there are a few tricks and tips i've picked up by simply reading other people's blogs and either emailing them to say hello and ask about it or doing a mad google search and landing on a fab how-to blog resource and then emailing that person (see a few right in the Blog Out Loud sidebar).
one such trick that I am still trying to figure out is how to make photos in Blogger bigger and/or longer. the Blogger template only allows for 3 sizes - small, medium and large. they don't really offer a "kind of longer than wider without losing resolution" type photo. i love oh, hello friend and a field journal's blog and their photos. lovely. i think what you do is load up the photo and then go into the "edit html" and adjust the sizes.
let's try this....
i uploaded a photo from oh, hello friend. the top photo is Blogger's standard large and the bottom photo is my attempt at making it look as lovely as danni's. and yea - it worked!! by simply going into the "edit html" tab (right up there on this very page next to the "compose" button), you can see the coding, find the width and height and just adjust the sizes. yea!