Thursday, November 10, 2011

ON BLOGGING ~ Something Sticky...


Image courtesy Mahalie via Flickr

In order to explain why I will not have any fresh content appearing over the next week, I wanted a blurb to appear at the top of my blog letting visitors know. It used to be, in Blogger, if you wanted to create such a blurb, referred to as a Sticky Post, you simply wrote a post, published it, and then went and edited it for a publish date in the future. It would stay on your blog until that point in time ahead of everything else.

Blogger fixed this little loop hole so that posts scheduled for the future would actually only appear on that date in the future, even if they had been published first. Now what to do for a Sticky Post?

Simple. In fact, this way makes more sense. From your Design tab on the Dashboard, you simply click Add A Gadget, select either the Text or HTML Gadget box, type in whatever you want your Sticky Post to say and save it, drag it to the top of your Posts section and call it a day.

When you are done being Sticky, just go back in to Design and Remove that Gadget via the Edit link.

It would be even simpler if Blogger would just create a little check box in Post Options within the regular post box that said Make Sticky. It would be even better if it also had an Until When field to indicate the date you wanted the Sticky status to disappear. But hey, I'm just a Bumble. What do I know?

5 comments:

stacybuckeye said...

As much as wordpress drives me crazy sometimes (they seem to be losing photos I've taken time to download and they randomly delete whole posts before I've had the chance to save them) they do have the sticky post check box :)

ds said...

What do you know? A heckuva lot!! Thanks for the tip.

kaye said...

well at least your note isn't stuck to your shoe :)

Lin said...

Thanks for the idea! :)

Jessica @ Quirky Bookworm said...

I originally signed up for the reclaim your reader thing...but I'm going to post this week. And I don't know how to un-Linky. Sooo...sorry. But you can count me out of your drawing! :)