Blog It! enables evergreen "Theme-Based Content Sites" to use RSS to distribute new pages via a technique we call "site-blogging!" This forum is for exchanging Blog It! ideas and tips. (If you are interested in full-blogging (ex., adding a full WordPress blog to your site), THE way to go is through Infin It!. See that forum.)

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#873820 by Danika from Maxatawny
Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:09 am
Caution: As this is now 2017, some advice in this thread is out of date and will cause issues with your site (particularly the improper use of "alt" or "title" tags, some affiliates may not allow their links to be used in the way described in this thread. Other items may also be out of date).


Hi Marie - I think I can answer your questions...

1. You must use a URL in a bloglet post. You can either use a URL on your site or another site, but that field must be used to make a bloglet post.

2. The code for pictures: (note: replace your website URL, where you see my site name and photos names in the links below.) Of course, you must first have the photos loaded in your graphics file in order to use them.

To make the photo smaller, use the width and height tags. I usually do approx. 250 x 250 and adjust accordingly.

If you don't want to or need to do any of these, then simply delete width, height, and alt.

FLOAT RIGHT:
[Image Private]


FLOAT LEFT:
[Image Private]

CENTER:
<center>[Image Private]</center>

Hope that helps. :)
Last edited by Debs from SiteSell on Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.
#873917 by Tamara from Smithburg
Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:29 am
Hi All,

I have been using "Blog It!" with pics for about a year now. I just add the same HTML code right before my blog snippet. The only change is the image source, of course. Just wanted to share in case somebody likes the look of my blog and wants to give it a try.

<img src="http://www.YOUR-SITE.com/images/YOUR-PIC.jpg" align="left" border="0" hspace="5" width="80" height="90">

You can take a look at my blog to get a better idea about the L&F here:

[Domain Private]

Make sure you add one page every time you include a new bloglet where it says:
How many Web pages (items) do you want your blog page to list?

This way you don't lose older bloglets. Also, preview before you Blog It! to make sure it looks OK. Some pics do not 'shrink' properly, but that doesn't happen often.

Hope this helps :)
Tamara
#873919 by Tamara from Smithburg
Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:41 am
Hi David,

I have found that when you keep the size of the images small there is no problem whatsoever.
This is the exact HTML I'm using and displays my pics just fine in all of the major readers:

<img src="http://www.YOU-SITE.com/images/YOUR-PIC.jpg" align="left" border="0" hspace="5" width="80" height="90">

Hope this helps :)
Tamara


David wrote:Hi all,

I've been adding images to my blog posts for some time (since April 2007 in fact), so I've got some experience in this matter, and there's a couple of things that you may need to be aware of.

Things may have changed in the last three years, and looking at what I see now it's probably no longer a problem, but at the time there were a couple of issues with adding images (or any HTML) to some of the web-based RSS readers provided by the major search engines (unfortunately I don't remember which ones).

One of them had a limited amount of space available to display RSS feed posts, so anything other than very small images would tend to skew the text content badly. I don't know what would happen if the images were even bigger, and wouldn't fit the space at all.

Another would display HTML 'as is', rather than displaying (for example) the image or a live link.

I've tried to check my feed in some of the major readers. In some cases I didn't see a problem, but in others I didn't see the posts that contained the images, so I don't know whether they would have displayed correctly or not.

As I say, just something that you may need to be aware of. At the time I kept the size of my images down, but otherwise ignored the problem.

PS: It may be one of my previous posts on the subject to which Derek refers; I don't know if there's anything in the 'official' documentation.

Hope this helps,
#875619 by David from Oxfordshire
Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:58 am
Hi Tamara,

Yes, as I mentioned before, there didn't seem to be too much of a problem if I kept the size of the images down.

(Edited to correct minor typo.)

This wouldn't solve the problem of the HTML's being displayed 'as is', though. However...

That was over three years ago, and I suspect that the search engine's web-based RSS readers have been updated since then, and as a result perhaps neither of these issues is still a problem. Certainly when I had a quick look at my RSS feed in all of those readers I didn't see a problem, but equally I didn't see some of the posts that I saw back then.

Hope this helps,
Last edited by David from Oxfordshire on Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:14 am, edited 1 time in total.
#875911 by Peter from Labis
Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:52 am
Not sure about your comment David but I am using full pictures in the blog and it seems to work fine for me.

Peter
#1160252 by Cyndi from Mount Zion
Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:35 pm
thanks tamara your code worked perfectly!


Tamara wrote:Hi David,

I have found that when you keep the size of the images small there is no problem whatsoever.
This is the exact HTML I'm using and displays my pics just fine in all of the major readers:

<img src="http://www.YOU-SITE.com/images/YOUR-PIC.jpg" align="left" border="0" hspace="5" width="80" height="90">

Hope this helps :)
Tamara


David wrote:Hi all,

I've been adding images to my blog posts for some time (since April 2007 in fact), so I've got some experience in this matter, and there's a couple of things that you may need to be aware of.

Things may have changed in the last three years, and looking at what I see now it's probably no longer a problem, but at the time there were a couple of issues with adding images (or any HTML) to some of the web-based RSS readers provided by the major search engines (unfortunately I don't remember which ones).

One of them had a limited amount of space available to display RSS feed posts, so anything other than very small images would tend to skew the text content badly. I don't know what would happen if the images were even bigger, and wouldn't fit the space at all.

Another would display HTML 'as is', rather than displaying (for example) the image or a live link.

I've tried to check my feed in some of the major readers. In some cases I didn't see a problem, but in others I didn't see the posts that contained the images, so I don't know whether they would have displayed correctly or not.

As I say, just something that you may need to be aware of. At the time I kept the size of my images down, but otherwise ignored the problem.

PS: It may be one of my previous posts on the subject to which Derek refers; I don't know if there's anything in the 'official' documentation.

Hope this helps,
#1165128 by Greg from Here
Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:31 pm
I Love Blog It MORE!!! :lol:

I have to laugh because I "should have" read this thread a long time ago! It would have undoubtedly have saved a bit of time and aggravation. But "it's all good" because following my curiosity ...(I wonder what would happen if I did this? I wonder what happens is I ignore than warning message :lol:)... has raised the bar for the rest of the site.
All in all I have had a LOT of FUN playing around with the things I can do with my blog. Originally I started it one Sunday afternoon when I was bored and couldn't think of some new content to produce (It's all about the content!) I swear it only took about twenty minutes to get it up and running. Not that I am any kind of a wiz, but more to the fact it was intuitively designed for people like me who don't have time to read the destructions.
I remember Ken talking a long time ago about the vision he had for using the BlogIt and it has taken some time to understand what he was trying to impart. After that Sunday afternoon, I did not do anything with the blog until months later that page started showing up in search results.
That got my attention!
I went back to it fresh and asked myself, How can I improve this, how can I optimize it, how do I get graphics here - you get the point. A few months later and it made to the top of the page results for organic gardening blogs. That got a lot of attention and a lot of links that have raised the overall ranking of the entire website. Building links takes a lot of time but the blog has generated hundreds of thousands of links that I did not build or submit for.
(Note; This is an overlooked fact... or maybe I missed the thread) - But there are a LOT of SBI'ers whole dominate industry/niche blogs because Ken has taught them how to put together content for the pleasure of the spiders)

P.S. Ali, I love what you have done with your L&F, it encourages me because I am going to get there sooner or later!
#1170519 by Debbie from Weeksbury
Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:14 pm
I love blogit - I often add pictures or affiliate sales type things in there to mix it up/
#1194293 by Melina from Blue Hill
Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:15 am
Still getting the hang if Blog IT, but I have to say that I love it too, such a great tool and has so much potential! Now that I know that I can add pictures, I am over the moon!! Great thread, thanks everyone! :D
#1225297 by Greg from Here
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:46 pm
I am still loving Blog It! Yesterday I did a G search for organic gardening and surprise! my blog was on the first page. I quickly checked to see if I was logged on and just getting my G+ preferences, but no I wasn't.

So I pulled up Search IT and got the same result! What does it mean? I am not even going there.

It was good news and I am going to enjoy it without analyzing the daylights out of it. I'll take it as a sign that i am on the right track and keep on writing more content!
#1373912 by LUIS from Vails Gate
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:46 am
I know this is an older thread (2010) but the help page for Bloglet! links up to these for some some great ideas for it.

BUT ... because it is dated, there could be a big problem here.

From all I've read and have recently been learning, you can or will get dropped/banned these days (June-2017) from affiliates if you post links to them the way it's described in a number of these post. Especially since it feeds across to RSS and your blog ... not to mention Twitter and FB.

1. Am I correct in what I've been learning about this?

2. If so, should a warning be posted up for this thread so that people don't get themselves into trouble this
way?

3. Also, again if so, will posting this alert here be sufficient or do we need to alert HE about this?

Thanks ... Lou
#1373949 by Jeff from dogquotations.com
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:54 pm
Hi Luis. I'm sure they'll investigate.
#1375312 by LUIS from Vails Gate
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:58 am
Any feedback on whether this could be a problem?
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