Monday, November 23, 2009

Rooty "TUTE" Tuesday - Blog Help!

If you can't tell, I'm totally obsessed right now with blog makeovers. I think blogging is soo fun and I want a fun blog to reflect that! I really considered paying someone to give my blog a face lift, but I'm pretty cheap and honestly, I want to know how to do it case I want to change anything later, you know? I started off knowing pretty much nothing, and now I know just a little more than nothing! There are TONS of free tutorials out there on how to fancy up your blog. Here are just a few of the ones that I've actually tried and that work great! If I can do it...than so can you! Give 'em a try...give your blog a makeover!

PICNIK: This is a photo editing site and it is AWESOME! It is super easy to figure out and you can do a ton of stuff with it! This is where I made the header for my blog. You can make a collage or a single picture, jazz it up with a border, and add some text...super easy.

Oikology 101: This is the site I used to learn how to make a button. I used PICNIK to make the button look cute, then used Photobucket to upload it to use it as a button. Check out this site for step by step instructions on how to put the button on your blog. One tip though, you can put the actual button picture and the HTML code in the SAME "add a gadget" on your layout, they don't have to be separate like she says to.

The Cutest Blog On The Block: This site has TONS of free backgrounds and other freebies. It also has some free blogger secrets. I've used these to do little touch ups on the blog.

I Love the Way She Blogs: This is just one of many blogs that has tons of blogger tips. This one has everything layed out so it's easy to find and easy to understand. Check 'em out!

There you have it! That's just a few of the sites I've actually used, but I've looked at WAY MORE! Watch out, fixing up your blog gets a bit addicting (if you're me at least). Have fun and let me know if you give your blog a makeover, I'd love to see it!!!


The Nichols Fam said...

Thank you so much for the tips!!

Miss Frugal said...

Thank you! This is really helpful. I've been trying to adjust my blog, but haven't had a lot of luck. Thank you--and I love reading your blog!