Lost & Found, and a Bleg
When I accidentally started this blog I was sure I wouldn't stay with it. But the 2004 elections were coming up . . . and I'd quit when they were done. Then something else came up and I kept on going. Obviously I still am.
I don't know about anyone else but a problem I've had -- and it's been increasing -- is looking for something I've previously blogged. I could do it through google on a separate page (and never found what I was looking for without a battle) OR use the google function at the top of my main page and lose it when the google results popped up.
Harvey at Bad Example has loads of helpful hints for bloggers, including this one on how to add a google search to a Blogspot site. Since I don't speaka da HTML too good, I've chickened out repeatedly thinking I'd screw something up. Like my sidebar. Again.
After another battle looking for something I know is there, somewhere, I said the heck with it. I've had enough!
I was shocked at how easy it was to add the version Harvey has for searching only within a specific blog. It works well, too, and opens the search results on a separate page which, to me, is important.
The larger version (specific blog or the Web) looks just as simple but I'm done messing with my sidebar for now.
The way my archives is displayed is getting on my nerves. To get to something further down in my sidebar I've got to scroll through months and months and months.
I could move the archives lower, I know, and may end up having to do that. But, I've seen several blogs that have a little box that contains their archives in a scrollable form.
I'd much prefer doing that except I don't know how, or if there's a cut and paste format available out there and if so, where the heck to even start looking. Help!
Now, off to google what I was looking for . . . if I could only remember what it was.