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<waves> HELP ME!

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ShirleyKnot Thu 02-Jun-11 20:07:32


I have decided to start a blog (on party ideas/bad parties/being a lazy partier) kind of thing.

I am HOPELESS. I've started a TUMBLR blog here and it looks shit, and I can't work out how to make it look not shit. Also - I want to be able to put pics up and then text:

For example:

Title: Pirate Party
Text underneath

Etc etc.


Help me bloggers! am I better off on wordpress or summat (also, talk me through wordpress <seriousface>I am totally new to blogging, but think I could enjoy it)

MmeLindor. Thu 02-Jun-11 21:48:38

I haven't investigated Tumblr so cannot say what is better but recently changed from Blogger to Wordpress and prefer it there.

You can change themes, where you put your photos etc.

MmeLindor. Thu 02-Jun-11 21:50:19

oh, and wahahahahahaha at your blog so far.

ShirleyKnot Thu 02-Jun-11 22:07:33


Fuck me this is hard.

Thank You MmeLindor but I swear to CHRIST, I am going to HURT someone.

All I want is be able to do

<photo of party> (probably shit)

Text - detailing general shitness

<photo of people crying>

Text detailing why they are crying (usually my utter Hitleresque rules)

<photo of cake>



MmeLindor. Fri 03-Jun-11 07:24:59

Are you still alive?

Is your family still alive?

Use Wordpress or Blogger. They are both good. Honest

<backs away slowly from the scary woman>

Tee2072 Fri 03-Jun-11 07:36:53

Don't use Tumblr for this. Tumblr is for posting one picture/link and a bit of text. It's sort of a visual Facebook feed.

Got to and sign up for a free account. It's easy to set up and make the blog look anyway you want.

ShirleyKnot Fri 03-Jun-11 09:09:09


We're all still alive (just)

I think I need to go to Wordpress then. It all looks really complicated over there though


Tee2072 Fri 03-Jun-11 09:25:58

It really isn't Shirley, it's very very easy.

ShirleyKnot Fri 03-Jun-11 09:43:57

<clings to Tee>

OK, I've got a clear day today. I am going to wrestle this thing to the floor and sit on it's head.

ChickensHaveNoEyebrows Fri 03-Jun-11 09:48:03

Well, I'm going to confuse you and advise Blogger. It's simple, you upload photos easily and can add text all over the shop. Wordpress is ok, but I find Blogger easier if you're basically a chimp with a laptop.

ShirleyKnot Fri 03-Jun-11 10:03:27

I am basically a chimp with a MAC actually.


I'm not going to get any work done AT ALL today. (Good job I was very efficient yesterday and finished all my stupid work.)

Chickens. Link me your blog please. Is it about chickens?

MmeLindor. Fri 03-Jun-11 10:12:21

I have to reluctantly agree that Blogger is slightly easier to use.

I like the look of my pared down blog now, but for a beginner I would say that Blogger might be better.

Here compare the look (although you can of course change the theme)

New wordpress blog

Old Blogger blog

ChickensHaveNoEyebrows Fri 03-Jun-11 10:13:26

Naturally. I am a techno muppet, andi can work Blogger. With two fingers and my tongue sticking out.

ShirleyKnot Fri 03-Jun-11 10:23:52


I'm going to lose a bit of time reading these, I can see.

I must admit Mme - I prefer the look of your new blog. And that's the sort of look I want.

Chick - I LOVE IT.

It's weird actually, since I got the i-pad, I have become slightly obsessed with reading blogs in bed. This is the reason I decided to make one myself (plus, I really do have some really REALLY good ideas about parties, and the children are getting too old for them now <SAD>.

God that is really sad)

So now I have 2 new ones to read in bed. YAY!

MmeLindor. Fri 03-Jun-11 10:33:16

I love your blog and have finally remembered to add you to my bloglines list. The way you describe the chooks is so fab, I feel that I know their personalities.

SkipToTheEnd Fri 03-Jun-11 11:01:11

chickens - I LOVE you blog. Makes me want a garden so that I can get some of my own!

I have both blogger and wordpress and I prefer the clean lines of wordpress but blogger was easy to pick up when I was new to it all.

ChickensHaveNoEyebrows Fri 03-Jun-11 11:29:36

You're all far too kind. I am well aware that only a housewife with far too much tome on her hands would write hundreds of posts about chickens. Luckily for me, there are lots of similarly afflicted chook-lovers, so I have some regular followers. And when a hen dies, I actually get messages of condolence. That, people, is the power of the blog.

Now, does anyone want a serama cockerel?

ShirleyKnot Fri 03-Jun-11 11:36:30

How's this?

Hmm. It's a start.

MmeLindor. Fri 03-Jun-11 11:49:51

Brilliant. Love the black and white, reminiscent of discos.

ChickensHaveNoEyebrows Fri 03-Jun-11 11:50:26

I am going to steal your idea and start a Party Spanner business <evil laughter> Now, tell me all about the parties that go hideously wrong <waits>

ShirleyKnot Fri 03-Jun-11 12:23:37

Go for it chick! God, I love the planning HATE the execution of it.

I can think of almost nothing worse than having to go to children's parties every weekend.


You will have to follow the blog to find out about all the brilliant parties I have ever thrown. <HA!>

montmartre Fri 03-Jun-11 13:22:52

Partyspanner is an hilarious name!

ShirleyKnot Fri 03-Jun-11 15:18:25

Thank you montmatre

TrillianAstra Fri 03-Jun-11 15:21:28

Blogger is easy for people like me

Wordpress is for the professionals like MMeLindor

Tumbler is not for any of that.

(I just talk about shit anyway so don't need a beautiful blog to do it on)

ShirleyKnot Fri 03-Jun-11 15:42:00

Have you got a blog then trills?

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