Friday, October 29, 2010

Quick Tips for Blogger Readers and Writers

-I debated for a little bit whether to post these tips or not.  They are quite simple and I might be the only one that didn’t know about them.  So at the risk of yall reading this post and saying, “Duuuh!”, here are a couple of things I discovered about Blogger.

To Go To Blogger Home {Dashboard}:
Before I realized this, I use to click on “New Post” on the top, right corner of the screen, then on “Dashboard”. Turns out that if you click on the Blogger icon on the top, left corner of the screen, it takes you straight to the Dashboard.

To  Search for a Specific Topic:
Many blogs have a “search” button.  For those that don’t, type a key word in the box next to the Blogger icon on the top, left hand side of the screen, then click the magnifying glass next to that.  A search for that keyword will generate and bring up any posts with that word in the post title or content.
Note:  At one point, I had a search button in my blog but it wouldn’t work so I ended up taking it off.

Viewing the Reading List on the iPhone:
I don’t have the time to look through the blogs I follow on a desktop all the time.  In fact, most of the time I read them is on my iPhone.  The problem was that I thought I could only see a couple of updates at a time through my Reading List.

Turns out that if I place TWO fingers on the iPhone screen and scroll, it scrolls inside the box only, not the entire page.   So by placing two fingers, I can scroll through my Reading List box. The iPhone recognizes that there are two fingers instead of one and does it’s magic!
 Note: Finding this out made me feel really out of touch with technology!

So there you have it.  The few things I’ve recently figured out about Blogger & my iPhone.  Just goes to show, you’re never too old to learn! 

Do you have any tips you want to share?  Leave me a Sunny Note, chances are that you’ll teach us something new.  I

Yanet  IIIII
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10 Sunny Notes:

Brandi said...

thanks for the tips! I'm new at this, so every little bit helps!

Brooke G. said...

THANKS!!! I had no idea about the dashboard trick. I always do that too - click new post and then dashboard - and ughhh - it seems so silly. THANKS for that tip :D You rock!

Renze said...

Thanks so much! I was just wondering to myself today, "why isn't there a way to go straight to Dashboard?" Now I know ... yea!!

Tru@TRU TALES FEATS said...

I didn't know that the icon took you to Dashboard. I assumed wrongly that it took you to some blogger homepage, since it says blogger.com. Thanks for the tips.

Kristen said...

I didn't know about the dashboard icon either! Thanks!

Do you know if there is a way to search blogger for blogs on specific topics? I've been wanting to read blogs of other pregnant women, but I'm not sure how to go about it.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

This is so funny because I wrote about the "B" taking you to your dashboard too when I did my blog tip post. I thought I was the only one that didn't know that but decided to add it along with my tip on getting rid of word verification. I don't have an iphone but that is a pretty cool tip!

michelle said...

Great tips! I was just reading my blogs for the first time yesterday on my iphone and I couldn't figure out how to scroll inside the box! Awesome! Thank you!!!

Cathy @ The Far Fifty said...

One more person who didn't know that the icon took you back to the dashboard!

LauraS said...

Great Post!! Super appreciated :)

Teachinfourth said...

I should have known about the icon…but I didn't before this.

Mucho gratitudeo.