This week, I am sharing more of an article than a tutorial, but if you are trying to customize your blog, I think you will find it equally as helpful. Are you wondering how to make your blog look less "bloggy" and more website-like? Sylvia Lui has some great tips for you.Sylvia isn't a teacher, but she is an artist and children's book illustrator with a number of great blogging tips on her site. I found this article on 8 Ways to Make your Blogger Blog Look & Act Like a Website to be very helpful when thinking about the redesign of my blog. Tip #1 is one I followed right away, which is to buy a custom domain name. Something about a simple dot com vs dot blogspot dot com is an easy-peasy (and relatively inexpensive way) to a) make your blog easier for your readers to find, and b) make it more like a website.
Sylvia has a few other posts on blogging here, a few of which are easy to follow tutorials. While you're checking out all of these posts, you will also fall in love with her illustrations, which are quite lovely:
|illustration by Sylvia Liu www.enjoyingplanetearth.com|