Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The writing on the wall for Google+ comments

Bad news for anyone who ever used Google+ comments on their blog.

Rembrant's painting of Balthazar's Feast: mysterious writing on the wall
Mene, mene, tekel upharsin
Google will start deleting them on April 2 Update: or maybe February 4!. 

it will be impossible to leave a new Google+ comment after February 4—next Monday.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Adding "from your phone"
(really, Google Photos)

toolbar > insert image > Add Images > From your phone

Want to put a photo into your blog?

Someone at Google thought "from your phone" would be easier to understand than "from Google Photos."

The top portion of "from your phone" showing a row of images

I can see the point of that, though I am as likely to interact with Google Photos from my desktop as from my phone.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Adding images "from
Google Album Archive"

toolbar > insert image > Add Images > From Google Album Archive

The top row of "From Google Album Archive," showing four albums
Partial view. Each box is an album. Click to enlarge.

"From Google Album Archive" is one of six ways to add images to your blog from "Add Images." (You get "Add images" when you click the Insert Image tool in Blogger's editing window.)

The top row in this view shows four of the albums in my album archive, including one for this blog.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Adding images "from this blog"

new post > toolbar > insert image > Add 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.