When Melissa, a friend and co-worker, suggested that I start a blog as an outlet for my Robsession (subtitle: stop flooding my email inbox with “You have to check this out” links - lol), I thought it might be fun, so why not.
Step 1: Set up a Gmail account. Check.
Step 2: Register for a Google blog site. Check.
Step 3: Pick out a template design. Check.
Step 4: Customize said template. Screeching halt!
Step 5: Find a blog site I love (My Twilife) and email them to find out who helped design it. Check.
Step 6: Get a reply back from Jennifer at My Twilife suggesting I contact Dana at Lily Bean Designs. Check.
Step 7: Email Dana and give her a little bit of background information (okay, probably gave her more than she wanted/needed to know) and ask if she is interested in working on my blog design (which she hopefully isn’t regretting right about now!). Check.
Step 8: Get a reply back from Dana saying she’d love to work on it (I repeat, hopefully she isn’t regretting that decision). Check.
Step 9: Start the inexpensive and incredibly fun creative process and discover that Dana is patient, helpful, encouraging, as excited about the end product as you are, accessible, did I mention patient already? Check.
Step 10: Sit back and view your personality living and breathing on the computer screen. Check.
Well, kids, I can’t say enough about the experience I had, and continue to have, working on and tweaking my blog with Dana. She has been a lifeline and a joy to work with.
Already have a blog and it’s just not what you want it to be? Thinking about setting up a blog (WARNING: very, very, very fun but addictive)? Need a “Grab My Button,” Twitter background, etc., etc.? See that bright pink button in the left sidebar (may have to scroll up by now!)? Click on it or on this link, Lily Bean Designs, to get started.
Dana offers tons of other features on her blog site, too, including her latest addition, which is just too fun:
If you’re reading this, Dana, yes, this means I have some more questions. LOL!! But what it really means is THANKS!