You know, I liked my blog before. It was nice, neat, and semi-orderly. So, when I read that Thing 24 involved sprucing up my blog, I was not enthusiastic. Throughout the process of deleting my old template and trying to find one I liked, yet didn't involve a bunch of tweaking, I looked at my blog with fresh eyes, and weeded out the things that were only taking up real estate (especially on the sidebar). While I was trying to decide if I wanted to do a complete overhaul (changing the entire HTML structure) or just an easy fix (putting in a background, and leaving the HTML alone), there were many moments where I wondered if I had lost my ever-loving mind.
But then, I found this site: www.simplychicblogs.blogspot.com. It has lots of different backgrounds to use for FREE, and if a person was so inclined, there are even different seasonal ones that are so easy to swap in and out. I love it! Changing the look of my blog won't be hard at all. It's just a matter of editing the HTML and changing the direct link to the new picture, and then resetting the font/link, etc. colors.
So, for now, this is what my blog looks like. It may or may not stay like this for long, depending on what other backgrounds I want to try.