Thursday, March 27, 2008

3 column blog made easy-peasey... and a new piece

After giving my blog three columns last week-end, and feeling very capable and a little proud of myself, I then proceeded to change High Desert Diva's as well (thanks for featuring me yesterday, Diva!). So we are both pretty happy with the three columns since, as you may well know, it gets rather cramped jamming all the bloggy extras into one column...

And here is how I did it: I followed Ishan De Silva's step by step instructions on his blog, The Blogger Guide. He has various articles on the subject, including if you want 2 right sidebars instead of a right and left sidebar. This link is for the right and left sidebars in the "minima" style layout, which many bloggers choose.

Html boggles my wee little brain, but the whole thing was straightforward and surprisingly easy to follow. This after trying two other sets of instructions that had me wanting to throw myself down the stairs.

Try it and let me know how it goes - and the 3-column blogs will take over the world, mwahahahahaaaaaaaa...

The stamped image in my blog banner above is of a jizo, a figure that is said to bring comfort to those mourning and strength to those needing it.
We took this photo in Kyoto last October. You can read more about jizo here.

I carved that jizo stamp at a time when I needed some comfort myself, and so I thought it would be nice to have it in a wearable form. Here is the "Positivity or Happy Thoughts" pendant.

I've kind of been hanging onto this for a bit, so it may take me a few days to post it in my Etsy shop. I'm weird that way.

I was also featured in The Shadow Cats blog yesterday too - many thanks for all the l♥ve!


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PamperingBeki said...

I love that pendant! Great job.

And the three column blog looks fab. :) I haven't been brave enough to tackle it yet.

Lookability said...

The town I was in in Yamanashi ken (Tomizawa/Tomikawa/Nambu) had six "rokujizou" on top of a mountain. Maybe they are famous...not sure if you've heard of them? I think I heard their heads were taken but I'm not sure if that is true.

picciolo said...

thanks for the blog tips, yours is looking great! I'm not surprised you might hang on to that pendant for a few days before listing it, it is very pretty and the meaning behind it very special.
: )

blueboygifts said...

thanks for sharing that website. It is awesome info to have.
I love your work, it is so beautiful.

High Desert Diva said...

I'm lovin' the three columns!

Thanks again.

(I like the photo of your parents)

Hey Harriet said...

Thanks for sharing that great information.

Love the pendant, it's gorgeous :)

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! I also found pretty easy instructions for adding columns at

Anonymous said...

Whoops! The link for three column instructions is:

REIT Wrecks said... has instructions for adding a column to a variety of templates and they are easy to follow.