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Thread: Save your links on a free blog instead of favorites, you will love it!

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    Google Goddess craftybear's Avatar
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    Instead of saving favorites on your computer create a free blog

    I learned the hard way as when my computer crashed several years ago all of my favorites were gone, I created a free blog and now I can share my links with others all over the world

    You can create labels (for catergories)!

    You can also put on a globe to see how many hits you receive and from where (free)

    Lots of free things to add to your blog, you can also add music.

    I also downloaded the google tool bar and when I find a link, I just click on share button and can post it to my blog, so fast and simple. Have fun!

    you can also have more than 1 blog (like for recipes, etc., whatever you want)

    http://www.blogger.com/start

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    I do the same...my blog is thrifyideastoday.com - if you hve a blog please share the name...I would love to check them out!
    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Instead of saving favorites on your computer create a free blog

    I learned the hard way as when my computer crashed several years ago all of my favorites were gone, I created a free blog and now I can share my links with others all over the world

    You can create labels (for catergories)!

    You can also put on a globe to see how many hits you receive and from where (free)

    Lots of free things to add to your blog, you can also add music.

    I also downloaded the google tool bar and when I find a link, I just click on share button and can post it to my blog, so fast and simple. Have fun!

    you can also have more than 1 blog (like for recipes, etc., whatever you want)

    http://www.blogger.com/start

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    I had forgotten about creating a blog. Now I can use it. LOL!!! I used to use Xmarks for bookmarking my favorites, but they are closing their site. This will be even better!

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    please add the link to your profile on here under the signature section

    Just go to My Profile here on quilting board and then under signature paste the url from your blog (when you are on your blog just hit control c (to copy) the url and then go to the signature line here on your profile and add it by clicking control p to paste it

    *** be sure to click on update tab below the signature box so it will save it

    That way everytime you post a message your link to blog will show up (be sure to put the http://then the name of your blog) To make it clickable

    any ? just ask me

    Craftybear

    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I do the same...my blog is thrifyideastoday.com - if you hve a blog please share the name...I would love to check them out!
    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Instead of saving favorites on your computer create a free blog

    I learned the hard way as when my computer crashed several years ago all of my favorites were gone, I created a free blog and now I can share my links with others all over the world

    You can create labels (for catergories)!

    You can also put on a globe to see how many hits you receive and from where (free)

    Lots of free things to add to your blog, you can also add music.

    I also downloaded the google tool bar and when I find a link, I just click on share button and can post it to my blog, so fast and simple. Have fun!

    you can also have more than 1 blog (like for recipes, etc., whatever you want)

    http://www.blogger.com/start

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    I just did a blog how do you download the google toolbar?

    Granny k

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    Hi,

    http://www.google.com/toolbar/ie/index.html


    here is the link to download the free google tool bar (the share button is the one that when you are surfing can click to it to save it to your blog)

    Quote Originally Posted by Granny K
    I just did a blog how do you download the google toolbar?

    Granny k

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    also here is the link to download your free globe counter to put on your blog, so you know how many visitors comes to your blog (free)

    http://www.geovisite.com/en/geocounter.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Instead of saving favorites on your computer create a free blog

    I learned the hard way as when my computer crashed several years ago all of my favorites were gone, I created a free blog and now I can share my links with others all over the world

    You can create labels (for catergories)!

    You can also put on a globe to see how many hits you receive and from where (free)

    Lots of free things to add to your blog, you can also add music.

    I also downloaded the google tool bar and when I find a link, I just click on share button and can post it to my blog, so fast and simple. Have fun!

    you can also have more than 1 blog (like for recipes, etc., whatever you want)

    1. create your new blog here
    http://www.blogger.com/start
    1. create your new blog here
    http://www.blogger.com/start

    2. get you a free globe to find out # of visitors (free) to post on your blog
    http://www.geovisite.com/en/geocounter.php

    3. dowload google tool bar free to get the share button to make it easier to post to your blog
    Hi,

    http://www.google.com/toolbar/ie/index.html


    here is the link to download the free google tool bar (the share button is the one that when you are surfing can click to it to save it to your blog)

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    How did you get it to work??? I tried and i ended up using the one they have on the template.
    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    also here is the link to download your free globe counter to put on your blog, so you know how many visitors comes to your blog (free)

    http://www.geovisite.com/en/geocounter.php

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    Got it set up, now what? lol How do I put my links that I now have in my favorites in my blog? I'm too old to learn all this new stuff! LOL

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    That's a good idea. I use google bookmarks but it's a pain to find a link when you have a lot of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CindyinNY
    Got it set up, now what? lol How do I put my links that I now have in my favorites in my blog? I'm too old to learn all this new stuff! LOL
    craftybear said she uses the google toolbar. Go to http://www.toolbar.google.com and download and install the toolbar. It's great-I've used it for years and I can't live without it. Then you can set the options up. I think the default has the sharing feature enabled but if not you can add it.

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    :( I don't like the google toolbar. I've had it before and took it off. I put an icon on my desk top to get me to my blog. Just don't know how to get my "favorites" into it.

    Edited to say: Dohhhhhhhhhhh I must still have the toolbar because I see "share" button. I'll check it out. Thanks

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    I've set up a blog, now can someone tell me how to put my favorites in????

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    If there's something important that I don't want to lose, I e-mail it to myself. Then I just ... never delete the e-mail! I have a folder I call "keepers" for all that stuff.

    That way it's still private; I don't think I'd really like for the world to know all the (silly) sites I visit.

    Can you create a blog that's private? Rather beside the point, I know...

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    I think rather than putting my favorites in a blog, I'm just going to put them on a flash drive. Much easier. I know nothing about this blog thing. lol

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    If you already have the google toolbar you can bookmark them on it. Then you can access your bookmarks online if you lose them on your computer. Just click on the star (or enable it if you don't see it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    If there's something important that I don't want to lose, I e-mail it to myself. Then I just ... never delete the e-mail! I have a folder I call "keepers" for all that stuff.

    That way it's still private; I don't think I'd really like for the world to know all the (silly) sites I visit.

    Can you create a blog that's private? Rather beside the point, I know...
    Yes, you can. I created private blogger blogs for deployment related links. However, I don't remember how I did it. Under the privacy (or permissions) tab, I suppose.

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