Saturday, February 13, 2010

A Useful Tip

No silliness this time, blog friends. Here is a tip many of you may not know about yet and it is quite useful.

Since February 5, Blogger now does pages like WordPress, minus the tabs. If you look above this post, you will see the pages I have set up in blue. Click on “Currently Reading” and you will see a page that shows what I’m, er, reading currently. Click on “Home” and it will bring you right back here.

You will find “Edit Pages” on the Posting tab, the same place you go to do a new post. They are easy to set up, you can have ten of them, and they are great for cleaning up a crowded sidebar. Ideas for a page:

“About”—you can write your entire life story.

“100 Things About Me”—for those who have done this meme.

“Favorite Posts”—either yours or the readers, or both, with a link to each post.

Book bloggers especially should find many uses for pages (not a pun).

This tip is brought to you by . . .


Wandering Coyote said...

WordPress kicks it, though. IMHO.

Robert the Skeptic said...

[sigh] Just about the time I get something figured out, it gets "improved". I am always behind the curve, it seems. (Though the tip you gave me to eliminate using Notepad at an intermediary for posting was very useful, thanks).

Stinkypaw said...

Why do I have this feeling you've seen soemthing too cluttered and this is your way of saying we need to clean up our pages? No matter what, your tips are always welcome!

Pat said...

I tend to 'if it ain't broke...'
I used to have a side bar full of lovely awards aided by my granddaughter, then I got brave and added one myself and lost them all.
No regrets;)

Jimmy Bastard said...

Always looking out for others huh pal?

savannah said...

thanks for the heads-up, sugar! xoxoxo

Mary Witzl said...

What Robert said, and Stinkypaw. And my heart goes out to Pat.

I'm going to try this, Charlie, but I'll have to wait for a time when I'm less occupied doing other stuff. (I've been messing around, putting Stumble links on my blog, so I've run out of play time as others in this family are whining about how THEY never get to go on the internet).

I've got to stop procrastinating!

Diane said...

Well this is a great feature; dare I play around with my blog (see panic setting in).

BTW...I noticed you are reading This Is Where I Leave You, hope you are enjoying it! I'll be waiting to hear your thought.

Have a great week Charlie.

Buzzard said...

Great tip Charlie, Thanks!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I did not know about this!

This really is a great tip, as my sidebar is getting mighty crowded.

Thanks fella!

Lady_Amanda said...

Very interesting, I think I will check it out. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Valetine's Day,

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

Charlie -
Thanks for the tip - very cool. I know what I will be doing today.

Off topic:

So your getting spammed.. Me too thanks to you.

BTW - I just got a nook... I think we should have a ereader stand off.

mapstew said...

Oh Jesus no! It took me long enough to get mine the (simple) way it is, and like Pat, I'll leave it that way for now!

Anyway, how are you Charles? Keeping well I hope. :¬)

kara said... i'll have to actually spend some time utilizing this tool. i hate that.

kara said...

oh crap - i sounded just like my dad.