Saturday, February 7, 2009


I have been so frustrated with our blog. Ed says to stop obsessing, but for those of you who know me even a little know I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist. So, I need your help. See the "blog archive" on the right hand side of my blog. You will have to scroll down a little. The colors are royal blue and bright purple. Seriously, it's driving me crazy. I really want to blog, but more than that I want to change these colors to one more neutral. I NEVER made them that color anyhow. I have gone to "layouts", then to "fonts and colors". I have changed all colors to black. Every color changes except for "visited link". It is stuck or something. I have gone to Google, posted on Blogspot help forum and given my trusty friend Jody my blog password so she could try to fix it, all have failed me. Sorry Jody, I know you tried.

So, I am having my first giveaway. The person who successfully helps me fix my blog color problem will receive two loaves of my homemade bread. If you do not live close, I will overnight them to your home. Ingredients: 100% wholewheat flour (freshly ground by me), farm fresh eggs (Not from our farm, we don't have a one yet.), organic olive oil, raw milk kefir, raw honey, Real Salt, fresh ground flax seed and yeast.


Kelly said...

I'll look into but I believe it has to do with the background you have. It looks to me that they all do it in some form or fashion. I'll let you know if I find anything.

Life on The Rowland Ranch said...

Wow! That was quick..must be fixed already! No royal blue and purple here..Blog archive is definatley showing black on my end..not even a hint of blue or purple! So..who was the miracle worker and gets that amazing bread??!!

Edward and Gretchen said...

Jane, on the Home page the Blog archive shows the blue and purple. If you click on a post, the blog archive will all be black. So, no it is not fixed and there is no winner yet. My grain is still waiting to be ground.

Kelly, I have changed my layout and background many times, still blue and purple.

April said...

Gretchen, Gretchen, Gretchen. Take a deep breath darling. It's just fine. Now GET A GRIP!!

Anonymous said...

I don't know squat about font and color but I do know that bread looks pretty good. I may even try and figure it out. :-)

April said...

Looks like the problem is solved.
I prayed.
Maybe I should get a mini loaf!??!!

Edward and Gretchen said...

No, problem is not fixed. It only shows blue and purple on the home page. If you click on a post, the blog archive will be in black. So I am still open to any suggestions or help.

mommy4 said...

I wish I could help! I'd love to get some of that wonderful looking bread!

Jenn said...

If you go to, then select your layout, then font & color (above your layout stuff), you can change your link color, and then your visited link color.

Does that help at all?

Jenn said...

Just checked what you said, and they still show blue & purple when I look at them.

If you change the link and visited link colors (all you have to do is select that one, then select the color and hit save), it should be okay!!!!

Love your blog!

Edward and Gretchen said...

Sorry faithful visitors, all ideas have failed. A few people mentioned changing some data on my HTML. Anybody know anything about this?

The Mommy Blawger said...

Sometimes your link colors will be determined by your *browser* settings, rather than by the web page's html. So it is possible that people using different browsers may all be seeing different things; that's why some people think it is fixed and you don't. So try viewing your blog on different browsers and even different computers and see what it looks like. Also, after you change it you will want to view your page using the shift+reload button so that you are getting a fresh, not a cached, copy of your page. I'm using Firefox and I'm seeing black text, clicked on or not. Pretty much all the text is black.