Hello. One of the easiest ways to personalize your blog's theme is to change the colors. Here are some of my favorite resources and tips for making adjustments to your blog design's colors. Deciding on the colors for your blog design Inspiration from everyday life Look all around you for color inspiration. My current blog design was inspired by this necklace. I didn't end up liking the coral, so I made it a bit more red. Design Seeds You've probably seen Jessica's graphics everywhere on Pinterest. These images are one of my favorite place to turn to when I need color inspiration. Pinterest This one is kind of obvious, but Pinterest is a great starting point for finding … [Read more...]
If you build it, they will come. (Okay, you'll also have to share it, like it, pin it, tweet it… and then they’ll come, but you gotta BUILD it first).
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One of the most common questions I get from bloggers is how they can set up a popular posts page on their blog. There are a ton of popular posts plugins out there, but you aren't in control of what posts shows up. Some generate posts by the most comments on a post. This doesn't necessarily show your most popular post though. Others use how many pageviews, but it doesn't work on any traffic before you published a post - most people have popular posts before you set up the plugin. This method is going to show you how to be in control of your own popular post page. Another benefit of creating your popular posts this way is that it is already formatted! Your popular posts page will match your … [Read more...]
Hi there! Today’s post is part of The Design Your Own (lovely) Blog, Blog Tour hosted by the fabulous Marianne. This is the last week of the 3 week blog tour full of helpful blog design tips and tutorials, including Anna's tutorial yesterday on how to spice up your footer. Today I am teaching you how to make your text stand out by using block quotes and content boxes. A block quotation is a quotation in a written document, that is set off from the main text as a paragraph, or block of text, and typically distinguished visually using indentation and a different typeface or smaller size quotation - Wikipedia. This is a block quote. What is a content box? A content box is a box used to … [Read more...]
Hi! Have you been blogging on Blogger and now are ready to take your blog to the next level? Moving to a self-hosted WordPress blog is a great way to do that! This tutorial is a quick guide to all the steps necessary for moving your blog from Blogger to a self-hosted WordPress blog. UPDATE: The Blogger Importer plugin is not working as of April 21st, 2015. I am working on finding the best alternative, and will post here when the best solution is found! If you like detailed step-by-step instructions with pictures visit my complete tutorial for migrating from Blogger to WordPress Or if you'd like someone else to do it, I can move your blog to WordPress for you! There are … [Read more...]
Today I am sharing a roundup of helpful tutorials for customizing your own blog! I focused on some of the most popular blog trends and found tutorials for you to do it on your own. We all love plugins, but we also know that too many unnecessary plugins can slow your blog down. Luckily, there are awesome bloggers out there that share simple tutorials so that you can do the customizations on your own! Go ahead and jump down to a tutorial that interests you: Create additional widget areas | Customize your navigation menu | Create gallery category pages | Create a full width responsive header Most of these tutorials are for Genesis themes. That’s one thing I love about Genesis, … [Read more...]
Have you ever wanted to link to a different section within your own blog post? I actually always forget how to create links to different sections within my posts. I leave the code up on my desktop so that I can quickly refer back to it. Now I can clean off my desktop and just refer to this post, and so can you! I like using links to different sections within my posts for a few reasons: To create an index or outline for long posts. I frequently list what will be discussed within the post at the beginning and create links so that my readers can jump down to the section they are most interested in. An example is my post on how to write a WordPress blog post To direct people to … [Read more...]
Hi guys! Exciting things are happening behind the scenes of Blog Ambitions. In a previous post, I mentioned that I am working on a site re-design. Today I am introducing my new blogging services! What can I do for you? Move your blog from Blogger to self-hosted WordPress, for as little as $10 Move your blog from WordPress.com to self-hosted WordPress, also for as little as $10 I am also offering a full service blog set up! Go check it out. A beautiful blog, set up for you! There's still more though. I'm also offering to do custom coding for you! Right now, I have 3 packages: custom colors, custom fonts, and additional widgets! To see all the details on my new services or to … [Read more...]
Lately, I have emailed a lot of people about why I love Genesis and given them recommendations for themes. I thought I would share the information with everyone in this blog post. (Plus, it will be easier to direct future inquiries to this post. What can I say, I'm a little lazy...)I am an affiliate for Genesis (only because I love them), thank you for supporting this blog by purchasing through my links. Genesis is a WordPress framework, by StudioPress, that not only makes your site look great, but also adds more functionality. You can buy the framework alone, or you can bundle it with a child theme. The child them controls the design of your blog. Here's a little more clarification from … [Read more...]