Buddy Blog

I created this new look for my DTC buddy (who I actually met in GZ when we both adopted in 2006) who is now living in China for a year.

More Makeovers + blog.com

I had a recent client ask if I could do a makeover for blog.com. I had to do a little testing, but I figured out how to customize it. This is the header from Beth's blog~
This blog was a birthday gift from Lorrene's granddaughter~
Shawn gifted this blogmakeover to her buddy, Jules (private blog)~

Blogging Advice

Today I got an email from one of my online buddies saying that a friend of hers lost her blog. I wasn't sure what that meant but when I check out the blog I saw that the design and sidebar info on her blog was gone. The posts were there, but everything else was gone. I know this person is crushed because she had their adoption trip to China documented in their sidebar as well as a lot of other stuff. Unfortunately I was not able to help restore her blog, but I can give some advice to all of you now.

Back up your blog!! How is that done? I know it might be done differently based on what browser you use, but this is what I do for my blogger blogs. I bring my blog up and click on one of the months in the sidebar archive, so all my posts for that particular month show in the blog (if you don't blog much you could also do a year archive at a time.) Then I right click on my mouse (or ctrl-S) to Save Page As. Then the Save As pages comes up, pick where you want it saved, then click save. It will be called something like 2008_07_01_archive.html. What is saved is a folder called 2008_07_01_archive_files (filled with all the graphics from the blog) and the actual page called 2008_07_01_archive.html. When you click to open that file, your blog opens on in your browser. Store those folders/files in a safe place like an external hard drive or burn to a CD.

Also~ Blogger has made some changes this week. Blogger functions the same, but they have changed the look of the sidebar page elements (gadgets) and dashboard. You can read about it here: http://buzz.blogger.com/ I am guessing that they will continue to change the look of other parts of dashboard soon. Don't be startled~ everything seems to work the same.

Updated Header

One of my clients got their referral today. I was able to get their header & URL icon updated with their beautiful new daughter right away. Congratulations Alyson & Ford!
For those of you awaiting a referral, I will add your child's photograph free of charge.

New Look Complete!

This blog has been transformed and price changes are in place! Take a look around the site and let me know what you think. Please note the Frequently Asked Questions and information in the sidebar.

Looking different?

The transformation has begun.  I am nearly done with the design...just a little tweaking left. I will do my price increase sometime this weekend!

I'm a busy bunny!

In addition to revamping this site, I have several orders on tap. I recently completed a few neat designs.

Colleen has opened her Nutty Chic Boutique.Shawn had me design her new blog.

 

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