Saturday, January 12, 2019

Adding images "from this blog"

Add Images with From this blog selected, showing images from the blog
Partial view. Click to enlarge.
"From this blog" lets you insert images you've previously added to your blog.

It's one of six options you'll see once you click the Insert Image tool in Blogger's editing window.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Upload photos into Blogger

new post > toolbar > insert image > Add images > Upload

Picture are great, and you can add them right into your blog from Blogger's edit window.

"Upload" lets you import an image from your computer or other device.

The top half of the Add Images tool with Upload selected
Click to see at full size.

"Upload" is one of six image-inserting options available from "add images." That's the window you get (shown, in part) when you click the Insert Image tool in Blogger's editing window.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Free unlimited photos on Blogger

an old-fashioned camera
Now, when you upload an image into your blog, it will never count towards the storage you have from Google.

That's the result of two recent changes to how Blogger handles images.

Consequently it is no longer necessary to resize images before adding them to your blog.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

My Blogger wish list for 2019

Dear Google,

Man making a wish by blowing on a dandelion
I have been good this year! I've blogged regularly (not here, but on my main blog), and been helpful in the Blogger Help Forum.

I know Blogger from a user's perspective, and really like the platform. So, I have some ideas for how to make it better—not just for me, but for users generally.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Blogger versus WordPress


2 men arm wrestling over a pile of money

They are both good. But not perfect.

"They" are the two leading blogging platforms, WordPress and Blogger.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Clever but doomed, Google+ prepares to go

An orange plus sign and a question mark

This month Google announced that Google+, its "social layer" that at one time seemed on track to be Google, will end for "consumers" next August.

Update: March.

The implications for Blogger, including the status of Google+ comments and the transition path for bloggers who use Google+ for their profile pages, are not yet clear.

I'd like to take a moment, though, to reflect on what this tells us about our digital lives in general and our relationship to Google in particular.

Google+ was doomed to fail. And Google is a strange place.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Never delete a Blogger blog.

Avert Regret

Shoe about to step on a banana peel

OK, "never" is an exaggeration. But not a big one.

If you have a blog you don't want any more, a better alternative is often to make it private.