Monday, August 3, 2009

I Need A Revamp!

So, my husband started out the day by playing "Vacation" by the Go-Go's on our computer stereo because he didn't have to go to work on a Monday morning for the first time in 5 1/2 years.

All he ever wanted.

Now, the job search begins. At the moment, he is snoring on the couch. I'm sure he is just trying to dream up some career ideas. Surely.

On another subject, our son still has a sinus infection. It has been almost a month and he isn't better. The doc said his infection must be an antibiotic resistant strain, so she gave him an even stronger antibiotic. So, another ten days of diarrhea and Max karate chopping the syringe out of our hands.

In order to maintain my sanity, I want to play with and improve my blog. To express my personality. But, to do so, I need YOUR help. As I have said before, I am about as good with a computer as I am doing a back handspring. In other words, I could really hurt myself doing both. I would take a mental beating and who knows what would happen to the computer if I became enraged enough.

So, these are my questions. Feel free to answer any or all or none. All advice is GREATLY appreciated, as long as it doesn't involve phrases like, "Take a computer course, whiz kid" or "Welcome to the 21st century, geekoid."

We begin:

How do bloggers create such creative colorful headers with cartoon pictures and phrases? (Do you like my techno terminology? Cartoon pictures.) Does it always require a program?
Can I take pictures from anywhere on the web to put in my blog posts? Or only certain sites?
Does anyone have any tips on how to boost my readership? (I'm not sure "readership" is a word, but I guess it is now because I wrote it. Oh, nevermind. It is a word. I looked it up)

Ummmm...I really thought I had more questions, but I guess that is about it. Thank you everyone for your input. I need to revamp!


  1. Oh, honey your awesome! I love your honesty! On vamping up the site...there are some you can pay to do so if you want otherwise facebook, google, twitter and whatever else to network to find help - there are people out there who understand html..confusing as it is. I am getting "Ruby and Roho" to do mine. Am on their wait list. But there are TONS other. Look at the post on my site today - she had someone do hers and it looks awesome!

    Sign up on Mom Bloggers Club - it helps. Promise. I am going to write about your blog keep writing cause I (and more to come) love reading!!! It just takes time to have people find you...

    Read other blogs, posts comments, sign up to be a follower if you like the blog, comment some more, and keep blogging are real, hilarious and have an awesome family - others will want to read!!!

  2. Thanks Mama Grits! You are always so sweet and supportive and helpful! Thank you so much!!

  3. Revamping your blog sounds fun although I think it's perfect just the way it is! As far as the header, how did you do yours? I am completely in love with photoshop although I have to say at times I feel like I could earn a college degree in photoshop and still be lost. But there is sooo much you can do with it. Do you have an idea of what you want your header to look like? I'd be more than happy to help you and play around with some designs and stuff. My door is always open if you have any questions or need any help! It's good to focus on something especially when hubby is sleeping on the couch. At the end of my hubby's job search it started making me a little nervous when I found him taking a nap during the day. Yours deserves it so I'm not making any comparisons here!

  4. I also just noticed you don't have a button. You need a button so people can link your blog to theirs and etc... They're super easy to make. They're also useful to have so you can go index your blog on the top blogging sites. I'd be happy to make you one if you'd like!

  5. I made you a quick button to use while your thinking over your new blog design and such. Unfortunately I thought you said you like'd blue and orange?! The kids must have been talking to me while I was reading! Anyway, I just threw one togther quickly for you but I'll go back and fix the colors or whatever else you'd like to change! I went ahead and put it in my "check out these blogs" section at my blog just to give you some bling!


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