Thursday, May 2, 2013

New blogger banter

As a fairly new blogger, I am learning something new almost every day and I'm loving every minute of it.  I'm also the type of person who likes to try things out on my own, and usually, a Google search gets me what I'm looking for almost immediately and I can begin experimenting.  This sometimes results in some big blogger blunders, but it's fun all the same.

I'm actually thrilled with how far I have come in just a few months.   Just yesterday, I learned how to use Picmonkey to create a collage to customize my blog heading.  It looks so much better than it did last week!  Today, I added the Google + gadget so people can, "+1" me.  This is great and once I really understand what it means, it will be even better.  :)

However, the blues set in this afternoon when I decided that I wanted to add the "Pin it" button to my blog.  I started by reading a few different websites with directions and finally settled on one that seemed the most straight forward.  I've used code before so I was able to follow the steps easily until I noticed that the piece of code I needed to paste below on my "edit html" screen wasn't there.  I found a similar line, tried it, but no luck.  Being the slightly obsessive person I am (really...just slightly), I spent almost two hours trying to complete my task until life forced me to put my quest on hold (who knew kids needed to eat!).

 Oh well, better blogging comes with time and tomorrow is another day.  :)


  1. I'm still relatively new too and it can be quite an adventure! I tried playing with my layout and tweaking code a while ago and I looked at my new blog and said "WHAT DID I DO?!" But how else are you going to learn but through other people's experiences and sometimes trying yourself? I found you at book blogs and I'm a new follower. Good luck! You can find me at Is It Amazing

  2. To be honest, my sister and I are both relatively new to blogging. We've only been blogging for about one month :)

    I have to give a bunch of the credit to Libertad, as she does a lot of the design for our page. She's helped one blogger we follow and followed us back. I'm sure if there was anything you need help with, if we could offer any we'd be happy to. It won't be anything fancy, as ours is pretty basic as well :) But so far people seem to have been giving us positive feedback since we've made new changes. :)

  3. I've been blogging for a year, but I still consider myself a newbie sometimes. Welcome to the blogging world. There are lots of cool book bloggers out there.

    Kaykay @ The Creative Forum

  4. Welcome to the blogging world! The book blogger community is really welcoming and nice so I hope you have fun. There's always new stuff to learn. :)

  5. OMG, I totally know what you mean. I've been using self-hosted Wordpress for about a month now, and sometimes I get stuck on something for days and just want to stomp my foot and scream. I wish you the best of luck!