Well, this theme has a default left sidebar I have not figured out how to remove so I have come up against a set of trade-offs. Blue is a non-negotiable for me. The theme must give me the option for blue on the page. So, the sidebar remains.
I love the idea of featured images but there lies another set of trade-offs. If I use the featured image setting users have to scroll down to view content. Will they persist long enough to do so? Since I do not have to use featured images I choose not to. I doubt the persistence of the user since I know I have skipped sites that force me to scroll down or navigate through too much stuff I do not want.
Let me hear your thoughts! There’s a chat balloon in that default left sidebar.