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  1. Yvette @ DTlilsquirts says:

    Oh oh oh oh!!! THANK YOU!! Ive been wanting a lil blog makeover.. but cant afford to pay someone the big bucks!!

    I have bookmarked ur page and will be back tonight when the lil squirts are in bed…

    Your advice is fantastic!!! :) I bet alot of people will be using ur advice! :)

    You have been visited by a member of #teamIBOT

    • You’re so welcome, Yvette. I figure sometimes a few tips is all you need. let me know when you’ve done you’re makeover too – I’d love to see!

  2. Awesom – when i saw you working with genesis I was all kinds of swooney! A lot of tunes online are for blogger and doing stuff in WordPress is all kinds of tough going, I’ve been wanting to work in my sidebar graphic that you are doing a tute on next week very much wanting that – will be adding you to my reader – thanks for sharing and being so,fresh and up to date with your design, lots of great resources here – swoon!

  3. The new blog looks great! Skitch is a great program for people who don’t have PS etc. I also love ColourLovers – Design Seeds is really cools for palettes, too.

  4. Thanks for sharing! I’ve been thinking of doing a blog makeover for a while now. Still thinking on my new header design but thanks for the tips :)

  5. This is great. Another great way to updo your blog. I love your blog style. Very upbeat and it makes me feel crafty. I’m going to have to give this one a go!

  6. I love this about the blogging community – people are so willing to share their knowledge and help others. Love the new look

  7. Your blog looks great. I’ve just finished making over my blog (even a name and url change) and it was the best thing I could have done. It’s design is now a much better reflection of what my blog is about. Thanks for the links, will definatley be checking out some of them. Great logo you have too :)

  8. It looks great Tonya! As I said before, I love the colours you chose.

    Thanks for sharing the tips.

  9. Thank you so much, I have been wanting to do a blog makeover for a while but was feeling intimidated. Now I can have a play around and find just what I want.

  10. I love the new look. The colours are great, and I’m also a huge fan of buttons :)
    Love these posts you do on the techy stuff. So helpful for us who are not that tech savvy.

    • Thanks Jess. I’m happy to share what I’ve taught myself and they seem to be popular. Let me know if you would like to learn something particular…

  11. Great advice! I love the colors you used. I can’t wait to do some color on my blog. Did the button graphic on you logo come with the gradient color? Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you at True Aim.

  12. Mrs Woog says:

    Your blog looks wonderful! And thanks for sharing your knowledge and all of the steps. So easy to follow.

    You clever thing! xx

  13. Thank you so much for such wonderful ideas and links to great tools. I’ll certainly be having a play. I’m with Hostgator too so will be interested in your post about your dashboard there.

    Love your colours by the way!
    Shari :)

  14. Awesome stuff and the colour is so fresh and now. I love it!

  15. Thank you so much for this post, I have been contemplating a little ‘makeover’ but didn’t know where to start! Now thinking this is a possibility, if I could just decide which direction to take….so many choices. Cheers Nikki :)

  16. Love all the colors. I haven’t liked my move to WP yet, but i’m positive it’s because of the theme I bought. i think i’ll go back to a simple one.

    • It might be worth trying a change, Sonia. My friend uses a quite different theme so I’ve been able to play with hers a little too and they are quite different in the dashboard. It made me really appreciate how easy Genesis and a child theme is.

  17. Awesome post! I have been looking for ways to improve my blog… but not wanting to pay anyone right now. Thanks!

    • You’re welcome, Gina. I figure if I can work out how to do it without paying someone, then I’ll try that first. I’ve learnt so much by just having a go.

  18. Thank you for this post. I found it on the craft link up. I wish i would of seen it earlier. I just had a blog makeover. I am technically challenged. Looking forward to looking around!

  19. I change the look of my blog every few months – I think I am seasonally inspired. I don’t have any sidebars (I prefer an uncluttered look- no offence intended) but some of your posts make me wonder if I’m missing out on readers? Do you feel disappointed when you get few comments?

    • A little disappointed, Lynne, but I can see in my stats that people are reading even if they are not commenting, and I often get comments on Facebook or Twitter instead of here.

  20. What a great post…you have encouraged me that maybe just maybe I could revamp my blog…

  21. Thanks for sharing my social media icons! They look great on your site.

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