Saturday, March 29, 2008

Blogging advice anyone?

I am well past my 100th post, and so you would think I would have learned more by now. But, I have been lazy about learning the nuances of HTML, and have had to figure most things out by myself since most of my experienced blogging friends live nowhere near me (can you just hear the whine in this post thus far). Anyway, I want/need to do some sprucing up to my blog, but I can't find any templates I like. Well, that's not quite true. I found a few, but every time I download them into my layout, they lose my widgets. I have even downloaded them instead of cut/paste, but they still don't seem to work quite right. So, why not ask the wise masses of you to share the love and tell me your favorite sites for templates, stock photos, fonts, and the like. Any recommendations for other sites I should check out to teach me...I mean FOR DUMMIES kind of sites. I need it basic or I won't stick with it. Please HELP!!!

7 comments:

Momma Roar said...

http://tips-for-new-bloggers.blogspot.com/

This is one where I learned how to add some extra stuff!

A great way to practice is to start a second blog and play around with that one - so you don't do anything permanent to this one. I made my practice one private as well.

pyzam.com is a popular one I've seen people use for new templates too. And I understand that you always lose your widgets when changing the look.

Good luck!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Lynn, I like www.bloggingbasics101.com BUT, I don't do anything with my blog, so best of luck to you ;) Mine has stayed the same and I keep thinking about changing it but have no time. (and i am at 221 posts...ha ha ha) One day...

Your girls night out looked like such fun!

Kristen said...

Once you try some things out, do a tutorial for all of us - or just me! I want to learn too :o)

Tropical Mexican said...

I also like blogging basics 101. But I also dont domich to mine. I haven't even done a blogroll yet.

Alana said...

Mary took my answer. That is a great site. Also, sometimes you can find answers by plugging in a question to the blogger search feature on your dashboard. I also just play around with it to see what happens.

Dave and Jenni said...

OK, if you get this comment twice, sorry - Blogger said the first one didn't take.

For blogging help, in addition to the ones already mentioned, I have gone to:

http://betabloggerfordummies.blogspot.com/

http://tricks-for-new-bloggers.blogspot.com/

Also, I love this page for help with colors -

http://users.rcn.com/giant.interport/COLOR/ColorSpecifier.html

It lists just about any color you could want for the web and the 6-digit code you need to use it for text, backgrounds, etc.

Hope this helps!

Dave and Jenni said...

Ugh - that last website didn't come through all the way. It is (AGAIN!)

http://users.rcn.com/giant.interport/COLOR/ColorSpecifier.html

If you still don't get it all, e-mail me and I'll send you the link!