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To my surprise, this turned out to be true! In addition, it gave the option to choose between a set of various themes (albeit a limited set). To do so, follow this link, which provides a theme launch explorer that displays your blog under various themes. I opted for the clean template, but considered a number of other before finally making up my mind.
Of course, obtaining a template was the start but I still wished to add some additional features and essentially tinker it to my liking. One of the bonus fetures I included was in the About page, where I added a vertical CCS timeline.
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