Lately, I've been having blog envy. Wordpress and Typepad blogs look moh' bettah to me.
They have tabs. Tabs seem more professional, they make a blog feel more like a "real" website.
The blogs I envy are very white (Michele Martin's blog comes to mind).
Rather than making a big switch to another tool, which just seems like an enormous pain in the tuckus, I've decided to work with what I have -- which is Blogger. I'll start with a crisper look.
I don't think Blogger has tabs yet, but I bet that will come in time.
So here's what I did:
I chose a different Blogger template: one with less color, more white.
I decided I wanted a picture in my banner to create some visual interest. But I didn't like what Blogger did with the image when I first uploaded it -- the only option was to place the text right on top of the image. So I created a new banner in Photoshop -- took another apple photo and added some text. My Photoshop skills are minimal, but this task I could handle.
That's it. Took about 20 minutes.
Shake things up a bit. Still trying to motivate myself after a week of vacation, I suppose.
So -- what do you think?