Theme Frustration with Google Blogger Themes

-Photograph of Theme Selection screen
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I bought a theme. 

I liked the layout. (Not a Wordpress theme, this is not a Wordpress site.) What I don't like is the lack of step-by-step instructions. 

Newbies need more hand-holding.

These theme companies could do a much better job for beginners of guiding newbies through the process of configuring their custom themes. 

I don't appreciate the infusion of links to the issuing blog companies website. 

Free links to the theme company's website.

My purpose was not to inadvertently promote the theme company; however, if one does nothing but import their theme, then that is exactly what one is doing, setting up a new blog with background links to the company that issued the theme.

So, the company I used was This is NOT an affiliate link. This is 'call them out' link, lol. I suspect that most themes do this. 

Xenu Link Checker is a great website detective.

One of the tools I use is Xenu. There are other link checkers, but I've been using Xenu for years. So, I ran Xenu on my newly created website to track-down from whence I was loading things. 
I had expected to see that I was loading things (pages, posts, graphics, etc.) from my local Google Drive. (Blogger makes use of Google infra-structure.) 

I was surprised to find lots of my new site components being loaded from soratemplates. This is a recommendation to theme companies that they not do this. By the power of Greyskull and other ancient Saturday morning cartoons, I command thee, stop doing free advertising by cluttering up your theme with links to yourself. I'm sure they care.

Day 3 - Stay Safe, Dan