Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I got it, I got it, Now I GOT to REPORT IT!!

The title of this post originates from one of those crazy 70s/80s comedies, and I think it's "What's Happening!!" Although it could just as easily have come from "Good Times" or "That's My Momma"... My senility knows no bounds. All I know is we said it ALL the time back in the day when we had something really important to announce, like gossip. But that is entirely off point, and this is NOT gossip, it's very important info! Very important indeed.

Ok, so here is what i have to report. As some of you know I have had a SERIOUS problem commenting on blogs which use the "Embedded Below Post" format. (If you are new to my world, you can catch up by scrolling down to older posts and referring to: "If a picture paints a thousand words") Well, all you people who said it was a browser problem... YOU were RIGHT! I wish I had a small prize to give you, but all I have is my gratitude and esteem.

I could NOT understand how that could be?? Because logically, it HAD to be a personal setting... either on my machine, or my blogger account or my permissions/privacy settings~ whatever, because the Great Spirit knows I've got a ton of filters on every dang thing. I hear Safari kicks butt in this regard, although I have not tried it yet. I just used my old Internet Explorer to test the theory. (I know, I know, "yech!") Anyway, problem solved. I still don't like playing musical browsers, but hell, at least I can manipulate the situation as needed. AND I do plan to download the Safari. It's free and I believe, a Mac product, so how bad can it be, right?

LESSON LEARNED:

Being locked in your own brain - 0

Listening to others, even if you cannot make head's or tails of it - 1

Ah, and while we're on the subject, could somebody PLEASE explain to me how to copy a link from another one of my blogger posts into a new post. (For instance, I could have just created a link to the post I mentioned above- "If a picture paints a thousand words", instead of the inefficient way that I had to do it because I just cannot figure out how to do this in blogger. I think I was successful once, but that may be a delusion. Anyway, if anyone has a clue, I promise promise promise I will listen. Even if you say it is my browser.

EXPERIMENT POST POST:

If a picture paints a thousand words...

Ok, ya'll so this is weird... I have to copy the date ahead of the title, then I can grab it. Then once I paste it in place, then I delete the date. This is progress!! Thanks for your suggestions Steph and IDD. I did have the show links on "yes" and I tried your copy method Steph, but no luck. However, due to your suggestions I began playing around again, and I did find something that works, rudimentarily, but hey! I am not going to be choosy.

Ok, here goes a shot at text only hyperlink copying:

Ok, yall... Petit Fleur is having a meltdown over all the blogs I love AND I cannot comment on!!!

Oh geez, ya'll are NOT going to believe THIS one! In order to copy plain old text to hyperlink, I have to copy the sentence/word I want and then right click and then choose the option to "Search Google for"... then Google pops up with the ole "Did you mean..." and then the sentence follows in hyperlink. I copy and paste it, and voila! I am sure there is an easier way, but this is STILL progress!! Thanks ya'll! See, old dogs CAN learn. They really can!

AND just to prove it some more, I'm going to mess around doing it Steph's way because I know I've seen that dang chain icon!

I know I can't expect the world to change for me, but I can damn sure be frustrated about it!!
And... I am.


Whoa!! It took about 3 tries, but I got it!!! Woo hoo~ You made my whole day, ya'll. Crazy, huh? Something that small can cause all this relief! Whew. Thanks. Many, many thanks.

8 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

Go to the place you want linked. Copy it. Highlight the text you want people to click on to go to the link. Then click on the little icon that looks like an alien in your blog toolbar. That will give you a place to paste your link in.
Voila!
And it's not your browser and Hank had to tell me how to do it.

Ms. Moon said...

P.S. Also try Firefox as a browser. It's free too.

Petit fleur said...

See, that's where the trouble comes in. It will NOT copy just the line I want. It copies the whole dang page automatically and seemingly there is not a damn blasted thing to do about it. (Another one of my settings?? donno. UGH!)

Thanks anyway. I was hoping I could pop over for a short tutorial one day about some other stuff. I know you don't think you know things, but you DO! And if Hank is there, so much the better. :-)

Steph said...

You need to copy the bit up in the address bar, it will look like this:

http://petitfleursadventures.blogspot.com/2009/07/if-picture-paints-thousand-words.html

Then, highlight the text you want to be the link, click the little icon to create a link (has chain link) and paste the address into that little pop-up box.

Identify with Dexter said...

After your experienced advice regarding checking my settings, I discovered quite a few bells and whistles. Maybe one that could help your links/URL cause is going to the Formatting tab in your dashboard and choosing "show link fields." Perhaps you have already done so or I'm too neophyte to understand what your conundrum is actually about, but it's worth a shot. I really like your honest writing style, by the way. Have you considered writing professionally?

Petit fleur said...

Thanks Steph. I tried it, but could not achieve. It may be I'm just not getting it entirely, but I did try.

IDD Thanks for your suggestion also. It was a really good one that I could have easily missed.

Thanks for your compliment on my writing. I have thought about writing, but I donno. I feel like other than spewing my own opinions about stuff, what else would I write about? How would I sell it? I have thought about having my own TV talk show. It would be totally radical though. Again, donno how to shop the idea or to whom. Anyway, thanks for seeing something in my writing. I'm smiling.

Petit fleur said...

Correction: I've cracked the code of Steph's method. Only when I click on the link it gives me error message. So now that I kind of have the feel for it, it won't be long before I can get it to work! yay!

Zengoof said...

Go B go B desert.