Saturday, September 6, 2008

i'm not sure how to add a link, so ...

WOW - I somehow managed to get a photo of my finished September page on the Flickr site. I didn't know i'd be learning all this cyber-stuff as a result of joining BJP! But it is well worth the effort, and who knows, someday i might start my own blog. Of course, i have no idea how to insert that cute little highlighted 'goto' flickr into my text yet (!), so I made this post to let you know it's there for viewing, along with a few others. BTW: I used to view the slide show from last year and stare at my screen mezmerized. Can't wait to see what eye candy this year brings.


Marty S said...

Thanks for sharing your photo. I imagine your page would have been both difficult and comforting to do.

No kidding about the techie stuff! I've learned more in the past two weeks than it the past--well, who knows?

Last night I even got out the two instruction manuals for the camera to figure out how to take better photos.

Now I have to figure out how to get into the Flikr site without going through about 6 sideways steps.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

KrispiS said...

Hi Marty S from Krispi S----
Last year there was a post from Robin on June 5th, 2007 that explained step by step how to post photos.... I've saved it on my desktop because I can't seem to remember how each time! LOL! Here is what she wrote then:

How to do LINKS in your post

It's sooo easy!

Write your text in the text window.

Highlight any word or phrase you want linked by the click and drag method.

Click on the link symbol (picture of globe and chain), located on the tool bar at the top of the text box. This will open a small window for you to add your link information.

Select type of link. Generally this would be the default setting (http:) used for a link to a website or blog. Sometimes, if I want to post a link to an email address, I click the dropdown arrow to select (mailto:) the setting for linking to email.

Type in the URL of your link. If you want the link to work properly, you must type every detail of it correctly. I don't trust my typing that much. If you're like me, minimize the posting window and open a new window in your browser. Get the website or blog online. Highlight the URL from the Address bar, right click on it, select copy. Close or minimize the window. Return to the posting window, right click on the blue-highlighted http: in the URL box, and click paste. The correct URL should now be seen in the box.

Click OK to close the link window. You should now see your link highlighted like this: (Robin's blog - new post). The underline, colored text indicates you were successful in making your link. When you finish posting, click PUBLISH, then VIEW BLOG.

Check your link! When viewing your post, click on your link to make sure it works properly. 99.9% of the time it will work fine. Once in a great while, I'll highlight a URL to copy, but miss a little bit on the end. If your link doesn't work, you can go to edit posts, click on edit and re-assign the link using the same steps as above.