Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tips for Using Blogger

Me with "All the Colors" at the Springfield Museum of Art's Annual Members' Juried Exhibition last month.

I can't believe it's been a whole year since I started this blog. This is my 65th post, which means I'm posting more than one per week, and I have 39 wonderful followers, over half of whom I've never met. There have been an average of 10 people per day looking at the blog.

In that time I've picked up a few tricks, here are two of them:  

Loading multiple photos in the order you want them.

Decide what photos you want to use before you start a new post and load up the photos in reverse order, so the photo you want to be last in your post is the first photo you attach.

For multiple photos, after the first one is selected (but before you click on "Upload Image") select "Add Another Image" then find the photo you want to be second to the last, and so on. The photo you want to appear first on the blog will be the last one you load. (Thanks to Lisa Q. who gave me this tip.)

Copying and pasting text.

When I first started this blog, I know I was able to copy and paste in the Compose view, but somewhere along the way, I lost that option. Maybe it's a different version of Windows, or maybe I'm using a different browser, but I can no longer paste into the Compose view.

So now if I want to paste text, I'll write "HERE" in the Compose view, then change to the Edit Html view, find where I typed the word "HERE" and paste the text over it, go back to the Compose view and there's the text that I pasted.

Do you have any tips that you want to share? If so, post them in the comments section.


Unknown said...

Well my dear, you've got another follower as of today....I love those tips, and I'm going to follow you to see if you come up with any more. I have such a hard time doing some of these things and both those tips were very relevant for me. Thanks so much

Pamela said...

Great tip for the order of photos. It's a pain to have to try to rearrange them after, so thinking about it before hand is a great idea!