Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Excuse my construction- help wanted

Have I ever told you I can be a tad bit compulsive?  At 3 am I found myself obsessing over the layout of my blog.  I've been at this blogging thing for almost a year now and all of a sudden I'm not happy with its design.  Could this be yet another manifestation of my nesting?  Kind of silly since the baby won't be living in my blog, but nevertheless I'm determined to revamp it. 

Here's what I've done so far...

1.  Added a horizontal bar of tab-like links for "About Me", "Our Homeschool", and "What's Quiverfull?"  I'm sure there will be more to come.  Hopefully this will better introduce my blog to new visitors.

2.  Added a big picture of the kids.  Can you read the title on the picture, or is it lost?  Should I keep the picture or ditch it?  Please help.  I'm not creative AT ALL!  I don't know what looks good, just that I want change.

3.  In an effort to make my commenting system a bit more interactive I added a reply widget, but I'm not so sure how effective this will be. 

Here's what I still want to do:

4.  Revamp my tabs in the sidebar.  I've posted on too many topics and I think it's a bit overwhelming.  I'd like to find a way to showcase one or two posts from each selected tab.  Know of any good widgets?

5.  Add a pic and short description of each of my kids in the sidebar.

6.  Maybe change the background.  I'm getting kind of sick of this one.

Any suggestions from my experienced blogging friends?  I sure could use some help! 


  1. The picture looks good. Yes you can read the writing.
    My favorite layouts are from leelou. I only use the free ones. They are very user friendly, and i like the look. You may consider going to a three column layout. Leelou helped me change to that.
    Email me if you have more questions. I would love to help you.
    But not at 3 AM! Ha!

  2. @RoanThanks for the feedback, Roan. I think I'll try your 3 column suggestion.



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