I'm usually pretty savy with computer stuff. But for some reason I can't figure out how to spruce up my blog layout? I know what I want, but cant figure out how to do it. Too frustrated and impatient to REALLY give it a try. My question is... did you bloggers design your own blog layout or use somebody else? Who do you recommend?
I am starting a new children's book review blog and I had chelsea at Aqua Poppy Designs put together a header, background, and banner for me. It was inexpensive and I'm thrilled with it. I haven't posted there yet, but you can check it out and link to her at my blog. readingfrombirth.blogspot.com
I am using a designer... she has completed my blog buttons for me but not my website make-over. I am VERY happy with the price and work so far. If you use Diana, please be sure to tell her Kelli sent you!
I designed my own blog. It is a pretty easy process, but I got so anal about it, it took me a while longer than expected. If you do end up going the DIY route, there are a bunch of how-to blogs out there. I can give you a few recommendations if you want!
I designed my own - while I was nesting, actually. A few days before I was induced, I sat down and tore apart wordpress and created this (which I know I need to update way more often): http://these3things.com
I think it depends. If you have the time and can search through themes and use some html on your own, you can make a nice blog theme fairly easily. If you want it to look a little fancier or don't have the time to learn the design aspect, there are some really god blog designers, most of them are stay at home moms who have learened how to do this, and their fees are really good. I'm having mine designed, the project starts next week. I knew how to do it but I wanted someone else to take over with an initial layout.