Wednesday, April 22, 2009
No Two Blogs Look The Same
My ranting on things you can do with Blogger Pages.
Content is the most important part of blogging.
The author and their interest is what brings you back.
But what about your template ? Or just your Header ?
The look has little importance in blogging but regardless...
I must talk about it ! This is not a tutorial just an observation.
As you can see I've changed my page again.
Think I'll only fuss with the header from now on and maybe get the spots off of this page.
But then again maybe not ! Drats, at a glance my header looks like it has birds on it...hmmm.
Anyway it's nice to do seasonal headers. I see quite a few people doing that.
Blogger/Blogspot does offer a lot of choices for making your own blog page
but you can also tweak that a little, which is fun !
Using blogger templates and tools is the easiest way to create a page.
First pick a Template.
Then maybe change the page colors from blue to green or whatever you like,
and change the font style, size and color..... so no two blogs look the same.
There's all kinds of useful stuff that can be added to your side bar.
Using what blogger has to offer is pretty good... or find your own gadgets/elements maybe at Google.
Can you make enough money with Ad Sense or Monetize to buy plants for the season?
If so that might be a good idea ! (Not really sure how the details of that work).
Now this is where you can get creative but it can be a challenge.
Most seem to like adding a picture header.
Yet some get right to the point and type their blog title and choose a font,
size and color to their liking.
How about those pictures you take ?
Uploaded pictures from Picasso is fairly fast with your picture being about this size without clicking on them.
But then you can cut and paste URL from your photo album which takes one minute and also change the size. I used the URL for large pictures to create the picture below.
The URL looks like this below.
but the brackets are replaced with these brackets > < .
If you want big I'll be glad to show you this simple method using the URL of the your pictures.
I personally like Webshots.
Or you can make it even larger. You pick the size !
There are other ways of making them larger...just don't know what they are yet !
Also there are a million different backs and borders if you want to edit the blogger template. Or make your own. I can tell you how to change the background for individual posts with a little tweaking of the HTML... but other than that I believe the entire template needs replacing.
Or just download a template. Some are really nice, others are really busy.
Some are free. I always think there's a catch to free templates...so I won't download.
So what's the bottom line ?
There are all different looks you can give a blog,
but what's MOST important is what makes you happy.
Unfortunately I just can't leave things alone.
I'm sure it's some kind of strange disorder.
I'll try this.. then that...love it..... then hate it.
And believe it or not just about every time I tell myself..."that's it"!
Guess I'm hopelessly forever changing, just as in my garden.
Maybe that's a good thing.
Anything to add ? Go right ahead !
Have to take a short break from blogging, but will be back to visit everyone before long.