Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Tag cloud

Today's plan is to get a tag cloud widget working.

Results: Well, that was easy. You just go to Customize, Add a Gadget, then Labels, and click on 'Tag Cloud". Check on how you want your tags sorted. Save. Then move it to where you want it. I put mine near the bottom so scroll down to see it.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

I Need Spellcheck

I love the new editor on blogger, but the spell check button seems to be gone. Anyone else know what happened to it? There ABC icon is for strikethrough now, not spelling.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

New Update Editor

Today while noodling around I found out how to enable the Email button on the settings page so people can now email my blog entries to all their friends. I found that little tidbit in a library book. While fixing that I happened upon a button that said update to the better more improved editor. So I clicked on that and it applied to all my blogs. Now the 'add a photo' icon is gone! But it didn't go too far. If you click on the compose tab there is all the photo editing buttons. It's supposed to be easier and better to add or resize or place photos where you want them. I'll give it a try.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Trying Again

Tonight I decided to try these directions: I love how all this sites tell me how easy it is to do, and then I still can't do it.

Shazam I just got it to work! Whew. I erased the old template and tried again with a new template and had to tweak the photobucker url a bit to exactly match the example in the hot link above. I'd about given up when it finally worked.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

I Love Torley

Thanks I needed this:

Still Dinkin' Around

I found this new set of directions here: and I feel like they should work, but no luck so far.


After about two hours of fiddling around I've gotten nowhere. My background photo still isn't showing up. It's supposed to look like this photo. Still don't know what I'm doing wrong.

Making a New Template

I've been to nearly a dozen help sites, but this one looks like it may actually tell me what I want to know

Collage Background

I want to start using my own collages for backgrounds on my blogs. Here are a few samples. I also want to add original music, and I don't know how to do that either.

CSS and Background

Today's quest is to figure out how to make a new and unique blog background with animations, bells and whistles and so forth and break away from the prestructured blogger templates that have made me feel locked in and confined for years. So far I'm drowning in computer lingo but I did just find out that CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. What I haven't figured out is how to download a template to my hard drive and then add my own background photo. That is quest #1.