I switched from Blogger to WordPress a couple months ago but have yet to have or take the time to sit down and really (try) to customize it.  I took a stab at it today with minimal success.

Honestly, I found Blogger to be more user-friendly and “dumbed down” for those of us a bit computer challenged. It was fairly simple to edit images, fonts and add things (like blogrolls) to my blog. I could customize, change and edit my blog fairly easily.

WordPress is more work. It is not as obvious to me how to do much of this stuff, even after spending a couple hours exploring the dashboard.

I have, however, managed to tweak it a bit:

  • I added a little header image. (I may edit this soon; I just wanted a sample image to test it out.)
  • I added a new page “More about me than you want or need to know…” to the right of the blog title.
  • I changed my Blog Archives to a drop down box (“What came before”)
  • My blog tags are in a cloud form now.
  • I added a link to my Flicker account, although I was hoping it would display a few thumbnails.  I must have done something wrong.
  • I added my blogroll.

I am sure I did not do much of it the correct way; I just kind of jury-rigged it all to sort of look like what I wanted.  I’d like to reduce the font size, overall, so you see more of the page when you open it, but that is beyond my ken.

All in all, I am happier with it now and I’m sure I’ll figure out more along the way to make it even more designed to my liking.

Best part of all of this:

I got a blog post out of it; because, dudes and dudettes, I am still running on empty!

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13 Responses to Wordmess

  1. Tai says:

    There is no thumbnail from Flickr because you haven’t uploaded any pic on it 😉

  2. wcs says:

    You hate beets?

    • Sassybear says:

      Yes…a longstanding loathing that dates back 30 years to a bad experience with them when I was having dinner at a friends house. To this day, the sight and smell of them makes me nauseous.

  3. Will J says:


    Really like the header image. I think it speaks to your interest in comics and playfulness at your core.

    Will J

  4. JimAJ says:

    Blog post ideas aren’t coming to me either. :-/

  5. anne marie in philly says:

    I like you as spongebob!

  6. How handsome . . . !!!

  7. Send me an email with any WP questions you might have. I’m actually a WP geek. 😉

  8. cawfeeguy says:

    wordpress is odd. I can’t view everything on your blog on my work PC and can only comment via the mobile version on my phone 😛

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