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Blog Design: Small Changes, Big Frustrations

For more than a week now, I’ve been sleeping past midnight trying to work on my blog design. It has been a month since I launched this blog, but I am not even halfway in fixing everything til now. 

Even the basics – I don’t have an ABOUT page yet, my old posts are not updated (all photos bear my old blog name and domain), I haven’t finalized my categories & labels, and the overall design does not exactly reflect what I want for my ideal blog. I mean, it doesn’t feel like “me”. I want it to look fresh, clean, elegant, lively and inspiring, but I can’t pinpoint what is lacking or which I need to change.
Honestly, this is getting so frustrating. As for the design, I’ve watched a lot of video tutorials and read some How-To blogs on basic theme/template changes, but they are not working. I’m not sure what’s wrong, but I can’t figure things out. And since I can’t make big modifications to my template, I tried to change themes a couple of times to check which suit my blog vision. Having a very limited technical knowledge on setting up a blog, I had to do a number of “trial and error”.
I somehow regret my haste decision in telling everyone about this new blog. I knew it wasn’t a good idea to just jump out there, unprepared. I was too excited to share, even when this wasn’t fully working yet. But I can’t blame myself since I had a few posts to publish. And aside from the increasing pending blog posts now, I also have a loooooong list of “Blog Design To-Dos”.
Now, every little issue has piled up and turned into big frustrations. I think I could go on and on all day about the things I haven’t completed on my blog, but really, what can it do? NOTHING.

Geez! All I want to do is just cry and punch this computer! Like really hard!! Aaaaaaaahhhh DAMMIT!!

Alright, calm down, Rose! Just inhale. Exhale. Take a deep breath and let’s settle this like how WRITERS do. You said you are a writer, right? πŸ˜€

Okay, okay. Got it. I know this ranting is not gonna help me finish my tasks, but at least I feel better now. Venting out, somehow, decluttered my mind. πŸ™‚

Anyway, despite the challenging blog set up, I’m pretty glad I got to create a simple yet lovely (for me!) header and logo. Though I still have to fix it to be responsive, I am happy to see little changes now. Good changes. πŸ˜‰

 And to save myself from all of the blogging headaches, I was thinking of temporarily taking down this blog for maintenance. But since I can’t assure if I’d be able to fix everything within a specific time, it might not be a good idea to leave this blog as “UNDER CONSTRUCTION”. 

Well, I think I’ll just stick to making little changes for now. I believe these small changes, in time, will give the best blog design result in the near future. Crossing my fingers. πŸ™‚

So, how are your designs and blog life lately? Are you working on some changes or experiencing frustrations too? Share all in the comments below. πŸ™‚

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  • Reply Janine Ella

    Hah! Been there done that ngyud ko ani ay! This is what I didn't quite like sa Blogger. Though I was able to tweak major stuff sa akong templates before but it's tedious! Haha. Kaya mo yan Rose! Hehe. πŸ™‚


    August 9, 2015 at 7:16 am
  • Reply Jhanz A.

    Just take it easy! πŸ™‚ It really takes time to change a lot of things hehe! Good luck! Kaya yan!


    August 9, 2015 at 2:05 pm
  • Reply Rea Alducente

    O relax lang! Hehehe. You can do it. I've done my blog redesign several, several times – with all the frustrations and almost mag wild nako kind of days. Hahaha. I think you're already on track. When I did the redesign, I listed all the things I needed to get done with and looked up the web for inspirations with a full time job and a kid at the side. Haha kapoya jud oi but eventually it will get done. I wanted a clean and minimal look but still with pop of colors and I like my blog design now. I believe it just suits me. I'm here to help if naa kay questions! πŸ˜€

    August 9, 2015 at 3:07 pm
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    Now I'm itching to move back to WordPress. Haay soon. For now, gorabels nalang aning blogger. Haha Kakayanin! πŸ™‚ Thank you! πŸ˜‰

    August 9, 2015 at 4:20 pm
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    Hi, Jhanz! πŸ™‚ Yeah, gotta relax for now. Better focus on my blog posts than the technical stuff muna. Hehe Thank you!

    August 9, 2015 at 4:25 pm
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    Mao lagi maka`crazy mani oy! HAHAHAHA Thank you so much, Rea! You're a great help and inspiration jud! Yup, I read your post before sa redesign and I actually got most of my inspiration from your blog! :)) I also have a to-do list to complete but now, kapoyan kog tan-aw. haha Will work on this little by little nalang oy, no pressure! πŸ™‚ And yeah, will surely message you for help. Thank you! πŸ™‚

    August 9, 2015 at 4:35 pm
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