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Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Dionne S, Dec 1, 2018.

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    Hi everyone my name is Dionne and I am 22 years old, born in Houston USA and raised in Derbyshire UK and currently travelling Central America.

    I am conducting and experiment which bans me from social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat) and I am blogging this year with my thoughts and ideas for the future. I don't have a specific idea set for my blog as such but I am working on it right now. My blog is at dionnesconfused.blogspot.com

    I have joined here to get some tips of blogging as I have never done this before and wondered if anyone could help me with the design of my blog if possible?

    Hope to say hi and please feel free to say hi back. Dionne xx
    SEMrush
     
    Dionne S, Dec 1, 2018 IP
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    mmerlinn Notable Member

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    Hi back.

    First thing I would do is to do something about the box on the left margin of your page. It is hiding some of your content.
     
    mmerlinn, Dec 1, 2018 IP
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    Hi wow ok how do I do that? Do you know Blogger which is the platform I use? Thanks xx
     
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    I use Blogger as well. How much content do you create? Could I be an asset to help your blog succeed?
     
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    Hi I am trying to produce one post per day, maybe more, so would really love some help. Merlin here says I have a problem with the left margin of my page but not sure why or how to fix it? Thanks xx
     
    Dionne S, Dec 1, 2018 IP
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    mmerlinn Notable Member

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    Here are two screenshots of what I see. No clue how to fix that as I know nothing about Blogger.


    dionnes1.JPG dionnes2.JPG
     
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    Oh wow i do not see my blog like that when I view it live!? How come you do, is this how others view it then? I have no idea how to change that just looked! Advice would be great on this please xx
     
    Dionne S, Dec 1, 2018 IP
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    I have no idea what others see and no clue how to fix it. You might try to find a forum for people who use Blogger and ask there. If this can be fixed someone there should know how.

    It is also possible that it is a bug in Blogger and cannot be fixed by the user. If that is the case, a bug report should be submitted to Blogger.

    Regardless, as long as this problem persists, it will limit your viewership, and if you have ads it will limit your income.

    If nothing else works, you have two choices. One, live with it. Two, change platforms.
     
    mmerlinn, Dec 1, 2018 IP
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    Ok I am really confused as me and my friends have checked and there is no problem with the margins so it must be your computer!
     
    Dionne S, Dec 1, 2018 IP
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    Ok but I have checked with a few and all is ok.
    Can anyone please check and comment for me I would really appreciate it. Thanks xx
     
    Dionne S, Dec 1, 2018 IP
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    I am not 100% sure but it could be a padding issue in your CSS.
     
    AlphaNine_Vini, Dec 3, 2018 IP
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    Try a different theme and see what happens. I am seeing it with Michael Elkins theme and the pages are centered. Nothing hidden for me. I'm on a chromebook.

    As for content for you blog, be sure to take lots of notes and photos during your traveling so when you have a connection you can make blogs about your adventures, or misadventures. :) good luck!
     
    Karen May Jones, Dec 3, 2018 IP
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    Hi ok sorry what is a CSS??
     
    Dionne S, Dec 3, 2018 IP
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    Hi thanks for the tips. It's weird none of my friends have a problem with my layout either so not sure.
     
    Dionne S, Dec 3, 2018 IP
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    You do not have any layout issues with your blog. I pointed out to @mmerlinn a couple times by now that his computer blocks essential javascripts which in turn makes some sites look broken. It's not your blog's problem.
     
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    Hi that's sooooo great to know thank you soo much I was getting worried but didn't know what to do!!! xx
     
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    Hi Dionne, the blog looks great and your photos are stunning. First thing I would suggest is to get your own domain name for the blog. Maybe your fullname.com or something. This creates a personal brand and not just a blog posted on blogspot.com. Good luck!
     
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    Hi thank you soo much. I am compiling lots of tips and suggestions so will look into them all eventually. xx
     
    Dionne S, Dec 3, 2018 IP
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    Good luck!
     
    Abraham Cherian, Dec 3, 2018 IP