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Sharing Saturday Stuff from the Cosmic Cow Pie

Sharing Saturday Stuff from the Cosmic Cow Pie.

I like to laugh while I learn and share stuff on Saturday!  So you might laugh as I share what I have been learning but if you don't know how to do some of these things you might find this helpful.

Being new to blogging means, every day I am learning something!

My activerain friends are making it so much easier to post pretty content so I thought I would make a summary of some tips that have helped me with my blogs. Thank you to Charles Perkins, Pamela Cendejas, Michael Thornton and Anna Banana for all your help.


With a Little Help from My Friends - The Beatles ( Bugs & Friends )

Embedding a video or music... easy once you know how! 

1. Open the video or song.

2. Look for the embed code.

3. Copy the embed code.

4.  Be sure you save all your written content in WYSIWYG before you add your embedded         image.

5.  Open up HTML in the entry section after having saved your written content.

6.  Paste the embed code in the HTML section of the blog entry.

7.  Save the draft and see if it worked! 

Creating Color and different size fonts in your blog post.

1.  Download Mozilla Firefox as a browser.

2.  Open and click Tools go down to Add-ons click on ScribeFire and install.

3. Open ScribeFire and write your blog.  There is different font size and color. 

4.  Copy your blog from ScribeFire and Paste into a new blog at activerain.

5.  Save your blog post and view your new color creative content!

How to make words in post content into a hyperlink.

1. Highlight the word you want to become a live link.

2. Go up to the edit bar and find the connected chain.. not the broken chain for activerain. In    scribeFire the link feature looks like a world.                                                                                

3. Click the chain or world and a window opens. 

4. Type the url of the link you want to be live.

5. Name the link.

6. Click insert.

7.  The word you wanted live should now be blue and link to the url you identified! 

For me this was FUN stuff making my blog posts much better!

If you have some great ideas about blogs, social media or networking please come share them at Cosmic Cow Pie Group in activerain, also the Cosmic Cow Pie Group in facebook and the Cosmic Cow Pie Group at linkedin, where you can meet people wanting to grow and network in cyberspace!

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Comment balloon 8 commentsCarra Riley & Declan Kenyon • September 26 2009 05:54PM

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Carra--There is a learning curve to blogging that just never ends! I know how to do some things and not others. These are great tips for anyone wanting to add a bit more pizzazz to their blog! Good info!

Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) over 10 years ago

Teri,

Thank you for the encouraging words!  I still need to know how to wrap words around a picture and how to make numbered items or bullets points with 2 spaces between them.  When I use the format in ar it make the list single spaced and I think that is hard to read when you are trying to make a list... so if you know how to do those two things you could create a blog.. or send me an e-mail or post.. Pamela taught me how to do the words into a link on a post response.. and I was one happy girl!

Thanks for stopping by the Cosmic Cow Pie.

 

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

Carra,

I've got a post coming out in about 10 minutes on blogging; you might find it a good read.

Posted by Terry Chenier (Homelife Glenayre Realty) over 10 years ago

Terry,

I will be excited to read it.. I always enjoy what you have to share!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

Always good stuff to know, Carra.  It's great to share what you are learning while you are learning it.  You never know who it's going to help.

Posted by Heather Chavez, Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 10 years ago

Heather,

Yes when I learn and write it helps reinforce what I am learning.  I need hope on one thing.. how to post a picture and wrap around it.. so the picture is not in the middle or the side with all that white space... I haven't found the right blog to answer that question..

Thanks for stopping by the Cosmic Cow Pie.

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

Hi Carra,

I use IE but downloaded Firefox to try ScribeFire.  I did a post on it and when I copy and pasted it worked except the color didn't copy.  I can't figure out why. 

Posted by Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate (RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage) over 10 years ago

Jenny,

So happy you made a comment here... I have a friend who wanted to know some of the things I posted here.. I forgot I had even written it... I used the ScribeFire to write this one but my color came through..  could be a Jeramy question he usually gets back to you right away or has a post that answers the questions... Sorry I don't know why the color did not come through! 

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

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