slideshow widget

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Question for my readers

I created this blog to show people what it's like to be an RT and to share my experiences as an RT and asthmatic, to have fun, and of course to learn a few things along the way. It's been a fun ride so far I think for all of us.

So now I have a few questions for you guys.

I want to make it so my blog, or template or whatever you call it, takes up the whole screen instead of just the middle area. Stated another way, I want more columns on my blog. How do I do this? Can I do it while still using the blogspot address, or do I have to switch to a domain?

Speaking of domains, I have figured out how to switch to a domain and how much it costs, but what are the advantages of doing so. And I don't care about money and more people finding my blog, or the prestige that I have my own domain name. All I care about is making my blog more accessible, and being able to provide more information "above the fold."

And, yes, I want to make my blog look cooler. This blog is a representation of me, and the way it is right now it's not cool -- at least I don't think so. I want a better design. And I'm cheap too; I don't want to pay someone to do it for me.

Anyway, if there's an easy way for me to make my blog cooler let me know (unless you want me to pay you. I get enough spam from peole who want me to pay). Otherwise I will probably just keep things as they are.


Beth said...

I think you can change your template in blogger to have 3 columns. Otherwise, I've got no clue. I'm in the same boat, with wanting things to be nicer but not knowing how to do it. :)

Love your blog, by the way. You've posted some timely stuff about Singulair that have kept me on track. Thanks!

Steve said...

Im not sure about blogger, but with Wordpress there are tons of templates you can fiddle with.

You could also have someone make a custom template and header exactly the way you want it. Most will design it and install it for less than $100.

In either care, you'll always be better off, having your own domain name, regardless of how you actually host it.

Here's to your continued success!

kerri said...

after reading your other entry, it seems you've got things under control. but, if you want, i'd be willing to give you a hand with this. i use wordpress now, but i was on blogger before.

feel free to drop me an e-mail if you want a hand

Philbee said...

Hi Rick,I'm a newbie to blog world I'm looking for answers too.must say you have raised an interesting point about templates.