Friday, August 27, 2010

Gidgets, Widgets and Gadgets

I have been wondering for weeks just how to get my blog entries to go to Facebook.  I have poked, prodded and twinged everything I could in my blog dashboard, but to no avail.
Then I noticed a few days that a friend of mine, Carrie Jacobson, did exactly what I wanted to do with her blog ( ), so I emailed her. After a few back and forth emails, she decided to phone me.
Here was how our conversation went:
Me: How did you do that?

Carrie: Hmmmm. Let's seeeee... I don't really remember. I have no idea where that thing was. It was on a page with tabs on it, I remember that.

Me: Dashboard?

Carrie: Dashboard? Maybe. The place where you can design your stuff. Is that Dashboard?

Me: I don't know. I don't see it in Dashboard 
Carrie: Well, its probably not on the Dashboard.  Maybe its where you make a new posting.  Yes, there it is ! See the tabs ?  Click on the one that says Amend or Arrange or something.  Then look down near the bottom, about halfway, for a button thing that gets you to the doodad or something like that.
Me: The gizmos?
Carrie: The widgets.
Me:  The gadgets?
Carrie:  Look there. Look for something that says 'edit', then hit it and a box will pop up, with a whole lot of other gizmos you can have, and the Facebook one is there.
And the conversation went on like this for a few minutes more.  Somehow, through all that clatter and nonsense chatter and laughter, we understood each other and I accomplished my feat.  Now if I can just do it again !!
Life is like that sometimes. We stumble, bumble and fumble through it, wondering how we did it in the first place.  But that is what makes it all interesting.

1 comment:

Lisa Loria said...

Facebook use to let you create a link right to your blog via networked blogs on the "what's on your mind" part. Now they have removed it. So I just copy paste my blog url and place it in the link area of the "What's on your mind".
Hope that makes sense.