Beautify your Blog: week 1 - introductions

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Hi all!

Welcome to week 1 of the Beautify your Blog series here at Sew at Home Mummy.

This series is designed to help those who don't know a lot about the Blogger platform, but would like to improve the look of their blog.

Most of what I will cover with respect to modifying the look of your blog will be Blogger specific, and more specifically, those using the "Simple" template.

Everything I've learned about blogging, design and html is all self taught. Most of what I know is relatively basic.

Embark on this journey at your own risk; if you don't feel comfortable modifying something, don't...I can't be held responsible if you make an error during any modifications to your blog. That said, I'll try to walk you through each step or tutorial with clear, concise steps.

I'll try my best to cover topics you previously asked about, but there are no guarantees I'll be able to cover every one of them.

As well, I have to apologize in advance: my time is at a premium what with 2 little ones under 2 years to love, so there are no guarantees I'll be able to field all troubleshooting questions. I try my best to reply to every comment, but please forgive me if I'm unable to respond to yours.

This is meant to be a fun, tips and tricks tutorial series which hopefully, you'll take a few helpful tidbits and pretty-up your blog.

I highly suggest you create a test blog which you can play with, without risk of 'damaging' your main blog - and I'll show you how to create a test blog below...


Most of all: BACK UP YOUR BLOG. (and I'll show you how to do that below :))

Let's get started, shall we?

Here's a button for your blogs, if you'd like :)
Sew at Home Mummy

Video 1: How to back up your blog:
Video 2: How to make a test blog:

Video 3: Inserting a blog button:

Video 4: How to make your own blog button & code:

That's it for this week - stay tuned for more posts!

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  1. Thanks so much for doing this series! I am looking forward to learning a thing or 2!

  2. This is going to be a great series! Thank you. Just to let you know, the make your own button and code video won't play for me, it just says "this video is private."

  3. I am excited about this.. I have done some ugly things to my blog... LOL

  4. Great information.,, can't wait for the rest of the series. Thanks so much.

  5. This is awesome, info that's actually useful! :-) thanks for the videos, I'll be back to see more tips!

  6. Thanks for the support. I am only up to the 3rd video but I am learning already.

  7. You are so awesome for putting this together!! Thank you! Can't wait to get my blog looking better than "generic."

  8. There may be something wrong with my internet, but I can't see your videos on this post. There's the title to each video then a blank box and a circle with an slash in it. Are the videos still working? I love that you have put this together as I am a new blogger and want to make it as cute and user friendly as I can!

  9. Erin you worked so hard to put together these nice tutorial videos and share this information...Thank You! I've been following along and trying the various steps as I watch the videos. This is fun!

  10. Erin, your tutorials are awesome. I've created my test blog, posted your button and learned all kinds of tips. Thanks so much. I'm looking forward to doing the whole series. Andree at


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