If you are reading in a reader...click on through. I have changed my look! There are many different platforms one can use to blog on. I have switched many of you to Wordpress, I have worked on Typepad. I really see the pluses and minuses of both.
That being said...I kinda love Blogger. I started on Blogger, I think it can do much more than most folks know (check out these Blogger blogs)(or this blog...it is on Blogger! Way!). Note to self...figure out Flash.
Soooo, I set out to make my blog look better. I wanted to clean up the sidebars. I was tired of the typical sidebar, post, sidebar (not that there is anything wrong with that). After digging around some of the bigger blogs, there were two things I decided I really liked...
1) I like the wide sidebar post area, followed by a split sidebar.
2) I like column utilization of the footer.
It seemed to if I could get that look in Blogger, I would be happy:) Guess what? You CAN get that look in Blogger! Now, I am not going to take credit for any of this. The split sidebar, I had a blogger friend of mine (who at this time will remain nameless) get her code guru brother to figure that out (thank you, I love it). As far as the footer (scroll down and check it out) I found this great site (Blogger Busters). They explained how to get the three columns in the footer.
I love this look! It cleans out the sidebars and puts the blog business at the bottom in an organized fashion. I feel like I just cleaned out my closets or something!
One last thing I did...and I would like your opinion on this...I have only three posts on the front page. The reason I did this is, I find the load time is sooo much faster if the page doesn't have to load 8 or 10 posts. I like the fast load time. I am not sure if people often read past the first three posts...
What do you think? Digging the new look?