First I want to apologize to U2 for the use of their song title. Yesterday I spent searching for a photo album that I could incorporate into my blog. After many hours of searching (and much cursing) I almost have the answer. I discovered a blog called The Blog Doctor that helped immensely in my quest for a sleeker looking blog. I also can’t tell you how many programs I downloaded before I downloaded Windows Live Writer. I have spent the morning uninstalling programs from yesterday. I decided to give the Windows Live Writer a try I figured if I don’t like it I can always uninstall it. Surprisingly I am quite fond of it.
As I mentioned yesterday I am tweaking (redesigning) everything, slowly. I also found another great website with tutorials Kevin and Amanda. I was trying to mess with the font last night much to my dismay, it wasn’t happening.
I am still working out the details such as building the albums with photos and then copying and pasting the HTML codes into Blogger. Every picture that I used had a broken link so I had to redo everything. My cursing, I imported everything from my blog, fixed it in Writer then re-uploaded everything. Several hours later I was able achieve sort of the look I was looking for.
Many people have asked me why don’t I just hire someone to build this for me. If I did that then I feel like I would be going against on of my main reasons for starting this blog – I want to learn something. Also I don’t want to pay someone to design my blog. I know there are designers out there reading my blog cringing right now. I have the time to do the research on how to do it myself, I personally don’t have the resources to pay someone to design my blog. I don’t need my blog to turn into another expensive hobby, I have enough of them (metalsmithing, is not a cheap hobby – lol!) Would I love to have the financial resources to pay someone? Honestly, I think I would probably do it myself, even if the financial resources were there. I enjoy learning new things even if it takes months I know I will finally get my blog looking how I want it (then I will change it).
I hope to have everything looking half way decent by next week (new banner, blog button) they were fun for summer but it is fall and I need to come up with something that I don’t have to change every season (lol – not that will stop me – hehehehehehe).
That is pretty much it for today… today I plan on painting my sons room and watching the Packers play! Happy Sunday 🙂