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Sunday, July 31, 2011
My blog page is too plain. I have finally learned to add some gadgets and photos, but the colors and background are what they are. I have no idea how to change them.
I see other blogs and they have some really cool stuff. Home pages and different tabs, blogs they follow, buttons and widgets, swimming fish, videos, strobe lights, whatever. My blog has no tabs, no flashing lights, no nothing. Just straight up black on white print.
It reminds me of my days in school.
In the eighth grade I would hand in a book report written in pencil on plane lined paper. My typical grade? B – “Nice content needs more effort!”
Looking around at other reports, it seemed all the girls got the big A+ and “Nice Job!!” They also got a sticky star. What did they do to get a sticky star?
Their reports were all neatly typed. The typed pages were then glued to colored paper. The pages glued to the colored paper were then enclosed in a booklet. The cover of the booklet was titled in fancy swirly print, each letter in a different color. Beneath the cover was a picture appropriate to the report. The pictures came from a magazine perfectly cut out and pasted on. Beneath the picture was the author’s name, once again in neat multi-colored print, “By Sally Kissarse.” The cover was accented with sparkles and the whole package was held together by two perfectly tied ribbons.
I am pretty sure every eighth-grade book report ever written has been the same.
“Huck Finn, written by Mark Twain is a story about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River in the olden days. He got into trouble in almost every way possible and used his cunning and guile to escape scary situations. An example was when…..yada yada yada, blah blah blah…..” Finally all eighth grade book reports end with the same sentence, “If you want to find out how it ends, you have to read the book.”
That will not get you the A+ “Nice Job!” and a sticky star.
If you want a sticky star you have to add the sparkles!
How do I add sparkles to my blog page? I want the sticky star!