Saturday, April 17, 2010

Help a sista out?

So now that I have 100 followers(I hate the term followeres by the way), Ive decided its time for a blog change, but first, I have a few questions I was hoping someone out there might have the answers to?



1. where is a good spot to find some new layouts?

2. I need some ideas for a button.

3. I really really am trying to find a way to reply to comments. Ive tried discus but its not working (maybe it would if I got a new layout) and everything else im finding is for wordpress so I need something for blogspot.

4. How are you guys all finding these great giveaways to do on your blog? I want to do one?

Hope everyone had a great weekend...Im off to catch up!





20 comments:

Carrie said...

Jessica! Congrats on a 100 followers! That's great! I wish I had some words of wisdom for you on how to update your blog, but I am also new to the world of blogging. How did you get so many followers??

www.meanttobemom.com

Nikki said...

I feel like I have the same problems!! Again, I'm thinking the same thing...this is starting to freak me out a little!!!
I don't quite have 100 followers but I want a new blog design and I was just looking yesterday for a way to reply to comments. Couldn't figure it out on blogger!
I contacted The Girl Creative and she has very reasonable prices for blog designs! Let me know if you like it!!
You should send me your email too!! So I can respond to your comments!!
I'll soon fill ya all in about #8 on my list!! It's quite a story!

Nikki said...

Did you LOVE your award!!!

Jamie said...

Congrats on 100! I wish I had that many! Are you willing to pay for a new layout? I'm going through April at aprilshowers.com. She is booked until June 14, I think, but her layouts are very cute! Her prices are also the cheapest I've found.

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

congrats on 100! as far as replying to comments... if you receive comments through your email and the blogger (who left a comment) has their email attached to their comment you can hit reply and get back in touch that way. (sorry, that sounds way confusing. i'm bad at explaining things!) discus should work no matter what layout you have, though. happy blogging to you!

Mandy P said...

I still like Disqus, but it can be tricky to set up. As for layouts...did you notice that Blogger has a new "Design template" feature if you use "Blogger Draft"? It's where I got my template. Also, if you Google "Free Blogger Tenplates" you will find an endless supply of free templates. As for a button...my guy Todd who dsesigned mine did it for a ridiculous $40 (the header). He is more than willing to negotiate and take what you can afford since he's just starting out. If you're interested...let me know. Also, you can go to iStock.com and pay for a graphic (it won't be custom) but it's still relatively cheap depending on the one you choose. (Mine was $39) I can also show you how to use Photobucket to get the code for it so you can "share" it.

Mandy P said...

I am so embarrassed that I misspelled SO many words in that comment to you earlier. Sorry. Also...in case you didn't know...here's how you can sign in to Blogger Draft to see the new template design feature they have. It's really cool. http://www.draft.blogger.com

Mama Lungo said...

Congrats on 100! I too am looking for ways to increase my followers and do giveaways. Please let me know i you get answers to either one of these questions.

Elaine said...

You should check out mitchellavenue.com She did my header and she's amazing!

Enter to win a vintage button-down shirt!
clothed much, a modest fashion blog

Holly said...

Yay, congrats! Here from FF and am following you now. I think you are off to a great start. Just start asking companies around about giveaways...as you build they will come!

Hope you can visit me sometime!

mommysblessings.blogspot.com

Dee said...

Congrats on 100 followers! That seems like such a far way off to me. I wish I had advice for you, but I think I'm the one who needs advice!

Paula Kathlyn said...

But I love your layout already!!!

H said...

I definitely understand where you're coming from with the layout and giveaways. I downloaded a free program called Gimp, it's a lot like Photoshop. I used it to design my own button and header. It needs a lot of work but I'm still learning the program and design stuff. Good luck I know you'll find the perfect layout and definitely keep me posted on the giveaways, I've been wanting to do the same thing!

I'm Jane said...

I think that if I was going to do giveaways I would somehow time it into cleaning out my closet..lol

Daisygirl said...

yah on 100+!!! I actually paid and won a contest for someone to do my layout and I just add the touches.
The cutestblogontheblock has some cute layouts and so does http://www.yummylolly.com/

For the contests and giveaways you can sign up with myblogspark.com or moms select to name a couple. Also sometimes asking your favorite company if they would be willing to works too!

Mandy P said...

Okay, so I am stalking this post...can't wait to see what you decide to do. Also, can you email me your cell #? I always wanna text you but then realize I don't have your #!!

Mandy P said...

...and maybe the last comment I'll leave, but you HAVE to check out this blog. I laughed the entire post! http://www.jenniferwriteshere.com/2010/04/i-tried-to-bring-sexy-back-and-it-just.html

LambAround said...

Well, I hate to be one of those people who comments just to say "I don't know", but here we are.

I'll be checking back for the answers!

Congrats on your many Follo...people who regularly read your blog ;)

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Jennifer said...

Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I read your first post and will check out those blogs throughout the day.

I use KrizzyDesigns to do my blog layout. She is very reasonable, very fast and does pretty good work. If you need help with a button idea, she is the one to go to.

I also have no idea how to reply to comments. I usually reply in my comment section but I know no one is going to go back and read them, ya know? If you find out let me know.

Truthful Mommy said...

Your Newest follower from FF, better late than never:)
Please come by and check me out!
Debi
http://motherhoodthetruth.blogspot.com/