It took me the better part of an hour, only because I am slow and ignorant of html coding methodologies---and I didn't want to screw up what I had already had in the way of a blog. However , with a tight stomach, and careful typing I followed the instructions and it seems I have successfully resized my original mimima blogger template and reconfigured it to a three column style, from the original two column template I had begun my blogging with some 7 monthes ago.
In my quest of new stuff, I stumbled across a good blogging tips site, and found the instructions to make this change. Instructions are available for a number of the blogger.com templates, so for those of you wanting to make a change heres the blog to go to-----> Blogger Tips
For those 0f you who are regular readers of my page, you will notice I have made some deletions of widgets , this was due to the fact that in resizing my columns, the width of my sidebars was reduced to 150px , and as such some of the widgets I had been using no longer fit.(the price one pays to have three columns) However I much prefer this three column layout over the two column one I had been making use of.
So now that I have two sidebars now to play with---I will be busy experimenting and adding and substracting stuff as I learn----hope you readers will like the changes and additions. keep them cards and letters coming------(lol)