Thursday, May 2, 2013

Snazz Up Your Blog - How to Put Up a Slide Show in Blogger



Pretty Neat Huh?

While I was updating my own Blog (which I am still not finished with) I ran across another author's blog who had a slide show of his covers. I thought "That's cool. How do you do that?"

Well me being me I did some Googling and found several posts, but the one I'm going to give you is the one I liked the best. I'm giving the link because it has screenshots and very clear instructions. Basically, you use a program called Google Picasa, which if you have access to Blogger you have access to it, upload your pictures, create the slideshow and convert it to a HTML command to add as a widget in  your layout in Blogger. ONE THING: Make the selection for your pictures to be "Public on the web" so you get the "link to this album". It's default is "Private" and you won't see the command without that change. The reason I mention this is because that detail appears in the comments not the article.

Ack! See why I'm giving you the link? I'm terrible at explaining things. I'm a fiction writer, not a software guru!

Here it is the article is called How To Add a Slideshow To Blogger http://www.blogonblogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-add-slideshow-in-blogger.html

I think I'm going to see if it will work in my Facebook Author's Page. It's worth a try.

The next blog project is to snazz up my Title. I'll let you know how that one goes.





Mystery and adventure writer C.L. Ragsdale is the author of The Reboot Files a Christian Cozy Mystery Series, and a superhero story called Chasing Lady Midnight. A California native, she loves to "surf" the web to research plot details for her fun, quirky stories. She has a degree in Theatre Arts which greatly influenced her writing style. Working in various fields as a secretary has allowed her to both master her writing skills and acquire valuable technical knowledge which she uses liberally in her plots. A big secret from her past, which is not so secret anymore, is that she used to a major comic book geek. Nowadays she loves to crochet, but she is still a big fan of the old Scooby Doo cartoons.
Cindy posts on her own blog called Short Mysteries and Tall Tales at http://shortmysteriesandtalltales.blogspot.com as well as The Cozy Mystery Magazine on http://cozymysterymagazine.blogspot.com
Her Facebook Authors Page is located at http://www.facebook.com/pages/CL-Ragsdale/219184744858421


4 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing, Cindy. I believe I've used that one before! It's fast and easy. I also like to use Animoto and add music. Really a nice addition to a blog!

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  2. Never could get a sharp enough image on those so I gave up!

    ~Nancy Jill

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  3. Thought I'd leave your post up today so people could see the slideshow. Nifty!

    ~Nancy Jill

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