Control Your Destiny-Or at Least Your Blog ThumbnailWednesday, July 9, 2014
This cracks me up:
BUT DO YOU KNOW WHAT? That goofy Mr. Bean photo was not my thumbnail today. Because I now control my thumbnail destiny.
Here's what I did:
•Went to the very top of my post and inserted the picture I did want for my thumbnail. (At this point, the picture is on twice. Don't stress about it right now.)
•Now for the scary part. I switched over to HTML (look in your top left corner under your blog title).
•Delete the first line of the code.
•Insert this line in its place:
<div class="separator" style="clear: both; display: none; text-align: center;">
•Switch back to Compose.
•Boom. That's it. You just controlled your thumbnail destiny. (Don't believe me? Switch over to preview. You won't see your first picture. But it's there, so blog reader sites pick it up as the first blog post image.)
Will this change your life? No. But sometimes I rewrite or rearrange a post because of the thumbnail. Now I don't have to waste time thinking about it. Instead, I can waste time on Pinterest with nonsense like this: