January 17, 2009
Today, I discovered that I could switch from Blogger's old "template" format on my blog to the newer "layout" format. I finally found a way to display my archives the way I want. I didn't like having every month from the beginning of my blog--2005!--displayed, tumbling all the way down on my sidebar. I can also direct readers to various posts by category/label; I like that. I also can now do a little font and color formatting that I couldn't do before. Oh, and I really like the new "following/follower" widget thingy. These are the things I gain with the switch.
Unfortunately, I don't think these things are worth what I lost: All the awards I've ever received, the Cluster Maps graphic (which is the only thing close to site meter statistics I've ever used) and the widgets for The Child Abuse Survivor Network and for the Blog Carnival. (This last one is very imporant to me.)
Does anybody have some advice for this cyber klutz? Maybe I'm just missing something that's so obvious to other bloggers out there who are more savvy than I am.
Then when you have a new template create a new html code widget, and paste in the code????
If you can give me a little guidance, I'd be happy to host an edition of The Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse.
My profile page has a link to my e-mail address.
Kahless: thank you for your sweet response. I can tell you are a LOT more cyber savvy than I am. "create a new html code widget?" How do I do that? Also, I don't really want a new template. I so confused! ;P
Oh, Nancy! That's wonderful news, thank you. I will e-mail you.
Hope that inner child is getting the comfort she needs!
Big safe hugs to you,
Is it to change your blogger template but have in the new one all the stuff you have down your sidebar currently?
Did you back up your old template before switching to the new? If so all your stuff should still be there.
Hope you can figure it out...I'm not the most computer literate myself!
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