Tuesday, 15 June 2010

I Surrender

Wise bloggie friends, thank you so much for your support and lovely words yesterday!

I guess I just got a little frustrated with my writing as I’m wont to do and needed to step back a little and take a breather.

And guess what I did?

I capitulated and gave in to the call of Blogger Design.

I spent and wasted many er.. minutes clicking on this option, that colour, this template and ended up with this one. LOL!

I like the birds flying away to the right of the page.

I’m not too keen on how BIG and FLAT everything looks though.

I liked my neat borders in the old design – this just sort of lets the words spill out at the edges and splat everywhere. Hmm.

Anyway, I was attempting to put Charlie’s tail as my wallpaper background but have so far failed! But I shall continue to try!

Charlie says: Speak to my agent. My tail is copyrighted.

Have a fluffy Tuesday everyone!

34 comments:

Kea said...

Ha! That pic of Charlie's tail is priceless.

I like your new template!

What about a header photo of some sort? Or if you want, you can switch to 3-columns. Or change colours every day. Or change font size. LOL. I spent a lot of time, in the first months of blogging, changing backgrounds, using templates from various background sites, etc., and have ended up with plain white or a solid colour. But only because I have so much in my sidebars now that I really need the "white" space, to avoid looking excessively cluttered.

Smooches to Charlie and happy Tuesday to you both.

Brian said...

Well it actually looks very nice, good you have done! I don't have the nerve to mess with mine. Charlies tail would be a very cool background!

Ann Best said...

Oh Jennifer (I love using your "real" name because as you know my Jen is Jennifer too)! You are so clever. You and Charlie are a novel in progress. Love it!

And I love your new design. You did it! I tried the one with the birds and couldn't come up with anything this lovely. I don't think it's BIG and FLAT. Well, maybe a bit. It isn't quite as cozy as the previous one. Mine isn't either. Maybe I'll try again with the birds. I really do like this. And for some reason yours scrolls easier than mine does. Mine's a bit choppy. Don't know why. But anyway, CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm going to go back now and look at it again. So sweet that you "surrendered." (It's not quite Tuesday here in the US of A, but I hope Tuesday will be good for both of us.)

Theresa Milstein said...

I have no doubt Charlie's tail is copyrighted. He needs an agent! Between yesterday and today's picture, we have a whole shot of Charlie.

I'm glad you're feeling better and I'm sorry I missed being part of the cheer up committee.

I've been tempted, but trying to avoid playing with the design feature. Blogger is making it very tempting!

Summer said...

Cute layout! I like birds. :-) As far as getting Charlie's tail, a little Googling goes a long way!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

I like the new design. I think about changing mine but am afraid of screwing it up, so I just mess around with my practice blogs I set up. I think a backdrop of Charlie's tail is a great idea!

TK and Squashies said...

Awww Charlie, we loves your tail! And we loves your new bloggie look too. Gives your mom a purr from us.

Jacqueline said...

Love the new design of your blog=the birds are great, but Charlie's tail will be the best background ever!!(I adore his awesome tail!!)...So many people are changing their blog design, I might have to try something too; I did decide to take down the awards and make an award page, but after working on it a few hours and getting very frustrated (the spacing/placement kept screwing up), I had to walk away for now and will try again later=maybe next week!!...Happy day and kisses to handsome Charlie...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Katnip Lounge said...

hmmmm. So you like your writing neat and bordered. Interesting...for a stretch maybe you should go for something messy and with a lot of loose ends...just write to WRITE. Just saying. You can tell I overdid the therapy in my thirties, LOL!
I like the new look. The blue is soothing.

MomKat Trish

pee ess: Terry Pratchett ROCKS! "Going Postal" is my fave.

The Chair Speaks said...

Colour is a soothing blue.
Love Charlie's tail. :)

Susan Fields said...

As well Charlie's tail should be copyrighted - it's a magnificent tail!

I love the new design - the birds are a very nice touch. I've considered playing with my blog design, but I'm so afraid I'd mess it up and end up with a disaster. Yours turned out great, though!

KarenG said...

You surrender lol! How funny! So are all the other blogs I've been visiting today. Goodness I'm so confused. Everything is different! At least charlie is the same. I like this new look of your blog.

Simon Kewin said...

It's very nice. I'm going to have to go and tweak my own blog now. Curses!

melandri said...

visiting from jakarta here........nice post

fairyhedgehog said...

Looks like you've been having fun!

Reenie said...

Oh, can't even begin to tell you how much time I have err... wasted with designing Sherkhan's blog AND my personal blog! Give or take one whole weekend for EACH, and I'm STILL not 100% happy!

Can't see the true form of yours from the phone browser. Will try and sign in from the laptop once I go home and let you know my thoughts :).

Brigid said...

I love the new look, I am very tempted to do mine as well, I agree, you and Charlie are a novel in progress.

Reenie said...

[Okay, so this is me upon coming home and well-fed after dinner :)]

Hmm, not bad. I like your 'tail idea'... I'd think you may want to make the fonts smaller by 1x or 2x... that'd probably give it a 'tighter' look. It is some hassle though... for me coding designs is a 'labour of love' and I am partial to smaller fonts, but I understand that not everyone is me, of course :).

All in all, this new template does have a 'fresh' look.I like it :)

Joanne Fox said...

Nice blue background! I daren't fiddle with mine any more. It takes me too long to put it right again afterwards.

Hannah and Lucy said...

I like the colour of your new blog but would prefer to have Charlie's tail or even a whole Charlie in your header - he is so cute. When I was setting up my blog I spent hours and hours looking at headers and never felt satisfied with them!!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Charlie has one fluffy tail!

I like your new template. :) I played with the new buttons this weekend too.

Glad you're feeling a bit better...

Marg said...

LOL Charlie's tail is hysterical. I like the color of your new blog. Course blue is Mom's favorite color.
We also think Charlie's tail would make a great background. Or dotted around the edges. I don't have blogger so don't know how to do it. But it all looks good to us.
Have a great day.

Sammy and Andy said...

We like your new layout.......but would love to see Charlie's tail as a background.....the pic of his tail is a great shot!!!!!! xxxxxxxx

Bossy Betty said...

Lovely layout and color!!! Of course, Charlie is still the star of your blog, but you play a nice supporting role to his greatness.

ABBY said...

When I saw you had "played" with the design of your blog I was inspired and along with a bit of prodding from Blogger saying "try it", I did, and I hope I haven't upset the universe by doing so. I think all of hate it when we tweak something and whole darn thing falls apart.But, I hope *Abby's crossing paws* that nothing does! Good choice for your blog and also we would LOVE to see Charlie's tail as the back drop!

Purrfect-O!

Guinevere said...

I like it! Love the birds flying away... very appropriate for a cat blog. It will be really cute if you can get Charlie's tail into the background, though. :)

Talli Roland said...

I like your new lay-out!

And yes, Charlie should have an agent. He needs to protect his rights, you know!

hampshireflyer said...

Well it's different but I'll get used to it - and it does set off Charlie's tail nicely! :)

Just one thing - I couldn't see the thing that's meant to come up under 'Hamster' in the sidebar. Or is that just my problem?

KarenMcG said...

Charlie has a mighty fine tail there. And your new design is looking good, too. You can make changes as you go along.

Thanks for stopping by Kittens 'n Things and commenting about your other kitty who used to bury his food, too.

India Drummond said...

I love the new blog layout. It looks open and inviting. Very chic!

Beth Zimmerman said...

Oh Jenn!
You, and Charlie, never fail to make me smile! I enjoy playing with layouts too and become terribly frustrated when they don't work as I want. Comes of being a perfectionist and not a fan of change! :) I think your new blog look is just lovely!

Ginger Jasper said...

Your lovely tail Charlie is a delight to be seen. I love the blue bloggie its very pretty..Hugs GJ x

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I like the new blog look, Old Kitty! Wit my middle age eyes bigger is better ..lol!

I haven't changed my blog template in ages. If I get some extra time I'll have to do some redecorating.

notesfromnadir said...

I really like your new design. Does Charlie sit there & admire the birds?

He's right, his tail is not only copyrighted, it's trademarked! :)