Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Maybe You've Noticed

Sometimes I'm jealous. Jealous of all these blogs that have beautiful backgrounds and graphics. They are so much fun and I'm jealous. All I've been able to do is change the colors on the templates offered by Blogger.

I've been online a lot lately. I've found new blogs to read. And I've figured out some things.

First I ran into her at Still His Girl. It was her anniversary; she wrote about him -and he wrote about her on Honey I Fed The Kids. Sweet, sweet posts about their 14th anniversary.

As I browsed his site, I found this post about redesigning a blog.

If you've visited my blog for any length of time, you already know that I like to change things up. I haven't left my design the same way very long...I like to change with the seasons/holidays/mood...maybe it drives you crazy, I don't know. I just know that I want my site to be pretty.

When I found the aforementioned post, I got really excited!!! It introduced me to Blogger Buster and Squidfingers. I found myself on a mission!!

I did a lot of reading on Blogger Buster. I found step-by-step instructions for fiddling with HTML in this post. I had very limited knowledge of HTML before I found this info...this was like 'HTML for Dummies'. I started with a new Blogger template. I read about how to widen the columns, so I did that. I checked out the background patterns offered at Squidfingers and used the information from Blogger Buster to add my new background. I also found great information about creating a new header, customizing it to link back to your 'home' page and how to install it.

I created a monster (and a killer headache)!! I couldn't quit monkeying with it until I got it done and it was done right.

Somewhere in there it says you could have your new look in as little as an hour. Bah!! It took me all stinkin' day!! I'm so very proud of my new little page...and I did it!!

Maybe I'll be content for a while...we shall see.


15 comments:

Heather said...

Nice job! Go you!

Beth said...

You should be proud! Your blog looks terrific!

Thanks for these links. I am going to check out this info. I have often thought that I would like to expand my columns or maybe even add a third but I have no clue about HTML...it scares me!

Maybe this will help me!

The Newby Family said...

The new improved look is great!

Are You Serious! said...

Awesome! Love the new look...

Sniz said...

I love your look! You'll laugh but just today I realized your blog name was Golden Goodness. I had been thinking it was Golden Goddess! HAHAHAHA! I crack myself up!

Sniz said...

I LOVE the look! I also really like it when people change their looks a lot. It spices things up!

Yeah, Cindy and her husband Scott are awesome. Glad you found their blogs.

You're going to laugh, but all this time I've been thinking the name of your blog is Golden Goddess!!! HAHAHA! I crack myself up!

Sniz said...

I also meant to say that I'm glad you found Cindy and her husband Scott's blog! They are cool.

Sniz said...

Something really weird happened and I keep accidentally posting comments on your blog. Sorry!

jennwa said...

You blog looks is terrific. You should be very proud.

Fresh Girl said...

Go you!! I'm afraid to start tinkering with my HTML, but maybe you've inspired me and I'll give it a go later! Your blog looks beautiful!!

Brittany said...

I think it looks awesome! :) Wanna teach me? :)

Bridget said...

Thank you so much for the links. I have to bug my friend to fix mine for me but now I might be able to do a little bloggy diy!

Love the new and improved blog by the way!

Scott said...

You stuff looks AWESOME!
Great job. I didn't see it before today, but I'll assume it was all just scribbles on post-its or grey on grey or something.
But now...you deserve to celebrate.

The Boyds Family said...

I like the new look! If you will recall, I tried to give myself a new look not so long ago but I wasn't near as successful as you have been. Maybe I'll try again another day.

Dre the Texican said...

The blog looks very nice! Love the chocolate and teal scheme and can't wait to see all your changes by the season! Found you on EW by the way...you're one of my friends!