Thursday, August 02, 2007

Labels on Blogs

When I first started this blog, I didn't see the need to put labels on my posts. But the other day, I realized that there are a lot of aspiring authors out there who read this blog for writing tips, and they should get to access them easily. Now the wisdom behind labeling posts makes sense.

At first I thought I would have to go through and label each and every blog in my archive one at a time -- well, there are over two hundred in there and I wasn't too thrilled about that. But then I discovered this handy dandy trick, for those of you on Blogger.

Go into Edit Posts. Up will pop a list of your blogs. Decide what label you want to start with -- for me, it was writing tips. Go down the list of blogs and click the box on every one that fits within the category of that label. Then go back up the top and click on Label Action. Up will come your list of labels, you click on the one you want to use, and every blog you have checked will now bear that label. So much faster than doing it one at a time!

If you haven't created any labels and don't have any in your label box, you can create one by simply putting a keyword in the box at the bottom of the text box when you blog. It can be anything -- you make it up to be personal to you. As soon as you do that, it will show up the next time you click on Label Action.

And there is your blogging tip for today -- and I shall now label it "Blog Tip."

Now tell me, isn't it great to have all these posts labeled? You can find a complete list of my labels on the sidebar (scroll down . . . down . . . there you go.) Happy surfing!


ChillyGator said...

Oooh! How helpful! Thank you!

Stephanie said...

Thanks for labeling your posts so we can go back and read all your great tips.

Lynne said...

Great blog tip - makes it so much easier! Thanks.

Anne Bradshaw said...

You're right, Tristi, this is a great tool. Mine are labeled also.

Now if someone could tell me how to deal with the Link option, I could get rid of all those weird Link sentences at end of my posts--and sometimes at the beginning. I tried unchecking something in the set up but nothing changed.

Want to tackle this one in a blog, Tristi?

Janette Rallison said...

Yes, I need to do this too. I think out of all my blogs only one is labled. When we lable them though, will all of our posts suddenly show up agian in writers in heels?

Shanna Blythe said...

Thanks Tristi!

Tristi Pinkston said...


I'll have to experiment and see what I can come up with. It's an intriquing problem.

Janette, I have no clue!! Are all of mine popping up all over again? Gracious, I hope not -- I did over two hundred last night. :)

Anne Bradshaw said...

Thanks, Tristi. Also, while you're at it, if you can discover how to make the little box that pops up (when you click on a commenter's name)bigger, so it can be read, it would be good. At one time, I could drag the corner handle so it grew, but that doesn't work any more for me, and clicking on the usual square (top right) does nothing, either.

Tristi Pinkston said...


I went over and checked out your blog to look at the link sentences that are bothering you, and I think you need to go into the text box and delete that. I don't see another way. When you make the link, how are you doing it?

As far as making the names bigger, I don't know if there is a way to do that. It's certainly beyond any knowledge I have.

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