Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Linking up/blogging lessons

Wow...what a weekend I've had learning more about the blog! Amy @ Whisper Wood Cottage took time to answer my email regarding how to grab a button to link up at a party. I appreciate the time she spent to list the 15 steps in simple form for me to be able to make this happen. Now, over at the blackeye-pea-crate blog you can click on the button at the bottom and see other blogs listed. It is such fun to see what everyone else is doing, and learn a new craft!  I need to go to blogging there's a need for ya! Thanks again for the patient folks that are willing to help us newbies!  So this was her directions! I even followed the procedure to cut and paste her email here...just in case other newbies....that were not raised with a computer( we were raised with hula hoops and Barbie dolls...) need some help and directions...Thanks again for the tip!


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show details Jan 17 (2 days ago)
No problem! I'll do my best to walk you through it.

1. Go to my blog ( On the sidebar, you will see the party button. Next to the button is the "html code box." HTML is the language that allows computers and the web to communicate with each other.
2. Select/highlight all the text in the html code box.
3. Hold down the control key and hit the letter C. This will copy the text.
4. Go to your Blogger Dashboard
5. Click on "edit posts."
6. Find the post that you linked up to the party. Click edit next to the name of that post.
7. That will open up a new page in which you will see your post and be able to edit it. At the top of the window where your post content is located, you will see two tabs: a "compose" tab and an "edit HTML" tab. Click on the "edit HTML" tab.
8. Now you will see a bunch of letters, numbers, etc. This is the HTML code that tells the web how you want your post to look. Scroll all the way to the bottom of that text window.
9. Place the cursor at the very bottom below all other text.
10. Hold down the control key and hit the letter V. This will paste the HTML text that you copied from my blog.
11. Now click on the "compose" tab.
12. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the post. You should see the button there.
13. Above the button, type "Linked up to:"
14. When it looks like you want it, click on the Publish Post button.
15. Go to your blog and your post should be changed.

Hopefully that makes sense. Let me know if you have further questions! 


Thanks again Amy for sharing your expertise with us!

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