This week I learned a few things while blogging!
Most weeks here I post a sewing tutorial for which I generally use a lot of photos. Until now I've been watermarking them using Picmarkr. The only problem with this is that you can only upload 5 photos at a time, which for some of my photo-heavy tutorials takes quite some time!
This week I found a new option which lets me watermark ALL my photos in one go, and so takes a fraction of the time!
I downloaded the free Kigo Image Converter, and it's made things so much easier!! I can't believe it's taken me this long to find this!
How about you? What do you use to watermark your photos?
Another thing I learned this week is that Blogger added a reply to comments function to our blogs! Now I try to reply to all of my comments - and have been doing this up until now by individual emails. But I've always thought it would be good if the replies could be seen on my posts too - like on wordpress.
Well - now they can! (at least I think they get emailed to the person who left the comment too!)
At the beginning of the week when I discovered this option was now available on Blogger, I changed my settings - made my comments 'embedded' rather than 'pop-up' so that I could use this function. However, I couldn't then get into my comments at all!! Some people were still managing to leave me comments - so something was working somewhere. Also when I was visiting some people's blogs, it was jumping straight to the comment form rather than their post! AND there were some blogs that I couldn't view individual posts at all! Most frustrating when I was trying to visit all my Round Tuit party links!
Anyway - I figured this was just teething problems with the new Blogger function so switched back to a pop up box for my comments for now and all worked fine!
Yesterday I decided to try again with the embedded comments but had the same problem so I searched it on Google. I found that the issue was with internet explorer and firefox and was being worked on. SOooo I switched to Google Chrome - which we also have installed on our computer (just an alternative to internet explorer) and all works perfectly!!! So I've replied to a couple of comments to test it and it seems to work fine! Phew!
One other useful thing I learned this week was from Pam at Threading my Way. She linked up a wonderful post to my Round Tuit party this week about making tables in your blog. Now I've been adding tables for a while now - but only copying and pasting chunks of html and slowly trying to figure out which bits do what and how to customise them a bit more. Now Pam has saved me the trouble with her excellent tutorial! Thanks Pam!
A great week of learning some useful things!
What have you learnt this week? Not just about blogging - but anything?
(I also learnt how amazing my 6 year old's memory is too!!)