Preferably something stronger then apple cider. This moving has me tired out. Alerts from AOL, my comment alerts there, alerts here, emails with questions, trying to get to all the blogs here and still trying to straighten up my place. :::sigh::: No wonder we all hate moving. Doesn't matter if it's this or in real life. No worries I'm not complaining just stating..............
I read an entry on AOL regarding saving your journal. Thanks Jeannette, I hope you don't mind that I share it here.
'I heard the news today that our journals are disappearing. AOL in it's wisdom decided to get rid of us. I'm sure many of you want to save your journal to read later and maybe pass it on to future generations. I tried to save mine by following AOL's garbled instructions with no success. Finally I opened up Internet Explorer and Googled my journals address. When it came up I clicked the 'file' box in the top left hand window, left clicked to get the drop down box then left clicked 'save as'. A new box appears on screen, just click 'save' and it saves your journal in your documents where you can access it any time.'
Now it sounded so easy to me. Way to easy. I gave it a shot since I was thinking just starting fresh here. No carry-over. Call me a bitch but I don't think I want to give AOL the satisfaction of moving me. Anyway, I did mine and it appeared to work. I thought, what happens when it's gone? Well I didn't want to delete it just yet so I did a test journal I had, then deleted that one. Low and behold it appears to work. It opens no problem and all is there even the freakin add that says AOL is kicking us in the a$$. Comments did not come over ... but oh well. Now if you try it and it's there then disappears later I don't want anyone coming back to me. I'm just sharing information that APPEARS to work. :)
So much to learn so much to do. I'm slowly getting this up and running. Still lots of dust, but as I look around we all have that dust. A few things I've learned. Go to customize and look at the options. There you will find so much. Font size, color, so on so forth.
Animation? Oh yes I have figured it out. Like AOL Blogger doesn't pull animation in from your hard drive you still need to use an outside source. I use photobucket and it is free. Use the first code photobucket gives you. Then when in entry mode select add picture, and paste the code in the URL slot. Presto! Animation. You all know how important this is to me since so many of my tags are animated. Please make note of this so the animation stays on your graphic. :::puppy dog eyes::: paaleaase? I will most likely start doing smaller tags because I can't seem to figure out how to leave them real size and they surely look like shit resized by blogger... ummmmmmmmm......... and ya know I hate that too. GRRRRRRRRRRRR But not something we can control on this site but I'll try.
Adding to your sidebar. Oh what fun. Go to customize, add gadget. You have a list of choices. Some pre-made things some you can add your own. I know we are all learning and trying to get things in order. I don't think it will be too bad... or maybe I will regret saying that. LOL Either way, share what you know. Remember if you are using an html code use that option under gadgets and paste the code in the box. You can move items around on your side bar too :)
Getting your comment alerts via email. Go to customize, settings, comments. Fill in the email address you want them to go to. One thing I haven't figured out yet is how to get your email to send the alert to me. Currently most come from a no reply address and I don't always have everyone's email. This could be an issue when requesting tags. You'll have to leave it in the comment ... does anyone know how to do it different so the mail comes from the user/commenter??
See that 'follower' thingy on my sidebar? It's a charm. I've added myself to all the blogs I know of so far. Then I can go to my dashboard and see what's happening, get entries, etc. I'm thinking this will work like an alert and not clog your mailbox. Only thing I don't know is how long entries stay up there.. eventually older ones will fall off so I'm thinking I have to check everyday or several times a day with the way some write ::grin::
I've been horrible in the comment section of those blogs I visited. I've had so much going on here, and then with the freakin mess I just said 'gotcha' or something. I promise that will change and soon. Know I care about what everyone is going through and if I can help I will.
Hope everyone is doing well and getting settled.