i seem to have conquered the standard changes needed to my template
made all the fonts less chunky and cool colours
and learnt how to add sidebar stuff like links and other blogs
other people have pictures and thats not fair so i will have to explore that a bit
try and find out how to do it
and some people seem to have a subject filing system on their sidebar now that does look good
wonder how they did that ... come to that how do they find out how to do these things in the first place ... there must be a blogger site discussing all this somewhere ...i shall go and surf ... now where did i put my wetsuit ...