Saturday, February 16, 2008

February Face

"Good morrow, Benedick.
Why, what’s the matter; That you have such a February face,
So full of frost, of storm and cloudiness?"
–William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

I have a February face today - Why? Because I hate my Blogger layout.

You may say that I, like Benedick am making Much Ado About Nothing, but you would not believe how much time I spent trying to make this layout here work. Oh, I like my new picture and I like the color and design. But it was a "free" layout. Yea verily, we all know you get what you pay for. I hate it because it doesn't work in the background. I can't add graphics, the widget layout function looks like some jigsaw puzzle, and half the time the blogroll disappears for no good reason.

I am an ass for trying to make a free template look like the spiffy ones others have paid good money for! I really want a three column layout - but Blogger doesn't offer one. I'm not savvy enough to know the terminology of what I'm trying to accomplish, and so, I end up cruising the back streets and alleys of the Internets looking for "Free" and yea verily again, we all know what pops up when you put the word free into Google....like I said, I am an ass.

I am just going to have to suck it up and find a design I like and actually pay for it. Hopefully not out the ass...

"O that he were here to write me down an ass, but masters remember that I am an ass, though it be not written down, yet forget not that I am an ass."
-William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

6 comments:

Vic, the Cariboo Ponderer said...

I don't think it looks bad, but I know what you mean, you want to express yourself through your template.

I had to move from Blogger because of some technical error that was causing it to lose stuff so I rushed over to Wordpress but they are very restrictive in their layouts which I find frustrating. I am not sure if I will move on from them or not, the only thing I like is that I am able to have several pages in the one blog, at least with the template I have.

I got my own domain when I moved in case I move again I won't have to advise everyone but I have been a bit scared to host my blog on my own, too many technical things to consider.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

Sauntering Soul said...

I like your template.

I have a free one too and I'm not happy either. I am so computer illiterate that I can't stand the thought of trying to do something on my own though. I've thought about paying for one, but so far I haven't gone past the "thinking about it" stage.

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Well, you're not so much of an ass as I am...I didn't even realise you could buy templates for Blogger!

Liz said...

I think you're brave for even trying! I've had the same Blogger template since I started and I'm happy with it as it's just background for my words that are wondrous and amazing and make people gasp and sing to make up for the dullness of their setting. And, yeah, well, I don't know how to change a template ...

susan said...

Am I counting wrong? This looks like three columns to me!

I really want to design my own layout, but I have no idea what I want, so that doesn't really help much. :)

Shaun just got me my own domain name as a gift...it's not the same as my current blog as those names were taken and I've been waiting over a year for them to give it up, jerks. :) I've no idea what to do with it now...how pathetic is that?

Anyways, I'm sure you'll figure out how to get what you want with the new layout...eventually!

Sandy said...

I have a free one (3 column) that I actually like! This -http://freeskins.blogspot.com/ - is where I got it. I used the horse one and just changed the header.