Friday, January 27, 2012

Blogging Frustrations and a Winner

One of the the reason I started blogging was because I wanted to stay computer savvy. I wanted to learn new things and be challenged. However, lately, being "challenged" has been replaced with being "frustrated". 

I have designed this here blog all by myself. I want to make some design changes buuuuut what is suppose to look somewhat like this...

...for some reason, all of the sudden looks like this!

I thought the easiest thing to do would be to start fresh with a new template. The problem? A lot of the things I've customized have been using tutorials I've found right here in blog land but, of course, I didn't save any of them. Yes, I could do another search and find them but I've used several tutorials to learn how to do one thing. It takes me a little bit for things to sink in sometimes so I have to read and reread one or more tutorials on one specific topic to catch on.



So here I sit, frustrated. Basically starting from scratch. Grrrrrr.

But let's move on to something else more pleasant. Thank you, ladies, for entering the giveaway. Let's have Random.org pick a winner for the Baby & Mommy gifts. Drum roll, please! The winner is...

#13 Monica! 


Monica, I don't have your contact information. Please e-mail me right away to claim your goodies.

That's all I got for today. I'll try not to throw the laptop on the floor and stomp on it. Enjoy the weekend everyone! 
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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i wish i could help, but i don't know much about it!!!! sorry, friend!

Ashley said...

Ha! I feel you on the re-design thig! That is why mine has stayed the same way pretty much since I started mine a year ago! I am trying to change some things up but it's going to take a while. I am very computer savvy but the codes are what I have a problem with.

michelle said...

I wish I could help too but I have no idea! When I change things it is minimal and it takes me forever! I am like you, I find things in blogland and then forge where I got them. good luck!
xxoo

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I have no idea why it's doing that! I'd want to throw my computer across the room, too! Vaya con Dios, Muchacha!

Renee said...

Oh, I know. I know. I was dealing with blog frustrations today, too. I tried to upload a photo and found out that I was out of "storage space." Then, I tried to delete some photos and inadvertently deleted my profile...I spent way too much time on this. Then, I had to purchase more storage space from Google. So, my blog is going to stay the same forever.

Susan said...

Good luck! I've been putting off re-designing my blog for this very reason.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my gosh that is totally confusing!! What you have done looks great!
Do you have any idea why it changed ?

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Congrats to Monica. It was a lot of great stuff.

Not sure why your template looks like that. Maybe just a glitch, try again later. I know just what you mean about reading several tutorials before it sticks. I try to take notes but I too forget and have to google al over again.d

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Congrats to Monica. It was a lot of great stuff.

Not sure why your template looks like that. Maybe just a glitch, try again later. I know just what you mean about reading several tutorials before it sticks. I try to take notes but I too forget and have to google al over again.d

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

I've been having issues lately when I open blogger in Google Chrome but if I open it in Internet Explorer it's totally normal. Is there any chance it could be something like that?

IzzyMom said...

You designed this site in Blogger by yourself? I'm impressed! It's not the easiest thing to work with when you want to design out of the box, so to speak. When I first started blogging on Blogger back in 2005, it was a lot easier to customize (if you knew html). Great job!

Teachinfourth said...

Your blog looks great!

I did the same thing with mine, too. I 'tweaked' here and there, changed up code, made some gifs, and there you have it.

Glad you're getting it all back, bigger and better than before.