Monday, March 20, 2023

Old wiring

A tangled collection of old, dirty wires and switches
photo: yung chang

Increasingly over the past two years, bloggers in the help community say they can't

  • sign in from their blog—from the public "front end" of the blog at, connecting to the back end at
  • leave comments on blogs—even their own!—from their Google accounts
  • find the quick-edit tools
  • managing comments on their blogs, or delete comments they made on other blogs

These problems (often) have the same cause: Blogger's outdated dependence on tracking cookies.

Monday, March 13, 2023

Modern image manager debuts

19th century illustration of a gentleman using an electronic apparatus to view an image of a woman.

Google stashes the images you upload into your blog in the Album Archive, their online home that is separate from Google Photos.

Now, Google has written a new back end for those images, available today at

Saturday, March 11, 2023

New blog—and account

A hand-lettered sign reading, "Welcome, please come in!"
photo: aaron burden

Are you new in town? Welcome!

In this guide for newcomers, the  symbol indicates my personal recommendations for success.

Monday, February 20, 2023

A blog is a...database?

Columns of alphanumeric characters falling down a black computer screen
Image: geralt

Not only is a blog a kind of database, but a defining characteristic of a blog is having database superpowers.

Namely, the ability to filter posts in different ways.

Friday, January 27, 2023

Super Tech Fun Pak


A cartoon light grey computer with a widescreen and opened browsers with green backgrounds with multiple streaming and social media sites opened, and a number of icons like a laughing emoticon, red heart, magnifying glass, light bulb, speech balloon, and a facebook thumbs up like floating on top.

I avoid giving advice, or solutions, that involve code.

Yet here are some code-based tricks that I use.

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Paragraph vs Normal spacing

Google gave us a perplexing, nay, maddening issue about the spaces between paragraphs when it introduced the latest iteration of Blogger in 2020.

Blogger provides a drop-down menu of paragraph styles that are mostly self explanatory, eg Heading, Subheading, and so forth.

But there are two choices for regular body text, Paragraph and Normal.

What are these for, and what should you use?

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Undelete deleted posts


A Baroque style painting of a trash can in heaven

New this past month: Undelete. For posts and pages.

I do not apologize for feeling giddy about this.