Well now I’ve gone and done it. I changed the look of my blog…as you can tell, I hope. However, in doing that it opened up a big door of crap. Literally things disappeared, links popped up that weren’t there before and a bunch of general strangeness abounded. So, for the past several hours I have been sitting here trying to keep it together and not flip out. Using the very last bit of patience I have (hey, it’s the end of the day) to try to salvage my blog and make it look at least halfway presentable.
This all started when I saw this super cool carousel thingie on a bunch of other blogs I stalk, er visit. It goes around and shows the viewer what books someone wants, whats on their “to be read” pile, what they just finished….whatever. I wanted it very very badly. So I managed to put one together and then nothing, nada, zilch. Couldn’t figure out how to put it on my page. After at least an hour I see a teeny tiny sentence at the bottom that states: “can not be used on wordpress.com due to security reasons” WHAT??!! Grr! Ok, so I had wasted an hour. In the process of putting an entire paragraph of code about 20 different places on my blog trying to get it to work, I had manged to erase some crucial pieces of information. Go figure. So I basically started from scratch. I now have a shiny new background and two new columns. I even added my own dang “to be read” column. It may not be a super cool carousel, but it’s mine. Whatever. No, I am not bitter. Ok, maybe just a little. It is SUPER COOL. This is why I stay off other people’s blogs. They have DOMAINS. I have a tiny wordpress site. They have pages and contests and pretty little things everywhere. I have this, HA. It took me at least 30 min to figure out how to put the “about me” page up with a picture. Having a blog should come with some large amounts of St John’s Wort or some other antidepressant. I seriously need it. I am vowing to leave the blog alone and not to try to add shiny, super cool widgets from now on. Ok, no I’m not. Next week I guarantee you will be reading something entirely similar to this after I once again “visit” someone blog and find something cool I want on here.
Maybe I can write a “How to Blog For Dummies” book….