 2007 10:00 am

    My fingers are crossed…and it’s making it hard to get anything done today.

  2. Revolution News Theme Giveaway : Brian Gardner on October 10th, 2007 1:12 pm

    […] Dear Mr. Gardner […]

  3. Steve on October 10th, 2007 4:54 pm

    We won!

  4. David on October 10th, 2007 5:40 pm


  5. Jennifer on October 13th, 2007 10:22 pm

    Congratulations! That theme will look perfect here you are right. You have the site for it. Your post was also creative, so I agree with the decision. Not that this matters…not my decision to make.

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