Ok, let's be honest right up front. I chose Blogger or Blogspot because of its user-friendliness. I googled "easiest blogs" or "user friendly blogs". Blogger was settled in nicely at the top of the list. I had tried an alternate one before and got completely overwhelmed, to the point where I didn't even get the first post in. I couldn't even figure out how to change the dang title of my blog for pete's sake! Pete? Who's pete? This entry has nothing to do with Pete. Anyway, so as I was setting up my banner for this blog, along with various other things, I found myself once again confused? I have shopped around at other Blogger blogs, and see much more creative sites. I too aspire to be just like them. Will someone please assist me in achieving my dreams of having a unique and creative looking blog? I'm sure it's simple. It has to be. Blogger is Google's top rated "user-friendly blog"! I'm starting to get a little concerned that I'm somewhat slow here.
And just because I think blogs are boring without some visual stimulation, i'd like to add a few blogs that come to mind. First, a blog that belongs to my brother-in-law, Dave. He is an intelligent man with eloquent words and introspective thoughts. He's also a pastor and a fantastic dad. You may also find a few photos of Chicago's finest 1 year old, my favorite nephew, Eliot.
Another blog I enjoy following is my friend Ashley's. She writes just like she talks. She enjoys discovering new creative things each day, just like I do. I think we're kindred spirits who have an inherent need to create and cultivate things. She helped a friend make these over the weekend:
Lastly, I woman I aspire to be like, The Pioneer Woman. She is hilarious on all levels. She's also creative and crazy. She cooks, lives on a farm, raises a few kids, gardens, takes beautiful photos, and hops from talk show to talk show because her blog has become so successful. Whenever I settle in to read some of her posts, i'm always prepared for lots of belly laughing...in fact, that's why I visit her site on a regular basis. She's like Ellen - but blog style. I first discovered her when Googling a recipe, and discovered that she does step-by-step photos of her cooking process. Some may say it's overboard. I say it's super helpful and colorful. I was going to post a picture from her site, but i don't think I'm allowed to do that?? Annoying and confusing, yet again. I'll leave you with this since it's all I know to do, but obviously not as eye-popping as the color photo would be.