Friday, August 31, 2012

If You Don't You Should



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A test blog. Do you have one? I didn't either until last week. You can play around with it and make it private so that no one else sees it.

Once everything is perfect you can make those changes to your "real" blog without any worries. I'm getting excited just typing this :) Such a simple and obvious idea, I wish I would have thought of it.

As you've probably noticed I've changed things around here :=)
I had been procrastinating {i know shocker!} because I didn't want to mess anything up and permanently lose something.

I tried everything out on my test blog first to make sure that the code worked properly and it looked the way I wanted it too. I'm a taste and see kinda person..so the idea of a "test blog" is pure genius in my humble opinion.

Html is a slow and high learning curve for me, I have to do it in baby steps, one at a time, otherwise I get completely frustrated and end up wanting to chunk my computer out the 2 story window.

When I googled what I was trying to find (that google knows everything!) I came across some GREAT blogs that have free information on their site for people like me that want to make changes to their web page without spending any money and need baby step directions.

Here are a couple that I found that I wanted to pass on to you in case you are interested in making changes to your blog...for FREE!

Songbirdblog.com:: She gives step by step instructions to change your header/banner, background, tabs, etc... She also has some great links to other blogs that were really helpful.

Memories On Clover Lane:: Showed me step by step how to  make my picture banner in Picassa..FREE. It was so easy peasy I can't wait to do another and play around with pictures and backgrounds...it was quite exciting realizing how easy it is to make a header on your own and not have to spend one penny for it!

Makin Cute Blogs:: She showed me how to center my header...no one wants to go to the effort of making a header just to upload it and have it hanging out in left field :( She has a ton of easy tips on her site.

The Background Fairy:: This lady has a ton of FREE headers and backgrounds with instructions on how to upload it properly to your blog. There were so many cute ones and I think you can even tweek them to personalize for your own blog.

And my personal go to favorite for any blog related questions is Blogging With Amy. She has a ton of tutorials and advice to help you get the most out of your blog, if you don't click on any of the others check hers out!

I'm sure there are a million more websites out there, do you have a favorite go-to DIY webdesign blog? PLEASE SHARE! I would love to know about them!


So go ahead and try it, make your own tester blog and play!! I promise you will be like a kid in a candy store too!



Blessings,


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4 comments :

  1. Wow, appreciate you for sharing.

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    1. Your welcome, I hope that these are helpful!

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  2. Yay! Great idea to have a test blog... I don't have one, but when I am making changes I always hold my breath! lol Your blog looks fantastic! Great job! :)

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    1. I LOVE the idea of a test blog, no more holding my breath and hoping for the best :) Thanks!

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