Hey there! I'm back with week #2 of my summer blogging series. This week is all about tiny Blogger cheats to make your blogging life better and easier.
Put this nonsense in as your title, and it tells Blogger you don't want a title. Because, you know, leaving it blank would be too obvious.
Then one day, Blogger decided it would make your pictures look nicer. Except they make your pictures look like dingy laundry. I first found out about this when a blogger emailed me because her whites were not so white.
After much digging and googling and researching, I found out that Google decided it would auto enhance your pictures. You have to go into Google+ to tell it to stop. I think that was a tricky way to get everyone to go onto Google+. Here's how you can tell Blogger to cut it out:
Need to center something on your sidebar or in a post? Just add
at the beginning of the code and
to the end of it. This comes in handy for us type A folks. When you have 7 buttons on your sidebar, and 6 of them are centered, but one is not . . . .
The dreaded black background. If that #4 was the first image in my post, it would show up as my thumbnail. Except it would look like this as the thumbnail in a reader's Bloglovin feed:
Because this is a round image is a png file, it has a transparent background. That empty background gets filled in as black most places because the Internet that sees images as rectangles. You can easily open a png file in Pixlr, Picasa, Pic Monkey, whatever your favorite editing site is and give it a white background. My blog button is round, but I have one saved with a white background to use for linkies, etc. Here's a super quick video tutorial on how to do this using Pixlr's website.
Is there anything driving you crazy on Blogger? Leave a comment!