Challenge #1 HTML Basics
- Made the header
- Email me
- Made this list
Challenge #2 Back up your blog
I did it, and it was really easy. I even took the time to back it up to Word Press too.
Challenge #3 What’s a Rafflecopter?
This was really easy to set up and it looks easier to keep track of too.
Challenge #4 MisterLinky
Even though I haven’t had a need for it yet it was nice to do the tutorial so that I know what to do if I do need it. It’s installed below so go ahead and leave me a link to your bloggiesta post (or any other post you’d like me to check out).
Challenge #5 Make some pages!
Well this certainly took up a good portion of my afternoon/evening. And unfortunately I’m still not quite finished. I decided to follow the trend and create some drop down menus which turned out pretty good however right now most of the links go to blank pages that I still have to fill. Sigh. I’m marking this as complete because I did the pages and I will be filling them in when I move up to the sidebar challenge.
Challenge #6 What is Windows Live Writer?
I started using WLW a couple weeks ago. I had a few problems with it but overall it was way better than blogger. But now it’s even better because the lovely Jacinda had solved my biggest peeve about WLW (Why does Microsoft feel that everyone wants a space between paragraphs?) and helped me to discover that my other problem isn’t really a problem.
Challenge #7 Sidebar Help… What do you really need?This was a lot of work, but I’m pretty happy with my results. I might do a little more adjusting but for the most part I’m finished. I tried switching to just one sidebar, but I didn’t really like the look of it but I did get rid of at least half the things on my side bar AND I finished updating all the pages so that they actually have information on them.
Ok I really only did 2 but I don’t have any other books fresh in my mind. Hopefully I will be able to get ahead of the game after the April Readathon.
Note to self – don’t procrastinate again!
20 comments posted on other blogs – done
And I’m out! I have book club tonight and work tomorrow so my time with bloggiesta has come to an end. I’ve had a fabulous time participating in bloggiesta! As a new blogger I am learning stuff all the time and all these mini challenges were extremely helpful. A huge thanks goes to all those who shared their knowledge. I have a few more challenges bookmarked that I will be coming back to when I have time.