Forgive me dear bloggers for I have sinned.Bloghopping eats up most of my free time to catch up on my favorite topics, news and for mining fresh ideas. While browsing, I frequently came across blogs that can totally blow me away; blogs with great design, interesting contents, magnificent writing style and alive with intelligent comments - blogs I envy.
This blog is evolving because of envy.
Envy is one of the deadly sins according to Catholicism crap. Conversely, I have always felt that envy is the first cousin of motivation. It lurks somewhere hidden in my thoughts. When I say I admire other blogs and its design, deep down, what I really feel is that I wish I have those design talent and writing genius. It may be a sin, but it gives me the motivation and clue to what I truly want in this blog – and to improve myself. You always inspire me fellow bloggers.
Accordingly, I devoted efforts on improving this blog. Whenever I came across blogs with great design or a cute widget, my first instinct is to look for its source code to test it on my blog. I also want to learn bits & pieces about XHTML & CSS.
Here are some cool improvements I made which I want to share:
- My Table of Contents page: It took me three hours before I make it work. I’m a real dumb when it comes to code syntax. Thanks to Aneesh for the tweaking.
- Template: My first template was a blogger harbor template, so boring. Thanks to Ourblogtemplates for this “Spain” template.
- My header graphics was originally a wallpaper which I find interesting because of some yin yang symbol on it. I did some photoshop editing and use it as header. It’s quite large but I like it.
- For SEO hacks and monetizing, maybe later when I’m really serious about posting well researched posts. I believe content really matters.
I will really love reading your comments about my blog or if you have a cool code hack you want to share, I’ll definitely appreciate it.
Let’s inspire each other!