Then I found a pin on Pinterest Thursday. It lead me to an amazing set of 3 videos by Caroline M. Pointer of 4 Your Family Story. In these three videos, she walks you step by step through setting up a Weebly account, and then setting up your first pages.
I did try a couple templates before I found one that worked for what I wanted...no real header. I had forgotten what she said in video two about how to get rid of it...so as I set my site up, I used her videos to refresh my memory.
A few of the reasons I think this site is a better fit than Blogger:
-I like the layout and ease of use better. Blogger is super easy, but you are limited a bit in what you can do with a straight blog.
-I like that this looks more like an actual website...because it is. And if I decide to buy the domain down the road, I shouldn't have to do much other than change a few "behind the scenes" settings.
-I think it will be more user friendly for family who come to see the updates. If they don't want to read through all the blog posts, they can check out photos, maps, etc. They can follow my thought process and see where they fit into the equation. Who knows, they might have a light bulb moment and be able to help me solve a brick wall.
-I think that the elusive "missing cousins" that I don't know will find me more easily with this format than with Blogger.
So, I think I have gotten the really important blog posts moved and published. I will be adding photos and such here in the very near future, so please bookmark the site and visit often.
And you really should go watch Caroline's videos. They are amazing! Thank you for taking the time to make them Caroline!