7.24.2010

My Fantastic New Header

I am a blogging neophyte to put it mildly! After five months, my blog is still terribly boring and I have no idea how to add links and feeds, or videos, or html flashy things, or maps of visitors, or what labels and tags are for. I’m not certain about blogging etiquette and terminology and have probably made many inadvertent blunders. I would like to have gadgets running down both sides of my blog and a background colour but I don’t know how to do this; again, a complete blogging moron. But I love cats and cat people and cat pictures and reading about cat adventures and writing about my cats, so I didn’t want to give up. I would still have a blog, just a dull looking blog...

Then through the cat blogsphere I connected with amazing Ann at Zoolatry. Ann enjoys being creative with photo-art and out of the goodness of her heart made my FANTASTIC NEW HEADER. I would like to thank Ann for designing this for me, I think it is so beautiful. She put all my babies together, even my sweet angel Max. AND, not only did she make this beautiful header, she uploaded the template to my blog for me because I didn’t know how to and made everything pink (my favourite). But wait there’s more...Ann surprised me with two additional seasonal banners, one for Autumn and one for Christmas. Such generosity of time and effort!

Ann I can’t thank you enough for your kindness and creativity! I am so very grateful to you for making my blog look beautiful and a little more exciting :-)

44 comments:

ZOOLATRY said...

Hugs 'n' purrs to one and all.

Harry Spotter said...

We love your new header. It's beautiful. We love the look of your blog. HAve a great weekend.

The Island Cats said...

Your new header is great!! We love it! Ann is a wiz with blog design.

And after over 2 years...our blog still remains as boring as ever. Our mom is really inept when it comes to blog design. And she doesn't have the time either. So she hasta hire someone to help her. But she doesn't have the time to hire someone either! Sheesh!

Brian said...

Ann is very, very special and creative too. I love your new header, it is so pretty!

Marilynn, Grace & Company said...

Ohhhhh, what beautiful cats! All are really gorgeous!

And doesn't Ann do great work? She re-did both of our blogs, too, and all my friends and family have commented on how wonderful they are.

Welcome to the cat-blogosphere! You'll love it all!!



Marilynn, Grace & Company

Poppy Q said...

Your blog header is great.

It is pretty easy to add stuff - if you are logged in, you just look up in the upper right hand corner and click on design blog. You should see a blue sign that says add a gadget. If you click on that you can then add any of the things like followers.

If you need help we can help you out with a few things. You can email us at julieq@xtra.co.nz

Nice to meet you

Julie and Poppy Q

8GR8LOLCATS said...

Welcome to the blogopshere Cat and your Cats! I was just in Toronto on Wednesday! We are your neighbors across the border in Buffalo, NY! My son Jay and his partner Michael live in Toronto with their kitty boy Nightshade- they are on my blog today!!! http://cclcarm.blogspot.com/2010/07/caturday-nightshade-our-grandkitty.html

Nice to meet you!!! CCL Carm

The Monkeys said...

We love Ann too! She is amazing at making headers and helping out bloggers. Beautiful job!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We love the look of your new blog - Ann has done a really great new look for you.

Marg said...

That is a beautiful header. Ann does such a good job.
Your kitties sure are good looking and look like characters. Your blog isn't boring. You should see mine, it is really boring. But people just love to read about cats and animals in general. At least I do. I love to hear what all the cats are doing today. So don't give up. You will enjoy it a lot.
Have a great week end. Hi to Master Archie, Prince Casper nad Sir Benjamin and of course the Queen Molly. We have a Queen cat at our house. She rules the whole place.

Huffle Mawson said...

Anne is very clever!

If you need any help my mum is pretty good with Blogger. Although I should tell you one time she redesigned my blog and managed to lose my friends list.

Parker said...

Zoolatry rocks! your kitties are gorgeous!

MTVA said...

Your blog is not boring at all! I enjoy it a lot, and your new header is very pretty.

Stella said...

Welcome to the Ann Adamus Fan Club, she does such wonderful work and we all love her. Your kitties are beautiful and I love Ben's story. Both my girl Stella (a borador) and Ali Zophia (a muted Tortie) are rescues and they are both a joy. What isn't a joy right now is my computer and we are taking some time off while it gets fixed. We did want to greet you and your cats. You are certainly well-traveled!

Cheers,
Jo, Stella and Zkhat

AFSS said...

We love your header. Ann made ours too and she is just the greatest.

We are three cats Artemisia, Scylla & Socks and our doggie Fenris.

Busby and Raymond said...

Great new header! Ann is very helpful and artistic. We like the look of your blog, and really, it's all about the content and not the bells and whistles!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Hello, new furrends! Ann is absolutely amazing...and one day we would like her to try snazzing up our bloggie, too. You kitties are lovely and your mewmie writes about you with love, and that is never boring!! We will add you to our blogroll so we can keep up with you!

Sweet Praline said...

Hello to my new furriends! Ann and the Zoolatry kitties sent me over. Love the header. Ann has done many for me! I've added you to my feed so I should be able to visit more. Please feel free to come over and visit.

Victor Tabbycat said...

O hai! Zoolatry Mom sended us. Ben, I just readed yur doption story, an it's amost da same as mine! Mom was just sayin hai to da doptable kittehs an I reached out an said, "YOU! I's bin lookin fur you my hole life!" She thot she couldn't haf me cuz Bonnie Underfoot (Attack Tabby) wouldn't lyke it, but eventully, Bonnie tollerated me - kinda - fur 2.5 years. Now Bonnie's goned an I has Nina to play wif. She don't growl an hiss as much as Bonnie an she's kinda snuggly sumtimes, long as I don't nibble on her too much.
Anywho, welcome to bloggin!
~ Victor & Nina

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Ann does wonderful work AND she is a great friend. We can't tell you how many beautiful photos she has created for us. Welcome to blogging. Ask away - lots of us can help you where we can.

Cute kitties you have.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Katnip Lounge said...

We luvs your new header! Mommy spotted AngelKitty Max right away and KNEW it had to be a Zoolatry creation.

We like your blog and reading about your kitties...keep the stories coming! That way we know our Mommy isn't the only Crazy Cat Lady on the planet. heh heh.

Derby, Ducky said...

Hello, the Zoolatry gang sent us over. You have lots of pretty kittie things, mum has some too. Mum also smells us too, crazy lady cuz we just smell like cats. Plus she does NOT give us baths to make us smell anything other than a cat.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We made a comment and then it disappeared ~ so we may be duplicating it now.

We love yoor noo header ~ and especially like it that yoor sweet little Bridge Angel Max was included. Ann is very kind and talented ~ she made our header too.

Kea said...

It looks fabulous, Cat. Glad Ann did that for you!!!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Your new header is absolutely beautiful!! Don't feel bad...I didn't and still know nothing about doing a page. Mimi from Loving for a Living has been kind enough to do mine for me. We love it!!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

meemsnyc said...

That's a nice header! Ann is great!

Jacqueline said...

I feel the same way about my blog=been doing it about 6 months and still don't really know how to add cool stuff, change templates, etc=feel very inadequate about the whole thing, but I love cats so I keep on!...Ann is the best, she has a heart of gold and is just a lovely woman!...Love the new header and new look...Have a fun Saturday friend...J

Peggy's Place said...

We love that Ann! We're adding you to our feed, so will be checking in, we're terrible about leaving comments........

Ginger Jasper said...

Ann is a superb person and a great friend. When I first started Ann did the same for me and many more have followed. Your header is fabulous. Welcome and so pleased to meet you. Hugs GJ xx

Furkidsmom said...

Your header is beautiful! Ann is very talented!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Ann makes beautiful graphics. Don't worry about all the extras, just have fun with your blog. You'll learn a little at a time. There is nothing wrong with having a "plain" blog, if that is how you think of yours. It's fast loading and uncluttered. For visitors with slow connections, that's a good thing.

Nice to meet you.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Yeah, our mom is purrty lame too. She once tried to change da look of our blog and lost EVERTHING! She is now reading some of da pet blogger support stuff on da Cat Blogosphere to learn more stuff...when she haf time. Yoor blog looks good! Almost as good as yoo guys. Anne is a wunnerful lady, she is talented and gives so much of her time and talent to us kitty bloggers. Maybe we should make her a CB saint?

ABBY said...

Booteefull!

Ann is very talented and a very giving blogger.
We think everything looks great.
Hey our Mom has been blogging for 5 years and still has a fairly modest looking blog because she is too afraid to do much to it for fear of messing things up.

purrin
xo
Abby

Hansel said...

Well hello! Welcome to the blogosphere. Ann told us to stop by and say HELLO!!!! She's lovely isn't she? Always doing things to help out other bloggers. We love those zoolatry cats.

By the way, just to make sure you know, Zoey, belongs to our Hansel. Just sayin.

:)

Hope to see you around.
-Hansel, tesla & ben

Simba said...

My Mom just stumbles along, learning a few things by trial and error. But she would have no idea how to do a banner like that. How super with all your babies together, looking like they all just posed together for you!

Have missed coming over here for a while because you aren't yet in my Bloglines, but looked back and saw your copycat post of your super Cat Things.

Keep on blogging and don't worry that it needs to be flashy!!

DaisyMae Maus said...

Ann an' the Zoolatry ladies do a great job with their creativity! We love your blog!

You can find the Feline Americans an' me at my bloggie: DaisyMae Maus and the Feline Americans.

Our mom is super busy with a new academic year, so we're not postin' or visitin' as much as we would like, but we do like to make new furriends. I believe that our fambly is similar to yours: I'm the eldest and the doyenne of the Feline Americans, and I have three brofurs (one's orinch, too!) an' we recently lost our House Panther, Cocoa Puff.

Anyway, I'm glad to meetcha!
DMM

MoMo said...

Just love your header! Ann is lovely, isn't she? she has been one of our oldest cat blogging friends and has made so many graphics for us.

Yes, my SS is a moron with computers and blogging. My blog page only look the way it is because of help from another cat blogger - Alessandra of AFSS, who has already visited you.

CCL Wendy said...

Welcome to the CB! It's wonderful to have yet another fellow Canadian join the bunch. Up until you joined, there were only the four of us that I am aware of: Sumac Stories in New Brunswick; The Monkeys in Montreal, Fuzzy Tails in Kingston and us -- Wendy's 3-D Cats and All About Lacocoon Dante in Ottawa.

Yes, Ann is a real sweetheart. She did the same kind of thing for me when I joined about 15 months ago. She's so talented, too!

I would also like to introduce you my third blog called "Wendy's LOLSpot". Basically, I do LOL-Cats for cats of the Cat Blogosphere. It's a good way to introduce a newcomer, as well. You can ask Ann about it, if you want a reference.

I would be pleased to do a feature on your kitties if you like. All I need is your permission to copy photos from your blog. Here's the link if you want to take a look:

http://wendyslolspot.blogspot.com

I hope to hear back from you soon. Cheers!

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Well, HELLO guys~!!! We heard about you from Ann of Zoolatry and came by to follow you and all of your antics! You are all so furry cute and we look forward to more...And your header is PAWesome!!! We hope you come visit us too...

Sniffs & Scratches~
The Kool~Kittie~Krew
aka...Skeeter, King, Pandora, and Cricket (mom too)

Daisy said...

Oh, your new header graphic is fabulous! When we first started blogging, we loaded our blog up with all sorts of widgets and gadgets. Then we spent the next year slowly removing them to make it cleaner!

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Yippee!! Another blog about fellow Canuck Kitties! Your blog looks great! Ann is such a sweetheart. Our mom is not very computer savvy but we lucked out and won a blog makeover a couple of years ago.

It's the felines that matter and you all rawk!

Big purrs from the East Coast,
Goldie, Shade and Banshee

TK and Squashies said...

We loves the new header, Ann is so talented!

Anonymous said...

Cat its just beautiful ....so purrrrfect in every way!

Sarah
xoxoxoxo

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hi! We came over after reading about you from Ann at Zoolatry - isn't she the coolest! She makes such great headers! And your kitties are so cute!!

Our mom is actually not completely awful at computer stuff so if you ever have questions, you can feel free to email her - she will help if she can!

And of course feel free to stop by and visit us - our blog is in our profile. And how funny is this - you are the second Cat's Cats we follow - the other is Kat's Kats!