Monday, December 29, 2008


I am so aggravated right now. I'm trying really hard to keep my mouth shut and my heart from sinning in itself but I would really like to throw a temper tantrum. I was going to do a daybook post but I'm too disgusted with it right now. I guess I need a "Blogging for Dummies" book or something, but I cannot seem to add a picture or the daybook button without messing up the text of the post. And I have no clue how to make the links compacted (does that make any sense?) Man...I need some chewing gum. Anyone have any helpful articles you might point me to? Sister needs some help, lol.


  1. First of all...stop, take a deep breath, everything's gonna be OK. I think you're like me -- everything is a big deal, even if it isn't. I don't know how many times I get so frustrated with my computer that I want to drop it off the Empire State Building. Seriously, computers are like that. It will be OK.

    Second, I'm not completely sure what you mean by a 'daybook button' you mean a photo in your post? I can help you some with photos, but I'm not completely sure what a daybook button is. Is it a photo with a link behind it?

    Third, photos often do mess up's just a fact of Blogger (and one that takes some adjusting to!). First of all, I have found that if you add a photo to existing text in your post, it will mess up the spacing of the text something horrible. And you can't always tell what it looks like until you see it in Preview...or worse yet, until you publish it. Let me just say, once you publish a post, consider it done and out of your hands. Most of the time, if you don't catch a spacing problem BEFORE you publish, it's going to be that way forever (or at least as long as you have the blog) :). So, the moral of the story is to check preview before you publish, and once you publish, just live with it.

    What I have found to be the easiest way to deal with it is to add the photos BEFORE you add the text. On longer posts that usually means I have to write out the post beforehand in Word or something, but I don't usually mind, since it helps my spacing. Also, add first the photos that you want on the bottom of the makes it easier to sort them around.

    If this doesn't make sense, or if you need more help, let me know and I might be able to help more. Oh and by the way, you don't have to keep the comment section like this (a window at the bottom of the post) if you don't want to. Blogger just changed that, by default it does this now, but it doesn't have to stay that way if you don't like it. :) Anyway, I hope you and your husband have a great New Year, and if you need any more help let me know. :)

  2. Oh, Rebekah. You hit the nail on the head! Machines just seem to hit a nerve with me. I used to work in a factory and had to use several air guns and would lose my cool on a regular basis. But I have all the patience in the world with people (most of the long as I'm not trying to shop) Oh well.

    The button is a new thing for me. I'm calling it that because that's what Peggy calls it and that's who I got it from, so that's what I call it now, lol. But yes, it's a picture that I guess is supposed to be a "blog landmark"? I managed to do one post correctly once before, but I couldn't remember how, but I will try it how you suggested next time :)

    I've been pretty good so far about previewing, but not spell-checking, so it's possible that I look like a prime candidate for "Hooked on Phonics". I did a spell check on one post and had misspellings that made me laugh.

    Do you know anything about converting links? I guess that's what you call it...somehow the link is changed and shortened from the www-whatever to a name. I don't have a clue how to do that.

    I really hope you come back and see this, because I cannot tell you how much I appreciate this! :) Thank you so much!!

  3. Mrs. Hester:

    Hello. I am new to your blog. I found your name via Generation Cedar. I read your profile that you are a "late bloomer wife." I can relate to that since I didn't marry until "late" in life myself. Maybe we can provide comfort for each other?

    At any rate, don't feel too bad about the computer stuff. Heck! I can't even make my own blog (which is why I don't have one). So, you already have "one-up" on me (smiles).

    Anyway, take care and have a nice day.

  4. Hello Mrs. Lady Sofia! Thank you so much for stopping by, I'm pretty new around here myself :) I love visiting Kelly at Generation Cedar, she is such a wise woman. I look forward to talking (or typing :) more with you!

    I hope you have a wonderful day as well.

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