Sunday, December 31, 2006

I got brave

Yep - I got brave - and changed the blog layout.

If you're reading this, and don't really understand what a feat this for me, I've only had one class in HTML, and that was about 12 years ago, when the internet was still in it's infancy, and the instructor told us to "harvest" (his word) or "copy" (my word) code from other web pages on the internet. To put it mildly, I'm totally HTML illiterate. So changing the blog and making sure that things got back to where they were supposed to be was a challenge. I ended up doing it twice before all of the stuff that I have co-operated.

In other news, Happy New Year to everyone who reads. I honestly never thought I'd keep up with this whole blogging thing, but have been pleasantly surprised with the results. I've failed to keep journals in the past - I usually write one entry at a significant point, and then don't write in the journal for months. So actually writing a regular (or semi-regular) blog entry has been a challenge.

I sometimes find it a challenge to be honest when I blog - everytime I write something that I consider really "me", I see one of those career counsellors on TV, and they talk about how blogging can form a negative impression of you to potential employers. I haven't a clue how people would find this blog if they didn't know me before hand, but there are some things I don't write about here to be on the safe side. I'm getting more comfortable with sharing some of myself with the world, so I hope you get a chance to see the real me at some points in time.


Karen said...

The blog looks great, and even better, it actually is the ONLY blog that updated on my Blogroll! So you must be doing something right. :) I'm trying to muster the courage to change my template to the new Beta Blogger. I tried once, hated it, and switched back. I know I have to do it eventually, though. Yikes!! Congrats again on the new blog!

Christine said...

I really like your new layout, Karin!!!

Best wishes for 2007 and I look forward to reading your future posts!

natty68 said...

Well done Karin on the new layout. I knew you could do it :) Its not that hard just time consuming trying to get the little fiddly bits all done and lined up etc..

Oooh thats two of us now that have changed their blogs for the start of 2007, wonder how many others will do the


Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Congrats on the blog update. You are braver than me. Happy New Year, CJ

Michelle said...

I know what you mean about allowing the real "me" to come out through my blog. Congrats on making it to the gym everyday - I am on my way there in a couple of hours! Love your new beads - they are gorgeous!

Melanie said...

Lovely new look Karin :) And yes, I totally understand about the difficulties of 'blogging the true you'. It's a difficulty that keeps me quiet from time to time, and I'm working on it too!