Sunday, February 28, 2010

Help Wanted!

I need help. I am a serious rookie at blogging. I don't understand so many things about blogs. I am unaware of blog etiquette. Is it even o.k. to blog about blogging??? I have many questions. Because I value my time, my friends and my friends' time, I can't keep stalking them and my son with my blogging questions. They are going to know get worried that I am becoming OCD about this blog. Too late. I know. Can I talk about anything else with them? How are you son? Yes, I hope you get the job. Lori, I get it, you have 7 kids, a husband, a job, 2 blogs and you're trying to keep up with it all. I promise not to bug you with my questions, unless of course I see you at Border's. Lizzie, my fairy blogmother, I really do understand the separation of Siamese twins can be very painful. I can't lie and say I know how you feel. I've just never been a twin. You know I love you. It's just that I like to do things right. I have to bite my tongue, Gman is not that interested in my blogging. He has occasionally added some cool thoughts. In fact, he is responsible for the delay in my geography posting. Blame it on his right brain and his manila folder issue. Or thank him. Can somebody help me here? About comments: Should I comment on each comment? Or at the end of the comments? Or should I appear so busy and famous, that I have no time to respond to comments? Should I beg for comments, admit I enjoy them or let the spirit move the reader? How do people change their blog layout? Do they do this often? I like this layout, but there are some quirks in sizing and moving things around that I just can't stand. I admit, I am so scared to mess it up and move it around. Statue man did not understand. He thought it was fine. Can you share your favorite link to a helpful site? You know, along the lines of a Blogging for Dummies book, but I am too cheap thrifty to buy one. It must be in a language I can understand. Perhaps at a 4th grade reading level. About cool nifty signatures and buttons. Oh, I really want my own button? Once again clueless. Nifty signatures, ditto. I have experienced blogger envy and it is terrible. If I could have figured out how to add an email me button, you could email me some answers. But for now, you're on your own. Drop me an mail or leave your comments. They are most appreciated. Thanks for stopping by. ~TerriG


Linds said...

Well, since I kind of learn as I go, I might not be a HUGE help. But buttons and signature lines are fairly easy, and there are some really great instructions on It's under blog tutorials. Hope that helps!

TerriG said...

Thanks Linds, I looking into it now.

Lori Watson said...

I'll see you at Borders Thursday, I am prepared for questions. ;-) And you can bug me anytime, I just don't talk on the phone. 'Cause I have phone issues. Along with my legume issues. Basically, I just have issues.

You can comment on comments anyway you like. If you have a number to respond to, I have seen it done by either putting the person's name with a dash or an at symbol and then responding, like so; Terri- Thanks for your comment, I think blah, blah, blah. Or @ Terri, thanks for your comment blah blah blah blah.

I have been known to beg for comments. It doesn't always work, but there you have it.

You can change your layout using templates. I like Changing is a pain, but I do tend to change my personal one semi-frequently. My review blog is a personal design my friend helped with so it will stay the same. At least until I can't stand not changing it.

Hmm...I can't think of a helpful site right now. I usually just google until I find what I want and then don't save the site. I will keep an eye out though.

I want my own signature too, don't know how. And a friend did my button. So I am kinda worthless there.

And BTW, your blog looks great. When I get some extra time (hahahahahahahaha),I want to come steal some of the cool ideas you have here. I love the scrolling books thingymabobber on the sidebar! You are becoming a blogging queen!

Lizzie said...

You are doing great Terri and you don't bug me at all, if I can help, I am more than happy to. I learned all I know from google too. :)
Screwing with stuff til it works and I like it. So there you have it. I never comment on comments made on my blog. It never occurred to me to do so, I mean didn't I already to all the work by blogging it in the first place? lol said...

I thought this was very funny and helpful. If you think you are lost how about a 49 year old mother who has been raising six children, and homeschooling for 21 hidden away from technology and trying to enter this world.
I am learning as I go and I am sure I have done tons wrong...I don't know anyone that blogs.
Enjoy, your site is fun and great and love the three boys, five out of my six are boys!!!