Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wanting A Change...

I've been trying to find a way to change my website up a bit. So when I logged into, I thought, maybe I should just go ahead and upgrade.


Yeah, so not worth it.

It's great for a free site, but the fact that even WITH the premium upgrade, I don't get to change up the background that much the way I want it. I'm not a good HTML person. I don't do code and hate asking for someone to help me so I can get a nice one done.

Plus I'm cheap. I want it free.

I know, I know... insert lewd comment here, right?

In this economy with me just barely getting back to work, I can't afford a whole heck of a lot to begin with. But when I am told that getting an upgrade will include a domain name (it doesn't, have to pay extra) or email addresses (can't get 'em without the domain) I sort of expect to get what I'm paying for. Not be sent to other sites to get those extras.

Ah well. So now I am looking around for another place to put up my website. One that will allow me to tweak it how I want to, baby.

I'll either be posting a new link to a new site or I will be back here spitting nails and asking for some suggestions.

Hope you all are having a great week!


Tasha Seegmiller said...

This is interesting. I have thought about this before, but haven't really done much to research it. I look forward to following what you plan to do and suggestions from others.

Anonymous said...

I'd offer to HTML it for you, but I don't have time to re-design my own lately.

Mel Chesley said...

Aww, that's okay, Joshua. That's a lot of work anyway. :D

Tash, I did find a place called You can make a free, flash website. I found it a lot more versatile than Granted, did what I needed for the longest time. But I wanted to change things, have fantasy pics as my background, not their template stuff that I couldn't manipulate very much. lets you manipulate more and right now, I'm liking it.

My new website is here:! if you want to see. Sort of a long address, but links will make it short. :D

Karen Jones Gowen said...

I recently set mine up on Wordpress and absolutely love it. It's easy to do once you learn the ropes, it's free and my url is, no wordpress in the title. I wanted it to appear more as a website than a blog since I already have a blog thank you, and they have features for that as well. Good luck with yours!

Mel Chesley said...

Really? Thanks Karen. That's what I am looking for, something that would look like a professional site rather than a blog. I will go check that out. Thanks again!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Karen's idea sounds best. I know html, but helping someone long distance never seems to work.

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

What's wrong with just using blogger?

Mia Hayson said...

I totally understand actually. The wordpress idea sounds best. I mean, html is fine and all but you really have to know what you're doing in case stuff goes wronggg.

You can have flash elements in a wordpress TOO which is fantastic because flash is a different coding from html anyway.

Mel Chesley said...

I hear ya, Alex.

And I never really thought of using blogger for a site, Michael. I sort of felt those two things (a blog and a website) had to be separate.

I'm going to play around with WordPress... see what I can do. Otherwise, I'll work on Blogger. But the question is, how do I get my own background element on blogger?

I'm computer savvy, but not THAT computer savvy I guess. ;)