1) GET STARTED
2) NEVER GIVE UP!
With these two things in mind I knew that I had to get started. So without hesitation I jumped right into the blogging world and created my blog. Google quickly became my new best friend. I was searching everything from top bloggers to mommy bloggers. I knew I wanted my blog to stand out so I decided it was time to work on the design. I did not know where to start, I did not even know how to start. That is when I began to search for the answer. I searched until I came across a site called Makin' Cute Blogs. I was fascinated with how cute this blog was and the first thing I thought was I want my blog to look like this, well not exactly. I just knew that this was the blog I needed to see.
After reading through their about page I came to the tutorial page where I found a section of three tutorials which consisted of:
- Easy DIY Design Tutorials ( no professional software needed)
- Intermediate DIY Design Tutorials (basic professional software needed )
- Advanced DIY Design Tutorials ( advanced professional software needed )
It taught me how to create a header using Picnik which is one of my favorite online picture editing sites but never did I think about using it to create a header for my blog. It also taught me how to use a site called COLOURlovers to create a background. I have never heard of this site before but I am so glad I found it. You can create and color so many amazing patters to make backgrounds for your site or blog. I played with this all night just for fun.
I created two headers using Picnik:
Then I created two backgrounds using COLOURlovers:
Then I combined the two that I thought would fit my blog template best to come up with the final design for Tranquility, Tantrums, & Tiaras. I must say I had so much fun doing this and it really was EASY.
So the next time you're thinking about paying someone else to do something remember that things are so much more fun when you do them yourself!