I have spent a lot of time this week looking at blogs, blog features, and trying to revamp my blog. Who knew that changing the CSS on WordPress could be so time consuming??
I did decide I didn’t want my own webpage at this time. I’m happy with letting WordPress host my blog and I’m comfortable with the features that are here. Then I decided to pay the $15 to be able to change my style sheet to make changes to my blog. I found one I liked from elsewhere and spent way too many hours trying to make it work onto here. I could get part of it going but never could complete it to an actual functional blog.
So I went back to the drawing board. I knew I wanted a flexible width, as I don’t like “skinny” blogs. With this theme I liked how each post was in its own box. I also don’t like blogs that don’t move. Do you know what I’m talking about? Here’s Lisa’s to show you what I’m talking about. Sorry, Lisa! You’re my friend so I still read your blog. But if your blog doesn’t “move” on the sides, I probably won’t read it!
This is how my blog would look if I left it the way the WordPress theme looks:
I made my own background for the top. Then I watched a color change tutorial at Web2Whizzing. I love the way he shows you how to find the current colors and then change them to the color you want.
I haven’t worked on the comments section yet and there is some more tweaking I want to do. I have the code to make cool date tabs like you see on Tawna’s Blog. I just need to get in there and make them happen!
After previewing this post, I know I want to make my font a little larger, change my sidebar headings to have the same font as my title, and figure out how to get a “Return Home” link in there.
So what are your pet peeves when it comes to reading blogs? I have a bunch about leaving comments…but I think I’ll save that for a different post!