Happy Birthday Yvonne and Ellie!
Before I start today I wanted to make sure we wish Yvonne of Welcome to My World of Poetry and Ellie at Ella's Edge. It's also the 9th birthday of Yvonne's granddaughter. Hope you'll stop by their blogs and leave your birthday greetings.
Adding Pictures to your daily post
There were some questions about how to add pictures to a blog post. This was in reference to the upcoming FIFTEEN FANTASY ISLAND FAVORITES blog event that is coming up on next Monday May 17th. For this post we are hoping that you are able to add the images of the album covers that correspond to each of your favorites. Some have said they are unable to put up more than 5 images while some have said they don't know how to put up images at all. I am going to try to help you with this and any other readers who know more or can express it better are asked to add what knowledge you can.
I will be the first to admit that I am not the best one for this task as I do not have any great technical proficiency and I probably do not explain the how to very well. But I will try. I am going to go on the assumption that what I see I blogger is the same as what you are seeing. If that premise is correct, then I hope it will be clear, but if you have something different then help may have to come from someone else.
Here's what I did:
1) I found images of album covers through a Google search and saved them to my picture files.
2) In the tool bar on the page for composing a New Post go to the picture frame icon to the right of "Link" and click on that "Add an Image" icon.
3) In the box that pops up, left click on the "Browse" button and locate your picture files. Find the picture you want to use, left click on it, and click "open". The picture should download into the window. Highlight the picture you wish to add and click "okay". The picture should now appear onto your post screen at which time you can move it to where you want it. Actually this is where I have the most problems. Sometimes it takes me several attempts to fix the picture into the location I want it. I haven't figured out how to solve that one yet except for trial and error.
4) I haven't seen where there is any limit to the pictures I can download from my files to my post. In the window where you download pictures you may only see a limited number appear, but there should be an arrow at the bottom of that window that will take you to the next page of pictures.
Blogger offers many help topics and tutorial videos that will help you with topics such as the one that I've just discussed and many others. This is one of the best ways of learning about various blog issues if you don't have someone right there to show you. If you click on the "help" tab at the top of your dashboard page you will find all sorts of topics for which reasonably good explanations are given. I would suggest trying these one at a time and moving on to another once you've mastered one.
For example if you want the topic of how to post pictures, you would end up at:
I've also found helpful tutorials by just Googling the topic you are looking for and often you can find a pretty good answer if you look long enough. Also, Blogger offers a help forum where you can ask questions and you will usually get several helpful answers.
I think the key is not to get frustrated and quit too early. When you run into something that is really giving you a problem, try to find an answer or help source that suits you and calmly take your time to think through the process. The solution is often much easier than you thought it would be.
And on the Fantasy Island Favorites post, if you can't get the pictures on your site it's certainly not the end of the world. Just make the post interesting in your own creative way. After all, it's all for fun in the first place.