Friday, October 10, 2008

messy blog

Sometimes i feel like a complete and total ding dong. that there is nothing i know how to do.

well, its not entirely true -- because i know lots -- just that when i'm trying to do -- say -- something like change the background or the layout of my blog and i can't easily accomplish it -- i am left feeling like a ding dong.

so i mucked around this morning for the better part of two hours trying to get some sort of decent layout/background and all i succeeded in doing was to make things a mess. so -- forgive the mess -- it will be, i promise -- temporary.

the thing is that i was once a web designer -- ok -- not in a big official way -- but about 12 or 14 years ago when i had my doll sewing business i was a beta tester for "normal" ppl to put up a website with this small co-operative internet provider. and i was so proud coz i had my HTML Bible and i knew some code (enough to get me in trouble mostly). i had fun and thought i was quite accomplished to be able to do this.

but that was then and things seemed simpler to me to do -- and now -- not so much!! lol

so what did i do this morning. well first i googled blog backgrounds -- seemed like a good choice of words to search. a bunch of sites came up and i visited them and some were hard to navigate and some didn't have anything that was appealing and some did and so i messed around with trying to copy the code and in some cases i couldn't do that. and long story short -- i basically gave up -- for now. so, u'll just have to wait and see what happens in the future. because i assure u -- it will not stay like this for long -- i won't allow it -- i can't stand it -- its too sterile and icky.

so bear with me and come back often to see what i've done... and if i haven't done anything -- either i wasn't able to do what i wanted yet or i need prodding -- so feel free to prod....


Tammy's Treasure Chest said...

I feel your pain! I've been blogging for months and just this week figured out how to change the banner and add a hit counter. I'm a computer dummy, and it's hard for me to do anything.
You'll figure it out!

Lily said...

I spent waaaaay too long revamping mine b/c I kept messing it up! So I know exactly what you mean. I couldn't figure it out-- but I finally did. YAY! Just keep at it. The web stuff is frustratingly complex, but I have no doubt you can figure it out. :-)

Deer Mountain Wood Art said...

I know what you mean! My biggest problem is that I'm always seeing things I want to add! Talk about a mess blog =>
Now I can't decide what to get rid of to clean up!?!
You're doing good on yours, very clean and easy to read :)

Sabina said...

thanks ladies -- wish i had ur confidence!!!