Woe is me!
That is the ruling emotion I've experienced when searching for an easy blog and/or website template. The main search results' first page will have websites where you can select a template to customize. None have been easy to use at the free levels that I've tried.
Free trial offers that I've tried have also been frustrating. If you read this blog over the years, then you might remember I've posted about moving to my own website; and last year, had decided to move to Wordpress. The amount of aggravation trying to have a blog look the way I want it to, made me rethink that idea.
Here I stay because Blogger is the easiest to use. It is not a matter of staying with the familiar. It is really easier to set up blog graphics with the Blogger Template Designer. And, it is also easier, if you find a template elseswhere, to install it into Blogspot. The templates that I've tried require knowing how to work with the page code. I got that far with one or two on a practice Blogger blog. The aggravation isn't worth it to me. Google has a Web Designer. I downloaded it, and once again, learning curve far too difficult for me. The program is also slow to load, and respond.
I question why it is so difficult to find something on the Internet that is, to me at least, a no brainer easy program. All of the bloggers that I've read who have moved to their own website, paid to have their website designed. This blog is not monetized, no ads, no money making going on. Thus, paying for a design makes no sense to me or my budget.
As a diversion from the mess behind me culling fabric bins, I began searching for a template I like, once again. Tomorrow is finish packing up the donations day. Methinks I should pack up the website idea, and donate that to the past unless I buy website building software.