Wednesday, December 2, 2009

While I am editting...

I read a post recently that said, triumphantly, that the blogger had "wrestled" a Christmas template onto her blog.  This morning I am wrestling.  I don't change blog backgrounds often, but when I do, I usually go through several before I settle.  I like an easy-to-read-through text area, so no swirlies or dark colors behind my text; I like straight lines on the sides (is there a girl engineer in the house?), and I like free.  So I am looking through Cutest Blogs on the Block, Hot Bliggity Blog, and Aqua Poppy Designs, and maybe some others I haven't found yet. 


I tried putting up this cute banner (love the carolers):




--but found it put "Merry Christmas" right over my header.  I want to not mess with my header, so away goes the cute header.  Right this minute I still have up its matching background, which I love, but it is copying my friend over at Hearth and Home.  Copycatting is the sincerest form of flattery, B.  So I am not totally settled on the vintage wrapping paper background.

I wonder, though, if I should somehow temporarily disable viewing?  I've changed blog backgrounds about 6 times, and messed with the banner, too.  And, presumably, each time I have checked it out, anyone who happened to be viewing would be seeing the backgrounds that did not work for me.  For example, that cute red/black/green striped one, that on my screen, runs out of width before it arrives at the first red stripe, so all black and green - not workin' for me, not my style.  Or the "messy snowflakes" one, with BIG brown snowflakes first, so on a less wide screen, one sees mostly brown snowflakes.  I prefer cleaner snowflakes.

So whatever you see right now may change momentarily. 

3 comments:

Mildred said...

I have often wondered what, if anything, people are seeing while I am playing around with backgrounds. Blogger may show what you last had up there or it may say, temp. unavailable. We all love visiting with you, so we'll keep trying no matter what blogger tells us. Have fun playing!

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

K - You need to load the picture to your picture files, then when you add it to your header, check shrink to fit, and use instea of header. That should make it work. If it doesn't, e-mail me and we'll se what we can do. This is the same background I have. Becky

Mac an Rothaich said...

I have wondered the same thing:) I can make such a mess when I want to change the look of my blog.

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