10 March 2008

Picky blogger here...

My blog has moved! Please look for this and other posts here:
Mad About Kids. Thanks for reading!

See the picture over there? That pretty much sums up how I feel about this blog right now. I keep changing things and moving things around...and I'm still not satisfied.

I guess I'm just picky. But I keep searching and hunting the internet, looking for new widgets or tools or hacks that will make my blog look or function better. Sometimes I get lucky and find one...most of the time I end up disappointed and grumpy that I wasted so much time looking and didn't find anything.

I've also been giving some thought to switching away from Blogger (mainly because there are some really cool widgets that are not available for Blogger). But, as someone who is really new to the blogging world, I don't know if this is such a great idea for me--after all, it might end up being a pretty complicated thing, switching a blog from one host to another.

Anyway, the bottom line is this: you will likely be seeing a lot of little changes here and there throughout my blog. Don't be surprised if, say, the colors change or the columns are in a different order. Until I really get a look that I love, I'll keep working on it.

Oh--if anyone reading this has any comments/suggestions on how to make my blog look or function better, I'm all ears. Or, if you have switched away from Blogger, tell me about your experience. I would love to hear about it!


Dette said...

Whoa - I'm in the exact same mode. And I sometimes wish I used Wordpress instead of Blogger :(

But MAN - that would be a pain to start all over again. Then I think, I'm still new (only started 2 months ago), so maybe it wouldn't be so bad to switch.


What to do? Would love to hear what you decide - and what you find out! Wish I had some tips for you - but I think we're both on the same hack/widget hunt. lol

Michelle said...

We ARE in exactly the same place--I started only 2 months ago, too! *sigh* I don't know what to do...I will let you know when I decide, though...

Courtney said...

I moved to a self-hosted wordpress blog after about 3 months on blogger and I couldn't be happier. I'll be glad to help if needed, just let me know.

amomspeaks at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

Thanks, Courtney! I may just take you up on that offer for help... :)

Ninj2k4 said...

Hey, you have such a nice site!!!One of the best I have visited...but I know the feeling.

I want to improve my site too but I have no idea how. I keep on clicking my mouse to different sites hoping to learn more.

I'll visit yours on a regular basis to glean tips. LOL.

Great topics you have here.


Michelle said...

Thanks for the compliments, Nins! :) I like the clean look of your blog--and I might just have to grab that comment icon widget you have...that's pretty cool! :)

Joeprah said...

I am a proponent of Joomla. The 1.5 release is amazing and I would also recommend buying a template. If you are serious about your blog get a decent template for like $30 or something and host your site through one of the hosting services for like $6 a month. You can tweak your blog from their but this will save you headaches in the long run. Best of luck! Joe.