Aim: to short cut through the pages of not so useful google searches and help through the techy side of blogging know how.
You want to add pictures, links, learn about your stats, get buttons that you can click on to go places, go vlogging, become self hosted – ladies & gentlemen, this is the place to come looking.
And because technology isn’t something I seem to wrestle with, I have rounded up a group of lovely bloggers who have been here, seen it, crashed their blog and learnt from it and will share their knowledge so that you don’t have too many of those palm to forehead moments.
May I present our gurus – step forward:
Me, muddling through trying to actually work out how to work this blog thing and worrying Mr Muddling by mentioning HTML in conversation when I don’t usually have anything to do with techy stuff.
Karin from Cafe Bebe – the template tweaking and vlogging queen (and wearer of many lovely tiaras)
Vicki from Vegemitevix – owner of not one but two blogs but not a split personality and who has taught herself all about how to build a blog from scratch
Tim from Bringing Up Charlie – a proper published writer, a man who has managed to move his blog to a custom domain without losing the blog or his sanity and who knows how to launch a great meme.
Chrissie from Mediocre Mum – who isn’t at all mediocre and despite being a good Twitter friend, I realised today I’d not subscribed to her blog (oh the shame) and you should do, its great, and she has grand plans involving Skype and live chats!
The plan is quite simple – once a week, check back here and there’ll be links to new posts explaining how to do various things.
If you like it, consider putting the club badge on your blog (you see the badge over on the right, have a look at the next bit for more about how to install).
If you’ve worked out how to do something blog about it and then come over here and Mclinky the post so others can read it and learn from what you’ve done.
If you want something explaining, ask on Twitter, in the comments or by email and there’s bound to be someone here who can work it out.
And to kick proceedings off, a how to;
How to install a badge on your bog
I’ve written a little html button that you might want to pop onto your blog to say that you’re getting involved in this – I’m going to explain how to put it onto your page in Blogger and then hope that one of the WordPress gurus (Karin – help !) will come over and explain WordPress.
Install a button in your sidebar in Blogger
In your Blogger dashboard go to Layout, Page Elements (as in the picture).
Click on Add Page Element in whichever bit you fancy adding it (down one side usually works well)
Add in the text below so the box looks like this
And click save … and it should pop up ok on your sidebar – play around with where it sits and you’ve got yourself an HTML button !
The text you want to enter is
Good luck !