Thursday, May 29, 2008

I need a little help

School is out! Today was Abby's last day. Mike is still working for a couple weeks. I am going to pick up the rest of my things from my school today. They were still using them so I left them for the rest of the year. There is a huge pile so Mike will go with me to help get it all.

I am not sure how to get on everyone's blog. Can you put my name on an e-mail list to get them through email? (Any of you who know how to do that.) I would love to be able to read them all and comment. My e-mail address is

I am not sure how to access blogs when I don't know the address of the blog or without typing in an address every single time. I don't think I could remember them all. Even my mom knows how to get into people's blogs. What is with me? Kathy said she had something on google reader that lets her know when people blog. Can someone help me with that?

I would love to be part of the diet blog. I am working daily on getting some weight off- but I don't know how to do that blog either.

I'd love some help- Annette


Stephanie said...

You don't have to have everyone's blog URLs memorized. When you're on your blog, click up on "Customize" in the upper right hand corner (you have to be signed in). You'll end up in the Layout page. On the left side, there will be some things like "Blog archive" and "Labels" and "About me." Above those is a thing labeled "Add a Page Element. Click on that.

That will bring you to a page that lists all the various elements you can add. Select "Link List." For Title you can put something like "Family and Friends" or something. At "New Site URL" type the URL for someone's blog, then at "New Site Name" put that person's name. Then click "Add Link" and it will add that link to your list. For example, to add my blog, you would put as the New Site URL, and Stephanie and Jeff as the New Site Name, then Add Link. Once you get everyone's URLs on there, click "Save Changes" and it will post the list of links on your blog. Then you can access all the blogs from your blog. If you don't have all the blog addresses, each one of us do, and you can just copy the address from any one of us.

To get on to the weight loss blog, you just have to ask Michelle (she's the administrator for that blog) to put you on as a contributor. She'll send an e-mail to the address you use to sign on to blogger, that will invite you to participate in the blog. There will be a link in the e-mail to accept the invite. Once you've accepted, the weight loss blog will be added to your dashboard and you can post on it.

Good luck! :-)

Michelle said...

Aunt Annette, we would love to have another friendly face on the wieght loss blog! My email is, send me an email with the address you use to sign onto blogger. I submit that email to blogger with an invite to join the blog as an author. Blogger will send you the invite and simple instructions.
Love you!