Friday, December 11, 2009

~ Don't Use Default Blogger Backgrounds! ~

As great as blogger is, their basic backgrounds...suck. If you have 5 minutes and you know how to copy and paste, you can have an awesome background, for free!! I love picking new backgrounds for my blog. There are a few sites out there that have really good choices.

This site has a good layout and it's super easy to navigate! It just shows you thumbnails of all the backgrounds. The code is right on the page, so all you have to do is find one you like, copy the code and put it in your blog. Awesome. Want to see a bigger picture before you pick? Just click on it and it'll show you a bigger version right away. No going to a separate page. Looks like they have about 120 backgrounds and have backgrounds for both 2 columns and 3 columns. Here are my favorites:

Shabby Blogs
Shabby Blogs has a definite vintage, feminine, soft feel to it. Not only do they have backgrounds, they also have buttons for Twitter and other extras. They also have 2 and 3 column backgrounds. The one I have right now is from Shabby Blogs. Also, very easy to install. You click on the install button and it shows you the instruction and code. It's so hard to pick favorites but here are a couple that are really festive.

The Cutest Blog on the Block
Again, lots of free backgrounds for 2 column and 3 columns to pick from. This site also has Twitter backgrounds, buttons, and banners. To me, who is a quite snobby when it comes to sites, it is not as easy to use as the other sites. Here are some I like at the moment:

So, don't let me catch you with the default backgrounds!! You put a lot of effort to write the content, so compliment that with a great, FREE, background!


Blue Forest Jewellery said...

This is really helpful - thanks! Have just updated my blog with such a lovely background and it was so easy!

Lisa Kate said...

Great post! I remember searching foreve for a nice background...I used to use Shabby Blogs but I got sick of seeing everyone and their mom with my background! Now I've had a Cutest Blog on the Block one for the past few months and it's super simple (black & white polka dots with a bow) and I love it!

Chelsuba said...

wow,thanks for this,Im a complete newbie to all this stuff and have'nt really had time to explore templates etc...
Im now testing out which one I like best before I start another blog post.

pxyjk said...

Are you sure you don't want to be a web designer too? :)

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