Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Q: Where are all my videos stored by Google?

On the screen above, insert your Google ID.
Click "search images"
A new window opens.
Click on the second item "videos"
Another window opens. You will see an archive of all your videos.


Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Help forum is so public!

Q: Whatever i'm discussing on help forum related to my query its all conversation showing in google search! 
A: Yes, it happens! The internet is not really a good place to hide. The Help forum has 183,000 helpers and over 25 million users world wide. Any question you may ask on this forum is visible to other users. It is intended to work this way so that your question can be googled by other users before they even ask a question. They will see your question and also more importantly, see the answers! This way users will not keep on asking the same question again and again. This is how this forum works. It is also the reason why we do not respond to your private email address.


Gadgets, posts, blogs

Q: What is a gadget, how do I add it to my blog, and how do I get rid of it?

A:A gadget is anything you add to your blog other than a post. Gadgets used to be called widgets and page elements. On your blog now the gadgets are: Followers and About me.
Unlike other blogging platforms (word press, my space, typepad, livejournal, multiply, facebook, orkut, friendster, hi5), on Blogger, we do not call a blog, a blog. We call it a post. When you wish to make a new blog, you should click on "new post". Other wise you would be creating blog after blog and not a single post.

Adding a post
1. Sign on to your blog using your ID and password here:
2. On your dashboard click on "new post"
3. Type inside the post editor (large box) or upload a photo
4. Publish post.

Your blogging area will be filled by your posts as you add more posts. The side bars are meant for adding gadgets: About me, archives, labels list, link list etc.
Continue to add posts to your blog. One blog is usually enough for new bloggers. Please do not create any more blogs today!

Add gadget

Dashboard>>design>>add a gadget.
You will see all the gadgets listed under 4 categories:
Basics (23)
featured (15)
most popular (4)
more gadgets (1638)

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


Friday, December 17, 2010

Admin privileges

Q: I know the URL and I can see my blog  but I don't seem to be able to change any thing?
A: To change anything on your blog you have to sign on with your ID and password here:
That takes you to your dashboard (the control centre) where you can make a new post, edit existing posts, add gadgets, delete blogs or even start a completely new blog (click create blog)


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Old blog

Q: How often do people want to come back to their dormant blog?
A: Here is one 8 year old blog being revived:

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Problem in Turkey

Q: Where is my blog?
A: This week there is a problem with the Turkey government blocking all Google servers (blogs):

Known issues

Q: What are the known issues with Blogger?
A: They are listed on this link:

Spell check

Q: Where is the spell check icon? I cannot find it.
A: The spell check icon is the last icon on your "compose" tool bar.
It looks like ABC with a tick underneath.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Change of terms in Blogger

Q: I cannot post on my blog. Why?
A:After you have signed on to your dashboard, click on "new post". On Blogger we refer to a blog as a post. A blog for us, is a collection of posts. You can also add gadgets to the side bar. Previously we called them widgets and page elements. Template has been replaced by the Layout, Customized and Design tabs.


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Email alert

Q: How do I set up an email alert on the Blogger Help Forum, so that when people reply to my question, I get an email?
A:You need to learn to subscribe to replies to your question on Blogger Help Forum:

Email alert
To set up an email alert, please come back to this page, scroll down and check the box under subscribe (Email me when people reply) and click on [save] before you leave this forum. You will receive an email automatically in your mail box, when some one answers your question on this forum. You do not need to search around on this forum for the answers when they come.

Email me
Helpers will not reply directly to your email address because the answer will not be visible to other bloggers except you. This defeats the purpose of this forum: we share the answers with all bloggers (45 million). This way the same question will not be asked again and again.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Template designer

Q: Why is my template designer not working? It shows only a black screen.
A: Upgrade your Firefox browser to the latest version and it will work normally again.
use Firefox version: 3.6.13
Upgrade your browser to the latest version and it will work normally again.
These links may be helpful:


Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Q: How do I design my own tremplate?
A: Please go to design>>template designer>>templates
Make your choice of 36 available templates.
Change the parameters: background, layout, advanced
To save changes, click "apply to blog"

More details on this thread:

False positives

Q: Why is my blog removed as spam?
A: This link has some explanation:

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