Sunday, February 9, 2014

Pimping my Blog #3

I need to take a class on code.  I saw a blog the other day and I really liked the format. Rather than seeing only one lengthy post, the blog used a jump break and had a really nice "read more" button. I made it my goal to try this out.  I started off easy.  I just went back into my old posts and used the "jump break" button. It worked but it looked boring, just those two words in black.  I wanted more...

So, again I began searching out sites where others have done this and shared their information.  First, I tried adding code... no luck.  Then, I found one person who explained how to add "read more" and "read more backgrounds" to my advanced blogger customization screen.  This was exactly what I was looking for...

I went back into the code, followed the instructions and copied the codes into the right places. The choices appeared as promised so I was quite excited but then a new problem surfaced.  The changes I made using these new options didn't show up on my blog.  :(

For this endeavor to pimp my blog, I was only half successful.  I did change the look of my blog so others can see more posts and click to read more on the ones that interest them.  I did not, however succeed in making the "read more" button prettier.  After two hours of trying, I decided to take a break and look at it another time with fresh eyes.  Maybe I will have better luck next time.  :)



  1. I'm so glad i stumbled upon this! i have been trying to figure this out for the past 3 days!! Thanks for the info!

  2. It is nice to make a change every so often. Good luck in your endeavors with the read more button. Thanks for your recent visit to my blog.