The Chocolate Lady

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

My new makeover

If you've met me in person, or seen one of the rare photos, you'll know, Im not into "makeovers". I dont want to get caught up in botox and arm tucks and fake implants in my bottom, because really, once you start that stuff, where does it end? Have you seen "Cat Woman"?? How about when fancy, rich, blonde woman, in their 50's all start to look alike, because their surgeons used the same pattern on their face???

Lately though, Ive noticed a wave of reformation taking place among bloggers. It started (or at least, I first noticed) when The Pioneer Woman did a complete revamp, and went uber-commercial. To be honest, I was a faithful, daily reader, and as soon as her blog changed, and she had a bunch of "tabs" and "sections" and such, I lost interest. It wasnt a conscientious thing....I just found it all too tedious to hunt around for the daily post.

Others bloggers have updated too....but I was happy with my blue header, with the house scrunched onto half of it, with the HEART SHAPED HEDGES that took 9.45 hours to create. Really, I couldnt have been more pleased with my "look."

But then, my own mother went all high tech. Not that it was a surprise, I dont think we hold the same views on "rejuvenation" know, and besides, I really liked it, I was impressed. And, then Pumpkin Delight got all glammed out, and I was like, WOWEE, this might not be a bad idea! Yesterday, my very own, siamese-twin-separated-at-birth gave her blog a new look, and it is SOOOO CUTE.

So, I caved, and I decided to go check things out. I'll admit I was hesitant about how to do it. Grandma J is a whiz at this stuff, but I cant do all of that techno-art. But, with all the others, I thought, just maybe I could do it.

The templates that I saw were incredible, It made me have overwhelming urges to scrapbook and get all artsy. The directions said it would be easy, just copy and past this little code...blah, blah, blah.

After convincing myself to go ahead, and, Ill admit, actually being excited and looking forward to my new "look"....even if it wasnt going to take out the deep, canyons on my forehead.....I did it. I changed my blog.

I clicked save. And "View Blog", and .........yeah, you're looking at it. The darn thing didnt work.

This is my luck with makovers, and quite honestly, it's the very reason I dont even bother with botox. Because I KNOW, that Ill be the one that has some allergic reaction, or gets an infected batch, and winds up with "elephant man" syndrome on my forehead (no offense to those with EMS.)


Katrine said...

I wish I was a computer genius. But, no, I use the templates without tabs. Just keep the picture of your beautiful children up and you can do no wrong!

Grandma J said...

I had help. and I don't have tabs, just a third column.

I did notice a difference on yours right away. Someone trimmed the tree in the backyard.

Cortney said...

It was a good effort. You don't have to get a make-over just because all the other girls are doing it. Be proud of who you are and remember that God made you and your blog perfectly because He loves you. :)

That was my middle school girl pep talk!

hippo brigade said...

I have been trying to get my blog revamped for 7 months now. Patience is a virtue. Plus, I keep changing my mind about how I want it to look; I'm terribly complicated and fickle. But once I get it all redone, I'll flaunt it in front of you and you'll be all, "Oh wow, that hippo, she's fancy." and I'll shrug and try to be nonchalant, and say, "oh this, it's nothing..."

Some People Call Me Mom said...

At least you can even attempt to change your blog's look. (I'm totally jealous!) I have to rely on my computer wizard of a nephew to do *anything* with mine. Hmm - that sounds a lot like the same problem I have with my hair...

I've also been window shopping over at Ruby & Roja (formerly BeDesign) - I just can't justify the $$ to make the leap. Evil, evil window shopping!

You are a beautiful and unique snowflake just as you are!

Jason said...

I have gone through this same thought process recently, too, thanks to the same people you mention here. But I can't find anything that really feels right to me. It is such a personal thing, and it just has to be perfect. I'm not sure it's out there.

So in the meantime, I stick with the original brown template I chose the very first day I posted.

And I'm okay with that.

PS-By the way, I kind of feel betrayed when people change their look on me. Especially my sister over at Squibs and Crackers, because she does it like, every week.

jlo said...

Call me and I'll walk you through it. Seriously, if I can do it anyone can. I literally chose the template, copied, pasted and viola!! I might be addicted and change it with every season, etc. How obnoxious would that be? Plus, you added a picture of yourself. That's new!!
P.S. Thanks for loving me up in your post!!

Pumpkin Delight said...

Ahh! Bummer. I love your current look though, so no worries.