If you take a look over there at our archives, it may look like The Village is a relatively new site -A fresh space on the internets, if you will. But five years ago, before some chinesse guy snatched our domain name out from under us, this very space was a thriving weblog. We were around back when blogs were described as "hybrid online sites that blend news, gossip and opinion" and even remember when Google bought "Blogger". Well, what happened then?
We simply stopped writing. And after recently ransoming my old template off of its forgotten servers, I've discovered that nearly every other site that I used to follow has done the same thing. Oh, there are still afew out there with recent updates. But most have either been laying dormant for years or are missing altogether.
Now while it's possible that my departure from the web triggered a cataclyismic (cataclysimic?...5 years has not improved my spelling) caused a lot of people such levels of…
Sometimes I think there are little gnomes running around in my template. Let me start by saying I like blogger. But I'm not too fond of magically appearing buttons, I must say. Is it odd that I am most annoyed by the fact that it clashes with my color scheme?
(Update): Ok, this is part of Google's new "+1" feature. It was added automatically because it is now part of the "share" widget". We are looking into whether we can change the colors or remove just that without taking away all the rest of the "shares"... Alternatively, maybe I should get counseling about my color OCD... :)
(Update 2) How to remove google plus one (+1) button
Note, I accept no responsibility if you try this and somehow manage to boggle up your template!
I haven't had luck changing or masking the color scheme, but if you're looking to send it to the curb, here's a few options: