Thursday, May 22, 2008


Here's my new layout! You think it's easy finding a layout right? Well, here's my problem:

I'm not "into" anything--I don't have a "theme," when I race, meaning a lot of people like pink, or skulls or they have blogs with candy, or beach themes or bikes or whatever. My bike is blue, so I tend to go with blue stuff----but, I don't want to do "blue overkill." So, I began my search.

I found a website that I could easily cut and paste the blog template so I went with that. But, as my luck would have it, the only things under "cycling," were: Harley Davidson, BMX, Fox Racing, Mountain Biking and of course, everyone's favorite yellow jersey leader: Lance Armstrong. Is it too much to ask for just a general "cycling" template? I guess so!

Then, I tried "triathlon," "skiing," even "Colorado," thinking of some other favorites, finally, exasperated for a blog design and feeling very unconnected with a "theme," I tried "snickers," and "twix." To no avail. Then, I thought, my favorite animal "giraffe,".

Yeah, giraffe's, they're the only thing that I can think of that I consistently always find cute, but i'm not about to make a giraffe themed page!

So, I decided to go with black and pink and some skulls, maybe some of Amanda's themes from the past will bring me good luck, so i'm going with this one for now.

You won't believe how long it took me to figure out this whole thing: 60 minutes. Yes, I just spent 60 minutes updating a blog that maybe someone other than my mom and Dave occasionally read and I think my mom's actually fallen off the wagon!

I'd like to have a list on the side with my friends who blog...all four of them =0, but, I can't figure out how to do that yet!


Christie said...

it's cute - i like it!

Dave said...

(Assuming your new template supports customization)

Click the customize link at the top.

Click "Add a Page Element"

Click Add To Blog next to "Link List"

Give your list a title ("My Friends" or some such thing)

For each blog, enter in the URL and a name, and click "Add Link"

When you're done, hit "Save Changes", and your list should appear on your blog!

Dawn said...

I read it too :-) Good job!

Paul said...

The pink is a little hard on the eyes. But the skullys are cool!

Shan said...

Haaayyy!! I love reading your blog!!! :)

Bonnie said...

I love your blog and I like the new format.


Anonymous said...

hi Mer,
I love to read your blog as often as I can! I love your new format and I love it when you get gifts for your great friends!! :-) Love, Cole

Lauren said...

Alright, I make an 8th reader :)
I'm a few days behind so I missed the pink and skulls...

Kir said...

HI! I read as well although recently since I lost access at work I've been behind!!! Missed the pink skulls but this new one is great! I love you! you are doing fantastic!!!!!