Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Oh, that's how to do that....

Top tips for Bloggers (sort of)

Here are some things I’ve learnt overtime which may help fellow bloggers sorry if this sucking eggs.
Sorry if they don’t apply to Mac users I imagine Macs being so easy to use Steve job will personally do these things for whilst whispering in your how wonderfully and creative you are just by owning a white laptop.

Total control: cuttin' 'n' pastin'.

Sometime you can’t right click etc to cut and paste in dialog boxes I’m thinking the blogger post editing box here.

You can use keyboard short cuts
To Cut press ctrl and X (looks like some scissors)
To Copy
press ctrl and C (C for copy)
To Paste press ctrl and V (it isn’t x or c!)

This works in lots of occasions.

Print screen :
I’ve seen this button on my keyboard for years and pressed it with no effect only to find out the other day you then have to paste the screen grab into a word doc as pictures doh!





Less of a tip more of words of support
Many bloggers are obsessed with how many hits their blog gets, obviously we all like to be popular and I don’t have magic wands other than put yourself about a bit, be nice to people who do turn up (only if they are nice themselves mind) .

But do bear in mind that when it comes to comments on the web well over 95% of surfers are consumers, very few people on the net add content i.e. upload video to YouTube, or pictures to flickers or leave comments so if you have a 100 hits and only get 5 comments that par for the course.

That being said I do wonder about the person who visited loads of my pages and downloads some tunes and then didn’t leave the merest ta. Manners cost nothing especially so on the net.

4 comments:

Cocktails said...

The whole politics of blogging/commenting is strange. I read loads of blogs for ages but never ever commented, then I started writing my own and it seemed weird that these people were reading it but I have no idea who they are. So I've gradually been coming out of the closet and am turning into a serial commenter...

Nice moustache site above by the way. If only I was a bloke...

Mr G. said...

Addendum to print screen: alt plus print screen only copies the active window. And there's lots more...
http://www.computerhope.com/shortcut/windows.htm

Mr G. said...

or even better - to accomodate your mac friends...
http://www.computerhope.com/shortcut.htm

BLTP said...

Mr G: thanks I knew the IT dept of the lap top club could come up with some handy top tips. Didn't know you did cross platform Mac support ;)