Blog progress report

Posted: Sunday, May 09, 2010 by Travis Cody in

I can report that I've chosen the new template I want.  I like the colors and the feel of it.  I think it will be easy to read, which is the most important thing.  Then I think that it will be easy for readers to navigate and for me use as well.

I ran into a temporary snag while making the change.  I'm having trouble downloading the template.  I keep thinking I've saved it properly, but when I try to unzip the file according to the instructions, it's not working.  So I haven't been able to see the code to copy and insert to change the template.

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.  It's a bit frustrating, so I've set it aside for the moment because blogging should be a fun hobby and I don't like to make myself mad while I'm blogging.

For the short term, I'm staying with the current look.  You'll notice that I haven't added back all the links to my blog pals yet, or a lot of the stuff I had in my sidebar.  I didn't want to do that with the update still pending.  I'll bring them back as soon as I figure out what I'm doing wrong downloading the code.

In the meantime, posting will continue here as usual.  And remember, I started the new poetry blog.  If you'd like to visit there, you can find it at Poetry By Travis.  My existing work is uploading post by post every four hours.

Thanks for the encouragement gang!


  1. PERFECT template for a blog called Trav's Thoughts!

    When it loaded I turned the screen to Nancy and said Travis' new blog She said one word...COOL!


  1. V: I love it! Now I'm playing with my sidebar stuff. Thanks for all your help!

  1. Jeni says:

    Take a break, come back to it when you feel refreshed and keep doing that as needed. Kind of like a doctor's Rx for take to aspirin 4 times as day or as needed, ya know.
    You'll get there -when the time and things are all right!

  1. Jeni: Now that was good advice. It helped a lot to walk away. And then Vinny helped me with the template code.

  1. Akelamalu says:

    Well I like this look Trav it's very professional. :)

  1. Cool new look, hon. Did you finally get your download/unzip issue fixed, then?