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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Upgrades

This morning I decided it was time to upgrade some aspects of my blog, and because my blog is old, I had to upgrade the entire template. I fooled around with some alternate colors and templates, but decided in the end, that I wanted to maintain the same look -- I don't know why but I just want it to look the same. (Yes, I know how many wonderful options are out there for improving the look of my blog, but there's a certain comfort for me to keep it looking the same.)

Anyway, the main upgrades came in the form of improving the sidebar stuff and the links to all of your blogs. But now I have a huge white space at the bottom of the sidebar -- where the info ends -- and I can't figure out how to get rid of the white and make it green, as it should be. If anyone can clue me in, I'd be thankful.

Otherwise, the look is much the same, but it still took me about 2 hours to upgrade everything -- it's time consuming to make everything stay the same!

But, now I need to eat lunch before we head to the theater for a matinee of "The Dark Knight"! I'm so stoked for this movie, and I've read/heard so much about it, that I feel like I'm going to an event, not just a movie! Gotta go. I'll catch up with everyone later.

P.S. The crappy thing about upgrading my blog's template is that I now have to reinstall Site Meter, and the last time I upgraded the blog template (2 years ago), I also had to reinstall SM and I lost my previous count. Well, in the past two years my count was approximately 95,000 hits and I was eagerly awaiting the counter to hit 100,000 -- but now that is lost and I have to start the counter over. Again. Booo.

23 comments:

Tiny Frog said...

yo jess. i had to reinstall my statcounter as well, but i was able to start the count at the place where it was when my template got upgraded.

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AddictedToEndorphins said...

It's always fun upgrading. And its just as fun to watch the thing count again.
Enjoy your movie:)

Mrs. K said...

you get rid of the white area by just adding more crap to your side bar- the more stuff you add, the longer it goes. And guess what I'm gonna do in Oct? my first ever 5k in Disney- that Everest Expedition one- I've never even ran for chocolate so I'm nervous but at least now I have a purpose to all this walking ( i can actually walk the minimum required 16 min mile- which is pathetic but at least it's something!)

Lisa said...

I like all the pics on the sidebar. :)

Mary Gee said...

I like the pictures too. Have fun at the movie.

Neese said...

i'm kinda the same way about keepin it the same. wish i could help you about the white, it's gotta be in the html somewhere... instead of white (or FFFFFF) type in the green color code?

Running Knitter said...

Love the pictures in the sidebar. Scooter is so cute!

Marcy said...

Jess you can add whatever number of hits you had from Sitemeter before on to the new total. That's what I did when I switched from that Map Hit Counter thingy to Sitemeter.

Go to Manager and then Starting Count and jack in the number you want and it will contining counting from there.

Nicole said...

Marcy beat me to the advice I was going to give. Nice upgrades even if it looks the same.

Wes said...

LOL... If it ain't broke, beat it with a hammer is my motto!!!! You are well past 100,000 hits by now, fo sho :-)

Shannon said...

Looks good. I'm with you about changing the overall format. I like to keep my look the same as well. Love the new blog list feature that allows you to see when people have updated, I added that to my blog today as well. Guess we were all thinking the same thing...

D10 said...

I like the new pictures on the side! I can't wait to hear your report on how "The Dark Knight" was. Hope you enjoyed it.

Kevin said...

Great new look to the site

aham23 said...

dont worry. we still know you are popular. later.

teacherwoman said...

Ha! I have no problems changing my blog! I do it all the time. I easily get sick of what mine looks like. Heck, I just changed mine again today! :)

MN Mom said...

We could all celebrate with you at 100,000 even if it would be un-official it would after all be real.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Add one more hit to the 100,000.

keith said...

That's pretty awesome that you've got that many hits. Try changing the background color in your "fonts and colors" section of the 'change layout' tab from white to whatever color you want.

Mendy said...

I like the look of your blog. It's a clean, easy read look. I also like the new pics on the side!

nwgdc said...

i'm glad you didnt change your blog. when i see others with this format, i flash back to your blog. this format is the "21 days" format!

robtherunner said...

I like the new, I mean the same, look you have. I'm not sure how to get rid of the white. I have to have people help me when I mess with my blog.

sRod said...

yeah, I'm dreading the day I get bit by the site upgrade bug. Lots of technical work involved in that and in the end it still won't look right

RunnerGirl said...

Love the blog roll on the side, very cool!