Thursday, January 20, 2011

From Blah to Beautiful: The Rags to Riches Story of My Blog

I want to start with a shout-out to Nina at Mommy Go Round...HOLLA!  This girl  (and her blog) rocks my socks.  Nina did an awesome series, Beautify your Blog, showing how to give your blog some bling.

Now that the props have been appropriately given, let me give you a guided tour through the changes made during my bloggy makeover.  First, let me mention that before I became so enlightened as to how to tranform my blog from basic to bumpin', I had already made some slight changes to the background and the header only because that's all I knew how to do.  Then Nina came along with all her bloggy design know-how and now I have been schooled on what html code is, some of what it does, and a little on how to change it (spoiler alert: it's not as scary as you may think).

1.  I added a new font.  Check out the date header on this blog post.  Cute, huh?  It also matches the font in my blog header.  

2.  I added pages (I already knew how to do that), but I also added custom page label bar that links you to the pages.  Awe. Some!

3.  On the sidebar I have a cool Facebook button that will link you to my FB profile if you want to friend me (no pressure).  And, it is CENTERED!  Who knew you could do that?

4.  I got rid of that blasted blogger tool bar at the top of the page.  I want everyone to be able to see every tiny inch of my beautiful blog.

5.  When you get to the end of the this lovely post, you'll find my fave change....the signature!  I had tried to do this according to another tutorial, but it never worked.  I {heart} the signature.

I love my changes, but I especially love that I know how to do the changes.  You'll want to check my blog often because you never know when I might shake things up and change it all around!

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1 comment:

  1. I am impressed! Is there anything you CAN'T do???