Friday, February 12, 2010


I'm trying an experiment to see if I can create my own blog background, so you might see weird changes in the next hour or so...just ignore them. :)
Update: It's an hour later and I did manage to apply a new background, but there are still way too many kinks to work out, so now I'm back to my old template. I think I'm going to have to wait until summer break to really play around with it. At least now I know it's somewhat doable. :)

Update #2: Apparently I'm a glutton for punishment, because I'm going to go back and try some more. So again, expect weird crap all over my page for a little while...or a long while if my stubborn-butt refuses to let up on this lovely time-wasting endeavor.

Update #3: I got my background to work! Clint had to help me, because I am clueless when it comes to editing HTML. I'm not going to stick with this template forever...I'll get bored again in a few months, I'm sure. But at least now I know that I can put in my own graphics and am not limited to the already-created templates makes it a little more personal.

P.S. It's interesting to observe the domino-effect of blogging. One person changes her blog's appearance, then shortly after everyone on that person's blogroll is doing it too. It's a cyber "keeping up with the Jones's" phenomenon. Hey, I'm not claiming to be immune to this--I'm constantly feeling inspired by other blogs and itching to try new things.


  1. It is BEAUTIFUL! Now you actually have bubbles to go with your title.

  2. I searched high and low for those bubbles, LOL.

  3. I love this theme, Jodi!! The bubbles are great, and work so well with your title. Very nice work!

    I think you're right about the domino effect. In my defense, though, I'm always changing mine. lol!! I get bored after a while and change it up a bit. I'm never happy with a theme forever.

  4. Thanks Kristyn! This was my first time using my own graphic insead of a pre-made template, so I'm thrilled that it worked.

    Your defense is pretty much my defense, too. I fall in love with a theme and think "This one is the one," but then a few months later I start to get bored with it. Also, for some reason, changing up my theme from time-to-time revitalizes my interest in my blog...I guess it just makes it feel "new" again.

    So cheers to being bored and noncommittal!

  5. HTML can be maddening but it makes so many awesome effects. I have been getting beter after about 5 years of toying around with it. Watch out, before you know it you're addicted :)

  6. Well at this point I'm not going to play around anymore with it until summer, because I know I'll get addicted. But you're right, it can be maddening; I would change one tiny little number and suddenly my image would be thrown across the screen. It was crazy fun though. :)


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