I designed this blog myself, using the Thesis theme, which I absolutely adore and would highly recommend to one and all. You can basically do anything in Thesis – you just have to figure out how to do it. I have spent countless hours in design and code forums and even more time knee deep in actual code. I want my blog to look a certain way and I am determined to do it myself. I have always been successful, even if it took weeks to figure something out. While I like how my blog looks, I have a grand plan for something different in my head.
Well, I’ve had some big plans in the works for awhile now and I was getting ready to have a big reveal party over here when I activated a huge number of changes tonight and broke my blog. Over and over again my code failed. My blog disappeared. I thought it was an easy mistake and that I would find it in minutes, but I was wrong. I can’t find answers anywhere tonight and so my new look must wait.
I hope I am not over my head after countless hours of work. I hope it is a simple fix that I am simply missing due to my frustration and exhaustion. Remember, I am running on very little sleep these days.
So my self-taught skills have reached their limit and I have Blog Blocked myself in a corner. My stubborn temperament refuses to pay for help. It’s a good thing another one of my qualities is sticktoitiveness because I am bound and determined to figure this all out.
And when I do, I will post a tutorial on all that I have learned in case you like any of my design elements and want to use them on your blog. Sheesh that’s another quality…I am generous with blog help. Always feel free to ask me questions! I will do my best to help and I’m usually pretty good at it!
So I will sleep, dreaming of my new blog and hoping the answers come to me quickly. You know, so I can prepare for Hanukkah and Christmas and feed my children and all that.
Do you make your own changes to your blog or find a designer to help with graphics or web design? Do you have a specific vision for your blog that you chip away at week after week too? Or do you just love it the way it is and you are happy enough to just leave it alone. That would be nice.
Wish me luck!
p.s. I did not mean to toot my own horn. I am really nice and all but I have a ton of really bad qualities. Read long enough and you’ll see.