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Jan 21, 2012

A little help?

Cross Training today....yeah!  I actually did weights and I biked 10 miles too!


So I need a little help.  First, I see that blogger has the new feature to be able to reply to comments.  That's a great feature but I can't seem to get it on my blog.  I've checked all the things that blogger has said needs to be done but no success.  Anyone have any ideas?  Frustration is setting in.  Perhaps it has to do with my theme not being a blogger theme?

Second, I've been thinking of changing the blog theme.  While I like it, I really need something more original that fits me and "Detroit Runner"  I also need to come up with a logo.  Speaking of that, what programs have you used in order to improve your blog, make logos, buttons, etc.  I have not learned how to use Photoshop which sounds like that's the program to use.  Not sure I even want to take the time to do it.

Also, I would love to have someone customize my blog for me but I just can't justify spending the money on it.  Perhaps if I did advertising on the blog, that might get me some money but I really don't like the ads on the site, most people don't click them and it would be lots of time before any real money would be made on them.  Anyone out there want to customize my blog for me and I'll give you credit for it on my blog?

I've also heard that Google is planning on changing the way things are done to follow a blog.  Sounds like they want us to have people follow through Google+ instead of Friend Finder.  I don't even have Google+ set up.  Am I missing out on something here?  I'm not sure right now how that will effect me but it seems many more of you are moving to Wordpress and getting out of the reaches of Google.  I know you can make a blog for free on wordpress but what if you already have a custom domain name(you know, without the .blogspot or .wordpress on the URL)  Do you have to pay someone monthly to host it?  Oh, I'm confused.    Can't life just be easier?

So do you make your blog changes all yourself or have someone do it for you?

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Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!


  1. The best commenting feature I've found is disqus. You can go to and there's instructions there on how to make it work for Blogger.

    For design - that's something I'm always tweaking. If you use the advanced options on your "template designer" you can add columns, change colors and all kinds of stuff - you might need to change your template though to find what works best for you.

  2. I just found your blog a few weeks ago, and I like it. There aren't too many Michigan based running blogs. We need more Michigan promoters!! Sorry I can't help you with the rest of your questions, as I am quite the newbie myself.

  3. I have the reply feature on mine but can't use it for some reason. Ugh

    They should leave friend finder alone, what a pain to have to switch over

  4. So glad that you posted that tonight. I was just looking at trying to comment on people's comments. Will definitely look into disqus as well. I heard that with the new blogger that it's easier. I don't know. I don't get it! :)

    I update my blog all the time. Just keep things fresh. It's so basic compared to a lot of peoples. I really like yours though!