Learning From My Mistakes
|this is a capture of part of my first post, not too bad, but looking over the past posts I see
problems that were caused by my posting method I did not understand at the time
and that is still the case today. Recently, I learned that composing my posts on
Microsoft Word then cutting and pasting these drafts to the blogger post
form had caused problems.
the HTML code of your text. This unnecessary HTML coding can cause problems
to your Template Designer (CSS coding) and can cause problems with different
Feedburner reading sites.
cause your blog to operate better with a wide range of feed readers.
So, what I am doing now, is going back over each past post – recreating the
text with TextEditor using the “Plain Text” format – this eliminates unnecessary
coding. I will also seek help for areas that I just can’t figure out for myself
– I do attempt to give it a good try.
|earlier post on white decor -my photos have changed over time|
|more current photo on the subject – white decor|
This will be a long, tedious exercise – I wish I had learned and understood this a long time ago…many, many posts ago. But, I am also going through each post and relabeling them so that they are easier to find and confining my posts to certain ‘main’ labels and sub-labels. Perhaps some day I may move my blog to another format. Perhaps some day Blogger will implement a categorizing gadget that will allow others to find certain
|the big pink font was not what I originally intended – I was all over the place – I still
love pretty and interesting font –
|more current photo – I have come to really like this font – I hope once I can upgrade my computer that I can
begin using a compatible editing site to draft my posts once again
It is a very good thing to draft your posts off-line. You are able to save the work without fear of losing it and you can come back to the post at any time to complete your thought. I liked using Microsoft Word for the fun fonts, but for now, this is the solution for me. There are a number of
For PC’s (Windows systems):
Windows Live Writer – many bloggers have discovered this App and have been using this with great success. This App can directly connect your draft work with Blogger and WordPress among others.
Blog Desk – can be used with WordPress
Qumana can be used by both Windows and Mac
Perfect Journal – built for Blogger and it is free.
Mac Blogging and Writing Apps