Friday, March 26, 2010

New Look

For a while, I've not liked my blog.

The layout of my blog, I mean. The actual blog is something I've enjoyed quite a bit.

But the layout... ugh.

Boring. Dull. Not what I wanted, but I dealt with it. I tried to do the best with what was offered up for free by blogger, and searches for other blog templates and designs and the like yielded little, so with blogger I stuck.

Thankfully, some bloggers had similar complaints and actually expressed them to Blogger. So Blogger listened, and now there is a way to change things around to better fit what I want.

You may have noticed the new look. Now, it's not going to stay this way forever. In fact, I'm a very restless person in general, so you probably will see this change quite a few times. For starters, the background is something offered up and is the only running-related background available so if I see it come up as other blogger backgrounds, I know I will get bored with it for me and will want to change it.

And I did like the headers I would make, with the pictures and things. It was a bit more personal that way. But for now, this is what the blog will look like. I may move some things around here and there but I like this.

The main thing I wanted was to have three columns, not just two. I had so much stuff on the right that you had to scroll down and down and down and down and down to get to some of it, so it was of course just buried. Now I can move some things around and play with it a bit, and there is less dead and wasted space.

Let me know what you think of the new look. And if you're bored with your blog, go to http://draft.blogger.com/home and poke around. It's apparently an updated version of dashboard, mostly with some subtle changes.

15 comments:

Mark said...

Thanks for pointing this out. I'm off to see what I can do with my own blog. I've wanted to do something different with it for a while, too, but I know so little about stuff, I was going to stick with what Blogger gave us.

Morgan said...

I dig it! I've been wanting to vamp mine too! Thanks for the inside scoop! Have a great weekend!

Amanda said...

I'm the same way, in fact I feel like my blog looks too gangsta...normally a "good" thing...I guess...but not for the mom lol. I like the new look :)

Kerrie T. said...

I have three columns in my other blog, but I had to go in and adjust the html (with some help with a bloggy web design friend). The thing I don't like about three columns is that when I post my links on Facebook, the little paragraph that comes up is taken from the far left column. But I wonder since this is a new template from Blogger if maybe that is fixed?

Anyway, I like this new look!

tahoegirl said...

whoa. i thought i went to the wrong site at first. looks good!

Willoughby said...

I like this a lot! The funny thing is, I've been working on redesigning my blog for the last few hours! I didn't know Blogger had any new options, I should take a look before I settle on anything.

I have a second blog that I use just to test out new backgrounds and such. I tweak it until I like it, then copy and paste to my regular blog. That way I never have to "close" for renovations.

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

I really like it, it suits you!

Raoulysgirl said...

I'm really liking the new look! It seems much more "you!"

Lisa said...

I like this too. I've been wanting a 3 column template too but haven't found one that I like.

Lisa said...

OK I changed mine but how come I can't get the tabs across the top?

Chicago Mom said...

Great new look! Thanks for the link, I will definitely be checking it out.

Katie A. said...

I totally need a make over - might have to hire you ;) Like your new look!

Zoë said...

I like it! :)

Zoë said...

I like it! :)

thrasherswife said...

love it - especially your tag line...