Wednesday, March 23, 2011

frustration.

I've been a bit frustrated with this whole blogging thing lately.
I can't figure out how to do a lot of the things I'd like to be able to do, like:
  • Put a cute picture in the header. I can't figure out how to size it correctly.
  • Link my Picture Inspiration posts to my Picture Inspiration page.
  • Design a cuter header...
Sigh...
I've been working on it just about every night when I get a chance to sit down with my laptop.
But alas...I haven't figured it out.
Sigh...

6 comments:

Stacey said...

I understand your frustration! I am so computer illiterate when it comes to that kind of stuff too. I finally figured out how to do the link thing! Here is the link: http://www.blogcatalog.com/discuss/entry/link-external-pages-with-new-blogger-tabs
As far as the header and photo....I had a friend design one for me! She does them for a small fee (like 25 bucks or something like that!). Lmk if you are interested and I can give you her email address!

andrea said...

Oh man. I read that Stacey and I'm still so confused. LOL. I'll take a better look at it tonight when I have more time. Maybe I won't have a separate tab for Picture Inspiration. Hahaha.
And yes! I'd love to get your friend's email address. I need to give more thought to the style I want to have...hmmm...so many ways to go.
Thank you Stacey! :-)

Tracey said...

do you edit with Elements?
Your banner spot is a specific "size" of pixels and it should tell you in the editing page of your blog.
Take a photo you like and crop it to your liking and then go to IMAGE in Elements, click down and you'll see the RESIZE. Click on it and then enter the width size to the pixel amount blogger will allow. I think mine is like 926 pixels wide. It will make your photo shrink super small but that's okay. Once you upload it it will fit! There's a place in your blogger page editing that will ask you if you want to place a photo in it.
I know this sounds easier said then done, but it really isn't complicated. If I could figure it out then that says a lot!
And Stacey's banner was designed by a blogging friend, Georgia, who will make them for you for around $25. If you want something cute!

Stacey said...

Georgia's email address is: jorjahbateman@yahoo.com. I let her know that you might be getting in touch with her! She does a great job and will take a photo or photos of yours and incorporate them into a banner. Or you could do what Tracey did, I think her banner is super cute too!

As far as the link thing.... Yes, it was confusing to me too, but I somehow figured it out! I won't go into details here, but could email you how to do it if you'd like!

Lisa McCully said...

I read this and thought wow! she read my mind!! I have been so irritated at not being able to make my blog half way cute. Sounds like you have some great advice :) in the comments, you go girlie!

Marvett Smith said...

I have a hard time with this stuff too. Keep at it. You will get it!