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Time for a coffee and PP

Good morning my Lovelies,

I hope you are all well today. I've had a busy weekend full of housework, research and brainstorming. I'm finally starting work on my blog actually that should be our blog. The kids have been wanting to get involved with my online writing/earning for a while now. So I decided that we will do a family gaming/lifestyle blog I've signed up and have secured the blog name now I just have to work on content and the design.

I went with blogger because it's free but the free templates are horrible so I will be spending most of this afternoon pushing my knowledge of photoshop to it's limits to see if I can create a design that I not only like but that looks professional and clean. If I can't I will just have to buy a pre-made template off etsy as there is no way I can spend a fortune to get a custom design made. The biggest challenge of the day will be not wasting hours of my time looking at digital papers and getting distracted by the pretty things I find on the way.

But before any of that it's time for a coffee and catch up here!

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ison1 wrote on January 13, 2015, 6:57 AM

Well as you're putting the kettle on I'll have a tea please, milk and one sugar :)

Anja wrote on January 13, 2015, 7:04 AM

You can access and edit the HTML on Blogger, I have redesigned my blogger sites in the past. The newer templates do have a lot of play in them, though. Good luck on your blog.

kat123456 wrote on January 13, 2015, 7:05 AM

This sounds like a great idea, how nice for your children to be involved too!

phoenixmaid wrote on January 13, 2015, 7:10 AM

I have no Idea when it comes to the HTML side of things, I'm hoping beyond Hope I can figure that out with a little more research if I can make a design I like.

phoenixmaid wrote on January 13, 2015, 7:10 AM

Do you want a jammy dodger or two with that cuppa?

phoenixmaid wrote on January 13, 2015, 7:11 AM

we are having lots of fun with it so far, hopefully the kids will learn from it to.

ison1 wrote on January 13, 2015, 7:11 AM

oh yes please. Mmmm.. you have excellent taste in biscuits

scheng1 wrote on January 13, 2015, 8:06 AM

I think your kids will be more active in blogging than you.

Kat- wrote on January 13, 2015, 8:52 AM

Great idea to be able to get the kids involved. I know there use to be a bunch of sites that had free templates for blogger, you might want to see if they're still out there before paying.

maxeen wrote on January 13, 2015, 9:22 AM

I am having the same problem,think I will give up though..

BodieMor wrote on January 13, 2015, 10:41 AM

Good luck with your blog! I didn't know templates were involved!

Louemham wrote on January 13, 2015, 10:48 AM

I hope you enjoyed your coffee, pop kettle on for me please, hot chocolate if possible, a few biccies wouldn't go a miss either emoticon :winking:

livingnow wrote on January 13, 2015, 11:59 AM

It sounds great, I've already had my morning black coffee five hours ago. So may coffee inspire you today!

angelaterese13 wrote on January 13, 2015, 2:47 PM

Good luck with finding what you want and that you're able to accomplish the other 50 million things you want to do, too. You are one busy mommy!

Maplewinter wrote on January 13, 2015, 3:01 PM

Sounds like it will be an interesting read! Please let us know when it is up and running :)

onelove wrote on January 15, 2015, 12:50 PM

i hope you enjoyed your coffee. The online world is full of digital distractions and focus is necessary.

seren3 wrote on January 16, 2015, 12:17 PM

I have a few blogger blogs and am resigned to the template choices. I also have a couple of wordpress (free) blogs and some of their themes are lovely!

Magnolia wrote on January 16, 2015, 7:04 PM

I wish I knew more about blogging. Do you actually make money doing it?

phoenixmaid wrote on January 16, 2015, 7:44 PM

you can do if you use adsense and get enough views.

mrsmerlin wrote on January 21, 2015, 2:40 PM

Hope the blog is working out for you - I just hunted this post out and was quite disappointed - where is the link to your blog? tut tut

crowntower wrote on February 10, 2015, 5:24 AM

That s cool to know. I have singned up for several free blogs, but none of it are moving hehehehe. it all stagnant because I don't know what to put in them, I think I need to make a plan on what to put on my blog. I want to concentrate in one for now and I can't really publish it for now. Hehehe. God bless.