Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Cutest Blog on the Block?

I've noticed they've had major problems with their site the last several days. They did the design on my blog. I was told I could change the background easy enough on my own. I requested help before I attempted to change it--didnt get much of a response and so I tried on my own...and here i sit with a mess! I've been trying to contact them--no answer. I see their site is still down. If anyone can help me with fixing some of this--please let me know. I lost my signature--my background. I did restore the 3 column template. I cannot get a background on here for the life of me. If i dont get help from them soon--I guess I will be looking for a new blog designer!

18 Thanks for your comments!:

Diane said...

Hi Dawnie, I needed to change from the New Years background only to discover their site was down. I ended up with the generic template but I like the way it looks for now. Can you copy & paste an old signature? ☺ Diane

HektikLyfe said...

If they designed your blog, chances are they were hosting your background. If their site is down, so is the image they were hosting. If you know the name of the image file used you can search for it in the template and replace it with another hosted background image.

The trick is finding a linkable wallpaper image.

Dawnie said...

no it wasnt hosted on theirs because mine has been up since theirs has been down. I'm learning i'm wondering if it pays to have a custom design because when you feel like changing it--you cant! Or of course you have to pay each time.

I'm still not hearing back from them--very frustrating.

Raggedy Girl said...

That is sad that they are down because that is where I go to change my decor. I am afraid to do anything for fear I will send everything to bloggy heaven. I wouldn't like a professional one because I couldn't play with it. I don't see three columns on your site. I would like three columns but not at the cost of losing anything. I guess two is enough. Well holding a good thought that they will be back soon.
Roberta Anne

Shellmo said...

Dawnie - sorry to hear you're having problems! If you go to my site - there is a link at the bottom of the sidebar for Rebecca's Uptown Designs. I know she's on sabbatical right now but she can recommend several designers.

Meadowsweet Days said...

Hi Dawn,
I wanted to change mine from New Years background but they say they are under construction. My whole site was a mess this morning and it seems to be OK now, though I still am stuck with the New Years thing. I'm afraid to do anything until they get this fixed. Maybe just give it time, it will probably restore itself. I didn't have any sidebars or backgrounds at all.

Carol

Nancy said...

Dawnie, I am sorry you are having this problem! Hope it works out for you soon! I wish I could tell you what to do but it is hard for me to tell you....cause I don't know...My son usually does this stuff for me...cause I end up with a mess...lol Good luck, Nancy

Dawnie said...

Yeah, it is a mess lol! But I've restored most of what i want for now-and know how to add what i want..so I'll keeping working on that piece. As for the Cutest Blog on the Block--so far,, still no response. I'm in the process of finding a new designer and lets hope the next one has better Customer service.

Anonymous said...

CutestBlogOnTheBlock is a great service! They are both stay at home mom's who offer most all of the services for free. They have received so much traffic that the server they were using kicked them off and they just forked over almost 1000 bucks to get things back and running but in the web world everything is delayed. They said that next week they will be completely back up and running. As for not replying to emails that is really not like them. I know that their email was linked to their server and their email has been down for a few days as well. I'd say give them another couple days and email them again because chances are they haven't gotten any of your emails. I know their blog is cutestblogontheblock.blogspot.com maybe you will have luck there (that's where I got all of my information).
Good Luck!

Dawnie said...

Oh yeah I know they were experiencing great difficulties..no problem there. I have sent out at least 6 emails now..no response. I did go to their blog and left a request for help there also..no response. For whatever reason,,it just didnt work for me this time.

Bridget said...

Good luck. These things are so darn frustrating. I lost my blogroll one time and it took hours to put it back together.

Dawnie said...

Ok I'll close this topic! I have a mess, still no response...I've done the best I can to make this look somewhat decent. I honestly still am not sure what I want to do. While I LOVE the designs out there--it does scare me to go thru this again. One thing about me, I like change, I like changing things according to holidays-seasons, etc. So, you really have to think long and hard about forking out alot of money, and not being able to change your blog on your own. Of course another choice is...spend more time learning this on my own....but hey--Where can I find anymore time?

Dawnie said...

Okkk update! I still have not heard back from them but did get more information from their site. They left some information that did greatly help me out. I do appreciate that so much...my only frustration now is...I wish it would have been explained to me earlier when their was email contact. Soo, I now understand some of what they were trying to explain to me--but I've still made a huge mess of things. BUT...I'm getting it!

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Dawnie said...

due to extreme harassment I'm forced to put in blog restrictions..

The Yorkshire Rambler said...

That's a shame you couldn't get it sorted. Though it looks ok now? I haven't got any experience with 3 column blogs really but I design blog graphics for 2 column blogs and might be able to have a look at designing something for you. I don't charge anything because it's just a hobby. I'd be happy to have a look if your still desperate :)