Sunday, August 17, 2008

Dazed and Confused

I'm constantly looking for new ways to spice up our blog. A tweak here; another tweak there. While visiting Scrappy Sue's blog I admired her blog roll. Because imitation is the finest form of flattery, I followed Sue's lead and created a blog roll of my own. Before I created the blog roll, I had a list of favorites that I visit almost daily. But I would have to click on the link to see their most recent post date, and sometimes their blog wasn't updated from my last visit. With the blog roll, I can see the latest post title and how long ago it was posted, saving me precious time. (Saving time is important when we have sooooo many blogs to visit!)

Anyway, I'm fairly computer literate. But the blog roll has me stumped. I copied all the URLs into my blog roll. But one link - Scrappy Sue's - shows a recent post of 3 months ago, when actually she posted yesterday. Yet when I click on her blog title, it takes me to her most recent post. What am I doing wrong? I removed and re-added her link several times and it still doesn't work. Each time I tried to add Sue to my blog roll, I would get this error message "Cannot detect a feed for this URL". Can you offer any advice to this old girl?

A couple readers have asked about my signature that I sometimes show at the end of a post. You can create your own signature via with literally hundreds of fonts from which to choose in thousands of variations. It's fun, free, and easy.

Here's another blog tip. Did you know you can change the date and time of your post? Located above the PUBLISH POST button in EDIT or CREATE NEW, is a link for Post Options. You can change the date and time of your post here. Do you have any favorite blog tips that you wouldn't mind sharing?

Muchas gracias!


Chere said...

Miss, I love the helpful tips on your blog. I also how you made it okay to copy something from someone elses blog for you own.

Chere said...

My new post are not showing up on your blog roll. I just posted two new blogs recently. The blog roll says two days. Just an update.

Deb said...

I haven't ventured into the blog roll just yet. I think I am about 1-2 months behind you in blogging. Thanks for telling us how to add the signature, however, I thought you scanned your signature, then added the file to the end of your post. All by my little self, I figured out how to change the date and time of my post as sometimes I prepare a blog for publication a few days in advance. Other than that, I don't have any new tricks, but I will gladly share when this old dog does learn something new.
Yes, we have to get together for dinner. Just keep in mind that I am currently in Cumming and it's very far from Fayetteville!!!

scrappysue said...

let's face it debra - blogger HATEs me! go to any of my blog friends and their blogrolls all tell the same sad story!!! no-one knows what to make of it. anyone that knows me knows that i update almost daily!

i might go get me a fancy signature tho!!!

Debra (a/k/a Doris, Mimi) said...

Well at least I know I'm not doing something wrong on my end. Sue updates almost daily, but it shows a recent post date of 3 months ago. Well, I just know I have to check in with her every day and not rely on the blog roll. Thanks Sue!

Chere, you're blogger posts are updating perfectly on my blog roll. No problems with yours :)

Thanks all for your input! Happy blogging, ya'll ;)

Judyann said...

Love the blog roll and noticed it immediately. I've updated today (Aug. 18th). That's a great help to me since I check your blog first and then go to everyone else's.

Roxanne Schwandt said...

Deb, when you go to add your signature in your post, how do you attach it in there??