Monday, August 20, 2012

A Great Idea

I stole a great idea from Jilly, one of my friends on Blogger. Blogger has a feature where you can have more than one page on your site. The page can be a "Post" page showing where you can post a variety of links or something special you want to be readily available but no a link on your home page. Or you can make the tab a link to another site. 

On Jilly's blog she created "Quick Notes" where you can leave comments. She can see these comments and respond. It makes it possible to have threaded comments, sort of like the guest book feature on Multiply. Really wonderful idea really. And I've copied it a and expanded on it. You have to turn on threaded comments in Blogger, by the way.

As I've said before I have about six Blogger blogs that are active. Some are closed to everyone but invited readers. A few are open to all. I've used Blogger's "pages" feature to add these as tabs at the top of my page. I'm thrilled! It is easily visible and so handy. Clicking on a tab from my home page takes you right to my other blog. I occasionally let people in to read some of these and this makes it easier than sending a bunch of links.

Thank you, Jilly!


  1. Good morning! I too love the idea of adding tabs to our blog pages. I currently have a comment tab and a recipe tab. Thinking I might add a photo tab soon. Have a wonderful day!

  2. Thanks, Kris! What a great idea - a photo tab!

    You're a welcome addition to my list of followers!

  3. Cynthia, thank you for answering so many questions and helping me (and others!) to figure out Blogger! Coming from Multiply and before that 360 -- you are helping with my transition!

  4. You're welcome, Terri! I'm glad it is helping.

    I remember the chaos of the 360 move and trying to figure out how things work. And I saw how much trouble everyone was having trying to figure out what to do, where to go, how to set up. I truly believe Blogger is the best alternative but it is a bit different. I personally think it is easier but I knew most have been at Multiply a long time and the learning curve would be steep. I am glad to know that I can make it a bit easier with these posts.

    And I'm glad you've joined me. I've finding new friends in the midst of the mess and that's a very good thing.

  5. Just as an addendum: I'm in the process of putting the tabs on all my blogger pages to avoid having to use the back button. Any other sites require that unless you can add a link back to your main blog.