Thank you very much to Maw Books for hosting Bloggiesta! I got so much done and learned so much as well. To see my progress, view my latest update post.
I was going to do this huge vent and cry for help this morning when I opened my email and Athira at Reading on a Rainy Day told me she had given me the Lovely Blog Award. I received this award last week from someone else so won't pass it on, but ahhhhhh, that made my day. So, thank you Athira!
And then I checked my feed reader and got back into the "happy" of blogging. But, I'm still going to do my plea for help!
The Background. I need 8 to 8.5 hours of sleep to function at my best. Due to reading graphic novels, Bloggiesta, and my dog I only got 5 hours on Saturday. Due to my daughter waking me up at 3:30 (!) this morning (she had leg pain) I only got 6 hours last night. Luckily she is fast asleep again. So I am tired.
The Frustration. I wanted to redo my layout/template. My goal was a color scheme/design that was more "me"; I'm not really frilly, ornate, or too wild. I am into clean lines and simple, yet aesthetically pleasing. I thought I could just find a simple 3-column blogger template and change the colors to my liking, but that doesn't seem to be as simple as I thought. All the sites I've found want to give me a theme or their plain templates won't download or have lost links. So, I have a layout with 2 sidebars, one on top of the other. Ugh.
The Questions. I'd love feedback from you about the following. First, let me say I don't dislike what I've got going on as much as I thought I did when I woke up this morning so that's a good thing.
- Challenges. I like advertising the challenges I am doing on my sidebar, but what do you think of the idea of a Challenge link on the top navigation bar instead of a side bar with all the challenges I am doing? That way I could eliminate one sidebar, which I don't think would be such a bad thing.
- Sidebars. Or, do you know html well enough to help me move my lower sidebar to the left of my posts?
- Copyright. How do I type the c in a circle for copyright?
Thank you so much for listening to me this morning! I really appreciate the helpful attitude of book blogges!