December 9, 2013

I need your help!

Hello friends, 

I need your help. 
image via Pinterest

Yesterday was my one week blog anniversary and so far I am having way too much fun spending time here.  

I just found a major issue though with my Blogger account over the weekend.   Blogger doesn't provide any technical support, which I also just found out, and this is not something I can fix myself.  

The part I'm having a problem with is the "subscription" section, which I will have to remove from this site until I figure out the solution.  This is not the best thing to do when you just started a new blog and had a pretty good start.  But I hope you understand.  

After much thinking this weekend, I wonder if I need to get my own domain name and publish my blog through wordpress. 

Here's what I need your help with.  I understand I probably need to hire a web designer to design my blog, and get a web host.  I found a pre-made template made by this web design company, and they can tweak it to the way I like it.  It still costs $500 for the service though, which is pretty steep for us to pay right now.  

This is all new to me and I am willing to learn.  If any of you could share your experience with publishing through, what you did with your web design, what company you use for a web host etc., I'd really appreciate it.  Thank you so much in advance!!


The butternut squash soup I cooked Friday night turned out to be great. 

In this recipe, they use both olive oil and butter to saute the vegetables, but I only used olive oil.  I like this recipe because you can easily make it into vegan by omitting butter and heavy cream (or use earth balance in place for butter), and it'll still turn out great.  Or if you're a butter lover like my husband, you can enhance the flavor of the soup by using a good quality butter.

The key is though, to use just enough amount of broth to cover the vegetables, so it won't be too thick or too thin.  I also added two bay leaves to the recipe and it worked fine.  

Okay, enough of the soup talk.  I hope to come back here tomorrow to write another post to link up to Emily's Tuesdays Unwrapped.  We'll see what is going to come out of me this time - stay tuned! 

Hope you have a great start to the week!



  1. Hello, Yuko,

    I'm sorry you're having blog issues. I've been blogging for about 8 years. I started in a blogging community called Xanga, which was a great experience, but so many of my friends were going to Blogger, so I moved. Now, I actually love blogging in the Blogger community, as opposed to Wordpress. I've done both and find Wordpress harder to navigate. The truth is, no matter which format you use, there will always be an occasional problem.

    There are many great tutorials online. Whatever problems you're having, if you can't find your answer in the "Help" section of Blogger, you can Google the subject and generally find help.

    Kind regards,

    1. Hi Dayle,
      Thank you so much for your suggestion. I was feeling a bit discouraged Blogger doesn't provide any technical support anymore, but you're right! I should be able to google and figure it out. I'll give it a try.

  2. I use - at one time I had a blogger account and liked it well enough. has a lot of blog themes that are free and most of the technical stuff is easy enough to figure out if you give it some time. I am pretty much technology challenged, so if I can figure it out I know there is hope for you. I don't really know these days if blogger is easier than wordpress, I just know that I like a lot of the features of wordpress. I think the only reason, at this time, for you to consider (which is different from would be if you want to open your blog up to sponsers, sell adds or promote and sell your own work. You can't do this on So, if money is an issue, you could start off on and then down the road when you need to pay someone to help you design a blog they should be able to transport all your info. I think it may be easier to do this from vs blogger, but I have no personal experience with this, just what I've heard others' mention. Wordpress also has a lot of helpful tutorials. I think the best thing before making a decision is to do a lot of research. You could try setting up a blog, set it to private where only you can see it and the play around with it for a few days to see if you like it better than blogger. Ok, hope I've helped a little bit.

    1. Here is a link to an article that compares to -

    2. Teresa,
      You are amazing as always! It's a great idea to set up a as a private account and see how it works there. I'll definitely check out the link you gave me. I'm hoping to fix this problem soon so that I can add the subscription box again on my page...


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