They say it is easy to start a blog, but the challenge is to sustain it. Well, considering the obligations it creates and the level of commitment it takes, I have decided that I need to learn a bit of HTML if I want to continue with this blog. I want to make it look a bit better and make blogging a bit efficient, less a chore.
I moved from Wordpress to Blogger recently and found out that while Wordpress has a staggering amount of themes, I have way less choices when it comes to themes for Blogger. Sure, there are many out there, but not too many good ones, and as with everything, the good ones are always taken.
These few themes get used a lot, with little customization or modification. So, I want to change this current theme a bit as part of my weak attempt to personalize and set this blog apart from millions of other blogs on the internet. That, at least, is the general idea.
Also, I want to quit calling my "tech" friends every time I want to change a small thing on this blog, like background color, image size or typography. I do not want to become a maestro in coding, I just want to learn enough to format a post a certain way or change the way an element looks. It can not be that hard, right? If I can get to a stage where I can do a "view source" of this page without feeling perplexed and wanting to close my laptop, that would be nice.
To start things off, I am using an add-on called Web Developer for Firefox. I can view all the elements on the page and it shows realtime previews of the changes I make. The search feature is a bit weird and it would have been nice if the code was color coded.
I will be tinkering a little and changing minor things on this blog. Expect total disaster!