I know that some of my readers are bloggers so maybe they can feel my pain or at least learn from my mistakes! So sit back, relax, and enjoy the roller coaster ride you are about to embark upon with me as I tell you the tale of The Time the Ginger Tried to Change Her Blog Layout....
I've been considering changing the layout or theme of my blog for a few months but never really took the time to make it happen. I wanted to make it look a little less "themed" and more like a website. Not too long ago, the Hubbo was out of town for a few days for a work trip and I found myself with more time to work on my blog. Hooray!
Unfortunately, there were a few steps that would require his help so I couldn't do it from start to finish while he was away. Boo!
But I did take advantage of my free time and started planning what I wanted to do. Hooray!
While he was gone, I locked myself in my home office with a glass of wine (or three) and started looking at all the different blogs I follow to get inspiration on what I like versus what I don't like. Then I logged into my blog portal and started surfing all the themes they offered. After a few hours of perusing the depths of the Weebly theme library, I found one that I loved! Yay!
After the Hubbo returned from his trip, the urge to make the changes popped up again. I logged in and went to find the layout I wanted. I thought, this will be easy and will only take a few minutes. Yay! So I asked him to help me at about 10:00 o'clock one night thinking it would be a breeze. I remember thinking to myself when I was looking for layouts "I don't need to write this down, I love this layout so I'll remember it."
So The Hubbo kindly agreed to help me and put down his iPad game while I logged into find the layout I wanted.
Once I got logged in, I realized that the layout I picked absolutely LOVED wasn't an option anymore! Boo!
Or at least, if it was still an option, it wasn't speaking to me the same way it was when I found it the first time and we already know that I didn't write anything down. Again, let's blame the wine for this!
I was so determined to find a new layout and update my blog that night and The Hubbo was super sweet and sat patiently in the office with me until I finally found one that was okay enough. Somewhere around midnight, I was able to have him do his part of the update and it took him a hot 15 minutes. Which was my estimated time for updating my blog when I asked him to help me two hours before. Sorry Hubbo! But I learned some valuable lessons and I have shared them below with you.
Lesson #1 in Updating Your Blog - Write That Shit Down!
Lesson #2 in Updating Your Blog - Don't Drink!
Lesson #3 in Updating Your Blog - It will take longer than you think!
And that, my friends, is the emotional roller coaster of a story of how updating my blog went down.
What do you think of the new layout? Did you like the old one better?