Thursday, August 28th, 2008 | Author:

When I was a teenager (a long time ago!) I collected a notebook of poems and pictures that appealed to me. I recently came across it, and the sky this morning reminded me of a simple poem that came out of a newspaper. Sorry, I don’t know who to give credit.

If half the world is shadow
half at least is light
and joy comes after sorrow
as day comes after night

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  1. Hercules Mulligan says:

    Hi Jean. This photo is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it and the poem. The words remind me of Psalm 30:5: “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”

    Whoever wrote the poem in question, can probably give the credit to that verse!

    For your convenience, I thought I’d discuss your question about templates here. I am more than happy to help any way I can.

    I got this template here.

    As you can see, the colors there are quite different from the colors on my blog. But Blogger gives you the option of choosing different colors for your header, backgrounds, widget headers, text, etc. once you have downloaded the template.

    To download the template, simply go to the link provided above, and hit the link “download.” This while select the html code presented on the page. Once you have copied it, you will need to go to the page on your blog’s layout page entitled “edit template.” You will see a text box with your blog’s current template. To put in a new template, simply get rid of the html in that box, and paste the code you copied in its place.

    BUT ONE NOTE OF CAUTION: you many want to save the widgets on your blog’s sidebars. Sometimes giving your blog a new template will automatically remove some of your blog’s widgets. You will want to back up the links in your sidebar by copying and pasting the links in a document, so that you can rebuild the link widget without having to go finding the url’s all over again.

    You will definitely want to save the html codes to your buttons and gadgets by pasting the code in a notepad document. That way, if they are deleted in the remodeling of your blog, all you have to do is paste the html code back where it was. YOU WILL WANT TO DO THIS BEFORE YOU EVEN PASTE THE NEW TEMPLATE TO YOUR BLOG.

    After you have saved your widgets, then it is safe to download the template to your new blog, and save it.

    Then you can enjoy all the fun of arranging the colors, choosing text font, etc.

    You will probably notice that in the way background of my blog is a picture of parchment paper, not a color. I did that by finagling with the template html. If you would like to do something similar, but don’t know how, let me know. Or, you can see if the blog Mrs. Mecomber’s Scrapbook can give you a hand. It is a very easy tutorial/techy blog for bloggers.

    And if you are interested in other 3-column templates besides the one I gave you, you can browse them here.

    These instructions are perhaps a bit lengthy, but I hope you find them simple to follow. Have fun!

    God bless you.

  2. akaGaGa says:

    Yowser, Herky, you want to do it for me, too? JUST KIDDING!

    Thanks, I appreciate the links and all the tips. I will follow your instructions to a tee, because, amazingly enough, I understood them!

    After day three with Vista, no printer, and internet wires running all over the house, I’m delighted to see something that makes sense to this technophobe!

    Again, thanks a bunch. Stay tuned for the new “Yeah, Right”