Synopsis Contents Index


what you’ll do

how this book works

the web site

blogger in draft

useful tools

getting help

an additional resource

1. starting your blog

start at blogger.com

set up an account

name your blog

choose a template

publish your first post

the dashboard

use the new post editor

sign out and in

extra bits

2. writing your blog

add a new post

edit a post

add a link

save a draft

publish a draft

add formatting

add a jump break

add labels

change the date/time

control commenting

delete a post

extra bits

3. adding multimedia

upload images

place an(other) image

move an image

wrap text around

resize an image

remove an image

view images on Picasa

embed YouTube videos

add audio

extra bits

4. personalizing your blog

layout settings

page elements

reorder page elements

add a description

add a header image

edit Blog Posts area

remove a gadget

add a gadget

add a Link List gadget

add Slideshow gadget

add Labels gadget

change colors

change fonts

change date display

archive daily

extra bits

5. working with templates

pick a new template

adjust a new template

edit a template

add a variable

use a new variable

back up a template

extra bits

6. blogging from afar

set up SMS blogging

blog via SMS

set up MMS blogging

blog via MMS

set up email blogging

blog via email

blog from the toolbar

extra bits

7. telling others about yourself

the About Me gadget

view your profile

edit your profile

edit privacy settings

edit identity settings

add photo to profile

add audio to profile

add general info

add searchable bits

search other profiles

extra bits

8. getting others to contribute

leave/view comments

allow anonymity

require humans

moderate comments

get notified

delete comments

stop comments

hide comments

display backlinks

create a backlink

add a blog author

join another’s blog

share responsibility

remove an author

restrict access

extra bits

9. getting the word out

list your blog

email new posts

syndicate your blog

add subscription links

encourage followers

follow other blogs

share posts

let visitors email posts

get indexed

track your visitors

analyze your traffic

extra bits

10. getting paid to blog

about AdSense

set up AdSense

add an AdSense gadget

adjust ad placement

add inline ads

use the AdSense site

ad units vs. link units

format and colors

track ads with channels

name your ad

place the ad

track your earnings

other affiliate programs

extra bits

a. using your own domain

choose a custom domain

tell your registrar

extra bits