Wednesday, April 25, 2018

What is the key to writing a successful post?

Writing a successful post is subjective: it depends on what you consider successful, the content you’re covering, what readers want to see, etc. However, there a few things "successful" posts have in common:

Monday, April 23, 2018

Choosing a new Template

Whenever you want a fresh look for your blog, sometimes no amount of moving elements or changing fonts is enough - you need a new template.  Any time you want to really change things up, head over to the Template tab and visit the Pick New Template section.  Here, you can look through a ton of available Blogger-made templates - all of which we have covered in detail here - give it a quick preview and then select and use it.  Click the 'Save Template' button when you've finished selecting a new template.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Blogger Background Week 1: Abstract Ribbon

We took a lot of time going through each of Blogger's Built-in Templates, and now we wanted to show off how much of a difference using an updated background can make.  We start with a bunch of pre-made Google images used by Blogger.  And they start with the Abstract.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Changing Colours and Fonts in Blogger

If you like the ability to change and customize your Blogger blog, it's a good bet you'll want to dig into Fonts and Colours section of the Template tab and design your own blog.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Editing Page Elements in Blogger

When you want to want to Customize your template by heading to the 'Layouts' link on your dashboard, the page Elements tab will open by default.  The Page Elements tab was pretty groundbreaking for Bloggers when it was unveiled, giving writers fine control over the layout and look of their blog without the need to know HTML code, or have them learn the ins and outs of Web Publishing.  It reflected a growing movement of DIY, an attitude of 'I Can Do It' that became prevalent in the blogosphere - and the Internet in general.  Bloggers want we sites that reflect their own sensibilities, but most bloggers are part time, and don't have the hours or the funds to become an expert, much less hire one.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Blogger Layout Week 51: Dark Contempo

This is the second-last week of using the Contempt family of templates, and my gawd we're tired of the same old same old.  This is the second last (!) of Blogger's built in Themes.  We're starting to look at some other options, seeing as it's almost been 52 weeks, ONE YEAR, of this theme stuff.  Looking forward to some new stuff.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Customizing a Template

The layout you choose when you start your blog might be the best you've ever seen, but after awhile it may no longer suit your needs.  Traffic, new features, reader requests - all these things can change how you want your blog to look and act.  Sometimes, you start a personal site, and you want to make it look more professional.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Blogger Layout Week 50: Red Contempo

This is the third week of using the Contempt family of templates, and there's still lots we like and lots we don't like about this template

Monday, March 26, 2018

Editing Templates by Hand: Introduction to Coding

If you are getting started as a Blogger, but also happen to know a bit about Web Design, and you want to start sinking your code into Blogger itself, you can.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Blogger Layout Week 49: Contempo On Vacation

This is the second week of using the Contempt family of templates, and there's lots we like and lots we don't like about this template