Tuesday, August 9, 2011

How Do I Use Blogger?

A lot of us have blogs but don't know how to make them look custom. There's an assumption that one must be a web developer to do so. That's not the case!

Here are three easy ways to customize your blog in Blogger - change your banner, change your background and include an ad graphic.

  • When you are in the design section you will see an outline of your blog - sort of a layout.
  • Click on the word "Edit" by the Header section.
  • Find "Image" and browse for the blog banner that was designed for you.
  • Click on the file name and click "Open".
  • The blog banner graphic will replace what you currently have – either text or an old graphic.

  • Stay in the design section.
  • Find "Add Gadget". This will be on the right side of your blog layout, most likely.
  • A menu will pop up. Find "Picture" and click on it.
  • Find "Image" and browse for the ad graphic that was designed for you.
  • Click on the file name and click "Open".
  • The ad graphic will be on your sidebar.

  • This one is more complicated.
  • Find "Template Designer" in the design section.
  • This will take you to a new page and it will look a lot different than the previous.
  • If you've uploaded the blog banner and ad graphic you should be able to see it on this page.
  • Click on "Background".
  • Click on "Background Image" - there will be a square graphic that has the text "Background Image" above it.
  • Click on "Upload Image".
  • Browse for the pattern graphic that I designed for you.
  • The pattern will appear immediately.