Do you ever get the blogging blues?
I had them last week, and you all brought me right out of them. So far I have had 122 responses to the poll asking you which articles you would like to see. I combined several categories, and came up with a schedule that will make me less meandering like a stream, more like a river that knows where it’s going, and it’s all downhill from here! TGIM! I got this music from Viveka’s blog, My Guilty Pleasures.
To learn how to embed soundtracks, I went to chat, and Andrea referred me to this article.
Here is my first Monday Ask Marsha Lee post. You can ask me anything about retirement, blogging, photography, writing, history. Just call me Google. If I don’t know the answer, I’ll look for it. If I can’t find it, I’ll throw it out to the blogosphere. You can contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or right here on the blog in the comment section.
Here’s my first question.
– I made a separate page for my awards & now I can’t get it to show up on the top of my page. Do you have any ideas?
After you create your page, you decide where you want to put it in your menu. It isn’t automatic.
In your Dashboard go to the Appearance Page on the left hand menu bar. Within Appearance there are sub categories.
- Choose menus.
- Click on the menu you want to add and press “Add to Menu”.
- Then go to the top of the next column where it says Menu Structure. You can move the pages up and down. You can also hover it over another item and slip it in as a sub item.
You can see on my “About” page I have four sub pages. If you read all that, you will really know a lot about me – TMI! 🙂 Most people never get past the first level of the menus.
Speaking of pages, a blogger friend is using his blog to write a book. It is frustrating because if each post is a chapter, it won’t be long before Chapter 1 is buried. Readers will be reading the end of the story first! A better solution might be to make each one a page, then you can organize them in your menu bar. Your blog can be something else altogether, or it can be out-takes from your book. I learned this trick from my friend Marcia who allowed me the privilege of reviewing her book as she was writing it. On my website if you click on the book titles, the chapters show up as sub pages. If you only have one book you wouldn’t have to have sub pages.
JT shared a problem he has with creating pages.
Pages don’t show up in the WP Reader. For example, my ‘about’ page that everyone is so fond of, is really only read by new followers. It has never shown up in the reader.
That’s enough challenges for one day! Solving one or two of them is pretty good, don’t you think?
- correcting a photo in photoshop – go see Leanne Cole, or other bloggers that I’ll list on a resource page coming soon
- embedding a sound track
- page visibility in the menu bar
- posts appearing in reverse order
- pages not appearing in the WP Reader
Have a great week. Come see me tomorrow for a Review of a book, hotel, or restaurant. Which would you prefer?