you will want to start by clicking on the "design" section listed on your dasboard
next select the "edit HTML" option
before making any coding changes to your blog, it is always a good idea to download a full template of your design to your computer first. this way, if something goes wrong you have a back up of your original design.
once you are done downloading your template, you will need to go into the coding and find the wording above. you can hit control F to specify wording to be found. type template-skin and it will bring you to this section!
now you will want to find value= on the first line of code. here you will see the pixel width. in this example the value is already set to 1000. you can change this number to whatever you would like. typically 1100px or 1200px gives you the perfect amount of extra space!
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