Welcome to my new and improved blog! Ahhh I am beyond excited! I have been trying to revamp and remodel this baby, aka this blog, for over a year now. Kind of like a room in my house hee hee. Doesn't she look so pretty? I have always used the standard templates that blogger provides and never really understood how to edit it. It's pretty much a whole new language to me and googling how to do this or that gives me a headache and I eventually give up. For a minute it looked so cluttered I didn't even want to work on improving it, but this made it so easy. Want to learn how you can too? Keep on reading.
I have had this blog for over three years now and I am still learning. Simple things like changing the color and size of the font seems almost impossible. Let me remind you am very tech savy and it is still very difficult for me to understand html form. Don't feel bad if you are in the same boat as me. Since it was a pain to adjust a picture and even the header for my blog I didn't feel motivated to post more often. It's almost like trying to do homework in a desk filled with stacks of paper, your lunch from earlier that day, junk mail, your computer, the phone charger, and more unmentionables. Yikes it feels like so much clutter that you can't focus on the point of the post.
To me the color palette was off, there were too many pictures, nothing was lined up evenly, too many different kinds of fonts, and what not. I needed it to look uniform and eye catching. Something that will lure you viewers to reading and be engaging on your blog. It felt chaotic. After the makeover it looks relaxing and even more professional.
If you are on a budget I would suggest to google "Free (blogger, wordpress, etc) templates". Depending on what kind of blog you have you can also add the words girly, feminine, fashion, pretty, fun, colorful, and so forth. That will narrow down your research. Then simply follow their instructions to applying it to your blog.
Let's say you don't mind spending a little extra, especially if you are really dedicated to your blog and want to make it successful. Than I would highly recommend investing in it. Honestly, I have clicked through hundreds of blogs before and only read the ones that look appealing to me. Otherwise they give me a headache. I can spend multiple hours getting lost reading blogs because they look beautiful. That's what you want!
This beauty only cost me a one time payment of $28! I think that's a steal! It came with instructions a ten year old can follow. Nowaways that wouldn't be surprising if with so many prodigies ha ha but you get my drift. I learned so much too. I now understand why it was difficult to begin with. I found this template on Etsy and there are many you can choose from too. Click here. I want to thank Chelsea for making it simple and easy to apply to my blog and appreciate the tutorials as well.
Now I have a section dedicated to all of my planner addicts! See how much I love you? I dedicated a whole page just for you.
Here you can find:
- All of my planner/agenda/organization related posts
- Your planner instagram pic when you use the hash tag #PlanningWithBelinda
- Updates on my planner favorites
- Where to find cute stickers and other supplies
- Decorating videos and tutorials
I hope you enjoy this new addition to my blog helpful and enjoyable! Let me know what else you would recommend and your thoughts in general. I'm off to edit a follow me around vlog on my second YouTube channel BelindasLife. Subscribe to see more of my personal life. Love you all so very much.