Sunday, April 23, 2017

My Blogging Epiphany (an Update)



For this April’s A to Z Blogging Challenge, fellow participant Mary Burris (who hosts Jingle JangleJungle) inspired me to insert video. I managed to figure out how to do that via Youtube after struggling with my tendency to get overwhelmed by too much information.

It’s so obvious now. As she said you click 'share', then 'embed'. ~sigh~ At least I have that technique down.

Formatting text became my next challenge. For some reason, video insertion changed what all ready satisfied me in former previews.

Then I realized that I could probably insert video HTML code within text entered into Blogger’s ‘compose’ mode. I went to my original MSWord document containing my post and typed the words INSERT VIDEO HERE in each spot intended for video.

No, I don’t mean to virtually shout. I put the words in all caps so as to more easily find them within the HTML code. And voila! It worked. What a relief.

Have you found any convenient fixes for plaguing little issues? Don’t you wish you figured it out earlier?

To celebrate, I’m going to share a bonus video. Enjoy.



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8 comments:

  1. Took me so many trial and error attempts to even create a blog in the first place! I'm glad you figured out the video thing. I love your blog.

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    1. Thank you, my friend. I enjoy reading about your heroic exploits and brave DIY projects. Be well!

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  2. Oh me...I used to be able to figure all that out without an issue...but with age and fibro fog, I don't even fool with things much anymore. HAHA...

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    1. I think you do a fantastic amount of things. Your garden, paintings, and craft projects amaze me. And you give so much to others! You rock.

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  3. I don't like the extra coding that word documents create. What I do is write the post in word, copy to Notepad, and then copy the Notepad version into blogger compose section. Sometimes, I'll write directly on Notepad and then copy into blogger. The 'INSERT VIDEO' does come in handy to place your code in the correct spot.

    Have you played with the "Theme" section - 'Customize'? That's always fun to play with too.

    ~Mary
    Jingle Jangle Jungle
    #AtoZChallenge 1970's Billboard Hits

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    1. Thanks for the great tips, Mary! I haven't played with the theme in a long time. Perhaps I should. Be well!

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  4. So glad that worked out for you, Darla. Loved the video - reminded me of my Uncles singing together - barbershop quartets are wonderful.

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    1. Thank you, Corinne! I appreciate you stopping by with a kind word. Be well!

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