Sunday, August 30, 2009

Why no private email replies.

Q: My post editor has all the usual icons, including the upload image icon, but I now am missing the VIDEO UPLOAD icon in my post editor tool bar.

Can someone give me advice how to fix it. email me at

A: Go to settings, basic, scroll down to "select post editor". Select "old editor". Save settings. The video icon should appear again on your post editor tool bar.

Questions asked here on this forum will be answered here. A private one to one email to you will not allow other members on this forum to see the solution to your problem. I will probably have to deal with this same question again and again!


Photo positon on updated editor

Q: How do I upload a photo at the position of my cursor?

A: Go to settings>>basic>>select post editor.
Choose "updated editor". Save settings.
You can now choose your preferred sizes: s, m, L, XL, Original

Here is a link about the features of the new editor:

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Photo position on old editor

Q: Is there any direct way so that I can insert my images exactly where I place the cursor? No cut and paste or dragging please?

A: The default position for an uploaded photo is always at the top. The cursor does not decide the position. There is no need to move a photo if you don't want to. Just type the text above, on the side, below or between photos. A single photo will move down to make room for the text as you type it at the top.


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Transfer blog ownership

Q: How do I move a blog to another account?

A: Change ownership
Make the blog in question into a team blog, with two members, then removing the original team member:

Note: Please be aware that images posted by the previous admin may disappear from your blog.


Chuck has a blog written on this:
also related threads:

Export the blog to another blog:
This may be used as a short cut for some cases, which give the same result:

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Forgot my ID and password

Q: I forgot my ID and password. What can I do?

A: Please try this:

If that doesn't work, try this link:

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Remove follower (myself)

Q: I accidentally hit the 'follow' button on my blog, and now I'm a follower on my own blog. How do I remove myself?

A: Please go to your blog and click:
1. the "double square" icon on the follower gadget.
2. sign in (if necessary)
3. settings
4. stop following this site
5. stop following


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Blog not on my dashboard

Q: i stupidly have 2 blogs i want to use but when i go to dash board to edit i m in! i dont want that address. ive made 2 blogs up, unfortunately with the same email address.i think how can i have in working order help please.

A: Having 2 blogs on one account is not a problem. In fact you can have as many blogs as you like with just one account. All your blogs will show up on one dashboard (one set of ID and password).

I think the problem is this. You could have started, by mistake, two Blogger accounts! You need to delete one of them to avoid further confusions. Your computer cannot handle more than one accounts and apparently neither can you. You need to remember to clear cache, log out and then log in using another set of ID and password if you wish to jump from one account to another. (can be done easily with two computers.)

More info on this link:


Monday, August 10, 2009

I want someone's blog name

Q: Two accounts are dormant for over 5 years. How can they be deleted so I can use them?

A: It seems that a blog is the property of the owner forever, irrespective whether he is active or not. However you could try to contact him and then convince him, some how to transfer the URL to you. Good luck!

Deleting the URL will not make it available to you. it has to be transferred by the owner to you.

Another link explaining why not:

My blog is not spam.

Q: How do I ask for my blog to be unlocked? It is not spam.

A: This question has been answered. Please check out this thread:

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Reverse order of posts

Q: Is there a way to display my blog from oldest post to newest in chronological order? So someone could select first post, and then start reading till they get to the last entry. But by default it displays newest to oldest as normal.

A: There is no short cut to reverse the order of all your posts, all at once. However, if the number of posts is small, you can reverse the order by changing the date/time this way (one by one):
Please edit each post in turn. Click on "post options" and you may change the date (or the time) to whatever you wish. Publish post. You now have a new chronological order of posts, based on the new dates. (latest post first)

Here is a link with a hack:

Adam has a technical solution:

Aratina also has a gadget to reverse the order of posts:


Saturday, August 8, 2009

1200 word limit?

Q: I notice I can only write 1200 words. I thought blogs were meant to continue writting for a long time?
A: Headers, titles and text widgets in your side bars do have limits. If you have more words to write, please click "new post" and use the post editor. No limits there.


Blogs removed

Q: Why is my blog removed? please give us an answer or some information to enable us to know what's happening

A: In the fight against spam, Google decided to use robots to screen through every blog content. Some times the robots make mistakes (giving false positive results). Many innocent bloggers are wrongly tagged as spammers by the robot. The consequence is what you and many others have experienced now. The problem is compounded when it happens on a Friday. No action over the weekend.
All is not lost, however. First you click on the link provided on your dashboard. Wait a few days and then send an appeal. Then you post on this forum to let a Google employee know what has happened.

If you are not a spammer, your blog is usually reinstated within a few days after you followed the 4 steps mentioned here on this thread:

Friday, August 7, 2009

Team blog

Q: How do I change admin of my team blog?


Publish a book

Q: How do I publish a book?

A: Use your book title as your blog name and publish each chapter as a post (publish last chapter first). Create a new blog for the next book.

show x number of posts

Q: I don't want to show every post I have made on the main page, Id rather have it show just the most recent post and put all others into the archive but cant figure out how to do that.

A: To show only recent posts, go to dashboard, settings, formatting. First item "show" allows you to change the number of posts you wish to show at one time. Save settings.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Remove gadgets

Q: i have two appearances of the same widget and i am having trouble getting rid of the one at the top of the page. please advise as to how to delete that. thanks

A: Sign on to your blog. Click on the quick editing logo (spanner/screw driver) below the gadget. Click "remove".


Q: How can I figure out who is following my blog? if not the exact identity at least the country/state/city etc

A: Try a neocounter:
or feedjit:
These gadget will breakdown all visitors to your blog (by countries).
If you are interested in "followers" only, you can add a followers gadget to your side bar.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

technical support

Q: How do I contact technical support?

A: Sorry, no telephone numbers and no email address. This is it. Blogspot / Blogger is totally free and therefore not funded to have a huge support staff to talk to all the hundreds of people who have various questions. That is why they created this forum, for everyone to help each other.

Please post your question here. Some other bloggers, just like yourself will definitely try to help you. If you are lucky, you may even get the man himself (a Blogger employee); but I do not recommend holding your breathe while waiting for a response.

Monday, August 3, 2009

stop following

Q: How do I stop following someone's blog?

A: Please go to your Dashboard.
1. MANAGE under Reading List.
2. Settings.
3. Stop Following This Site.
4. stop following

This link gives more details about the follower gadget:

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