Monday, October 4, 2010

Lesson in Navegating Around a Blog

If you haven't read my post from May 5 entitled Volunteering, my passions are hobbies, traveling, and volunteering. I have a lot to say about all three, even though the traveling part I am on a sabbatical ever since being displaced from my job. But I would still like to share my past travel experiences.

I started this blog and I have been thoroughly enjoying it. I have been learning something new, and I have been able to use my HTML coding that I learned in the past. I've been excited about continuing to blog and building it even more. But I know that there are a lot of people still out there that don't understand these computer extras. I thought I would give you a short tour around my blog site so that you know how to use a blog better.

What is a blog? Taken from Wikipedia, "a blog is a type of website or part of a website. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video."

What are blogs used for? It's like an online diary or information site. There are all kinds of blogs. There are blogs featuring travel, cooking, needlearts, crafts, work etc... And the list goes on and on. I am using which is a free online site to host my blog. Now just a quick tour through what you see on the blog page and how to navigate around.

The blog Home Page

Left side of blog page:

View Finished Projects on flickr

According to Wikipedia, "flickr is an image hosting and video hosting website, web services site, and online community created by Ludicorp and later acquired by Yahoo!. In addition to being a popular website for users to share and embed personal photographs, the service is widely used by bloggers to host in pages that they embed in blogs and social media."

I added pictures of all my finished projects just to show you that I do finish something in my crazy world. If you would like to see my finished projects click on the words "click here to see project photos." Flickr will open in a separate window, you can look at the pages of projects or go to a particular page by clicking on the page numbers on the bottom of the page. Or if you would like to view the separate category just for either knitting, crochet, or beading just click on the picture of your choice on the right hand side on the first page. When you are finished simply click on the red X to close the window.

The "Blog Archive" is a list of all that I posted. My blog is set up to show 14 posts as you scroll down. Under the blog archive it first tells you how many I posted for 2010 thus far. Under that the months are listed showing how many I posted for that month. To see an earlier post you need to click on the month and that post will open. As you click on the month it also lists the title of each post.

There are other things that can be added to the blog for example I added "Favorite Links." These are some of the links I love to visit the most. The list of my favorite links are actual links that you can click on to go to that particular site.

Then there is the "About Me", which I wrote a little bio. If you would like to read the whole bio to get to know more about me, click on the words "view my complete profile." When you are finished with reading the profile, you can either use the back arrow at the top left corner or click on the blog title at the bottom of the page to return to the home page of my blog.

On the right side of the page is the blog posts. Use the scroll bars to go down to see the different days that I posted for the 14 post that show up. At the end of each blog post there are three reaction boxes that you can choose just to let me know how you feel about what you read. The three are: funny, interesting, and cool. I would be interested to see what you think.

If there is a specific thing that you are looking for example, if I don't state which previous post I said something or if you want to see if I included something in particular, you can use the search which is in the left hand corner above the title and put in the word or phrase and if it is included on one of my posts then it will come up.

At the end of each post you can click on the word "comments" to open the comment box if you would like to ask a question or if you have a comment about what was said, type it in and click on "post comment" then I will respond.

I hope that this will help you enjoy my blog as well as other blogs better.

If you have any questions or would like to contact me, you can also email me at

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