I cannot stress enough how Nancy at http://dogear6.wordpress.com has helped me out of more than one technical jam. She is patient in laying out instructions of which even I can make sense. Connecting the dots with her help has been child’s play…almost. I must admit to having to bring all my faculties to bear. I often overshoot a couple of the dots in my hurry to get on with it. I’m like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland…never enough time…hurry, hurry, hurry!
The most recent dilemma from which Nancy has helped extricate me was posting an image of The Candle Lighter Award in the sidebar of my blog. Scroll down to the end and you will see it burning brightly. If you click on the image, it will take you to where the award originated, my friend Kate Kresse’s blog, http://believeanyway.wordpress.com. I even congratulate myself for doing this without my husband’s computer expertise. Although WordPress applications tend to befuddle him, considerably.
So I must thank both Nancy for helping me to physically accept the award, and Kate for the motivation to do so. If anyone doubts the value of the internet, its enabling of friendships should convince them otherwise. Of course, one must choose one’s friends…wisely. And I have…not just with these two ladies…but with many others as well.
Nancy has added instructions to her blog as to how to insert an image onto a blog. Following is my translation for those who need them in senior lingo…
PLACING AN IMAGE ONTO A BLOG
—Right click on picture; save it as jpg in your own picture gallery.
—Upload the picture into your WordPress media libary. Towards the bottom of the page that opens is the URL for the picture. Right click and copy the URL.
—Go to the Appearance icon in the sidebar of your dashboard and click on widgets. Find an image widget and click on it.
—When the image widget page opens up, insert the URL you’ve copied for the picture. Decide whereabouts on your blog you’d like the image to appear…in the sidebar or foot header. Make sure to save your input.
—If you’d like to link the image to some other site…like another blog…copy the URL of that site from the web browser bar at the top of the screen…and paste it into the “link” space on the image widget. And again…save it.
—VOILA! You’ve successfully inserted an image into the sidebar or foot-header of your blog.
If my instructions are still not clear, please hop on over to http://dogear6.wordpress.com for Nancy’s help…with which she is always forthcoming. Tell her…
…i sent you…not that you’ll get a discount or anything…since it’s offered for free…generously…