11 March 2012


Because I believe this to be true, here I am, humbly and publically asking you my blogger friends, in the here post, for your h e l p.

This post is an unabashed plea.  Blogger changed their format and I can't seem to post without great difficulty.  Which, in case you were wondering is why I have been absent for a while.  My past posts are not present on my design page and as it was, I needed to update my header, and get all around help and bring my blog into this century.  Have I mentioned I'm terrible with change?  I yearn for an awesome header and the ability to use my own photos on it.  I want to learn how to do watermarks on my photos so I can put them on Pinterest. I really, really, need help putting separate tabs up top so I can introduce you to the characters who inhabit this cottage life of mine and make it easier for you to navigate 'round here.

I've seen such awesome work by so many of you out there.  I'm in awe. You're all keeping up with these changes and I'm sitting in your dust over here.  I'll be your best friend if you can come save me?  If there is anyone out there who can give me some recommendations for blog designers, blogger help, etc.  PLEASE email me or comment.  Until then my blog is completely on hold and my creativity is stunted due to my lack of computer skills. 

Thanks guys.  I know I can count on your awesomeness.  There are no other people I've ever met who are more supportive and generous than fellow bloggers.  I know lots of you even do this for a living and I so want to know who you are.  I'm a potential client.  Contact me!  

Help bring me out of the shadows.  I wanna come back and share my sunsets with you, pleeze...

Cottage life is for sharing.  I'm a good sharer. 

Come back to the beach all ya all.  I miss you!

We got shenanigans galore still going on around here.

 We got the cutest pups evah!

 My quirky kids and the pups are still up to mischief.

I have no shame.  I need you.  I'm vulnerable and I need my girly powers back.  I depend on this little space for a creative outlet and to keep in touch.  We've got adorable pets and babies around here and I need to know how to do cute collages and all the creative things so many of you are doin now.  How do you do it?

This is Grace. I haven't even been able to tell you about her yet. She's my newest love and I think your gonna love her too.  Save me!

I'm lost without you.  I await your comments with great anticipation.  I await with great hope.

The fruit of faith is love, (Mother Teresa), and I have faith there is someone out there who can help this blogger blog.  I'll love ya forever?

Have a seat.  We've got work to do!




Connie said...

Hi Tia- What a neat idea to ask on your blog for assistance. Duh, I never thought of doing it that way. I agree, with the changes in Google, and Follower's list going, bye, by, etc. it is confusing. So many new features -- you would love to play with Pinterest, too. I just know you would !

I may have some buttons put on mine that I never heard of or the places they go- progress!
I love your blog and more people should be able to read what you write ... and you're funny.

Good luck to you and I hope you get a ton of replies..........

BTW, Happy St.Patrick's Day to you and your family !

Lynne said...

I have the perfect person for you. She does headers and I am sure she can help with layouts etc. Her blog title is The Blue Ridge Gal. I will send her link by email. Good luck . . . I wouldn't want to lose my past posts. I am sure they are there somewhere . . .

covnitkepr1 said...

Nice pictures...you are really good with that camera.
I’ve been following and enjoying your blog for a while now and would like to invite you to visit and perhaps follow me back. Sorry I took so long for the invitation.

WeeFaerie said...

If you want good tutorials the http://www.thecoffeeshopblog.com/ has a bunch of them from tabs, pages, headers. She's a blogging genius. I believe she does custom designing too. Good luck!

Steadfast Ahoy! said...

I figured out a new header all by myself. It really is easy and I can tell you how I did it. Also, I have used PhotoShop to watermark my photos....also easy to do. Email me. Rosemary dot Nickerson at Sympatico dot ca.

Connie said...

Tia - Come see my blog ! You were looking for someone to help and I found someone who did a great job. I think you will like her and her idea's. No pressure, either.

Karen said...

Hey, Tia! How are you making out????.... any blog news yet? Have you found someone to help you sort it out?

And I'm really curious about GRACE. Beautiful baby girl.

Jenny Woolf said...

I just found your blog through Rachel Cotterill. it looks like fun! My advice, as someone who's the same as you about technology is... switch back to old blogger. It saves so much time!
I'm sure they'll mess it up and force us out in the end, but we can move slooooowly at our own pace over to the new one!

bichonpawz said...

Hi there Tia! Have you been able to get some help?? Let me know if you are still in need of someone...I will try to do some research for you!!

NanaDiana said...

Tia- I just found your post. Well, Lord love us you know I don't know nuthin' bout nuthin' when it comes to blogging. That's why I don't have any header pictures.

You know having a beautiful blog is great but until you can get it all smoothed out just keep blogging along anyway. I miss seeing your posts and living in your shoes for a few moments. You know I think they are a little tight though because I wear a 9-1/2.

Grace? Grace? Do tell! I have missed you, my sweet Irish friend. Please touch base soon! xo Diana

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! My nana was the family pie maker, but my aunt (her daughter is a great pie maker too!) Then my aunt taught all her nieces. I hope your daughter's dream comes true and she opens "MagPies Bakery!"

I'm now following you!

Katherines Corner said...

How can I help? Please contact me and let me know xo P.S. have you visited my made it for you page at my blog? The tab is at the top of my blog :-)

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Oh man, I think I got my comment capability back! Only an hour and a half and a dozen heart palpitations later. Hope it works for ya.