Shannon's Works for Me!
This is going to be an obvious tip for more experienced bloggers, but for the newbies like me this may be helpful.
I learn how to do computer stuff by hands on experimenting. This can be bad when it comes to messing around with my blog template. After a couple nail biting, "Why couldn't I have left well enough alone!" experiences I now do two things:
1. I have a "Screw it up as much as I want blog" called Template Playtime. If you are very bored you can visit it here. It's where I experiment with new blog skins, colors and collect images and backgrounds, etc. (Did you catch that "skins" term? I'm getting blog lingo savy now!) It doesn't show up in my blog list on my profile sheet because I made it a non public blog in its settings.
2. Anytime I'm about to really try something bold, I copy my entire template and squirrel it away in a word document. That way I can delete the new mess I make and bring back a fresh copy of the old mess.
What template tips do you have? (Anyone know how to add categories?)
Works for Me!