Perhaps it's got something to do with finally recovering from a recent bout of the 'flu, but I felt like freshening up the joint.
The idea of a revamp has been perculating for a while. Every so often I would cruise free blogger template sites - there are a fair few out there. But the templates on offer would always be in the old "classic" format, or require far too much html knowledge for me to figure out. Or they just looked crappy.
But then I stumbled upon www.suckmylolly.com. The woman behind it designs and uploads gorgeous templates designed specifically for New Blogger. They're funky and original - and best of all, free.
So I chose this lovely green one - and I must say I'm very happy with it. I'm actually quite impressed I was able to follow the directions and change the header image to read "Girl Clumsy", as opposed to "Blog Title Here".
Changing templates did mean I lost various widgets I've been assembling over recent months - I'm particularly perplexed by the loss of the label cloud, but so far I haven't found a way of doing that in a non-blogger template. However, I was able to turn it into a drop-down menu, so all is not lost.
For someone who knows very little about web design and coding, I'm quite chuffed with myself. But I'm keen to hear any feedback - if it's hard to read, navigate, if links don't work, if you're sick of seeing photographs of me, etc etc.
(And yes, I know cosmetic changes are taking precedence over actual content at this stage, but give me a minute, I'll be back on that horse soon!)