Friday, February 18, 2011

Blogger "Blog This!" Trick

For all you fellow bloggers out there using Blogger, I recently discovered a new trick that I really like.

It's called, "Blog This!"

How often are you browsing the web and you see something on a web page and you're like, 'Oh, this would make a good blog post!'  But then you have to bookmark or write down the link, then write a note to yourself to remember to blog about the topic, and eventually your idea disappears into oblivion and the post never gets written?

Yeah, I do that a lot.

Until now. :)

"Blog This!" adds a button to your browser bar.  When you're on a web page you like, you just click the little button, and then a "create post" box pops up with a link to the webpage in the post body.  You can either write the blog post right there and publish it, or you can "Save as Draft" and go back to it later.  (I tend to save as draft.)

Getting the button is easy.  When within your blogger dashboard, click "Help" in the upper right-hand corner and then search for the "Blog This!" extension.  In Chrome, it is right at the top of the help page.  It will walk you through installation instructions...just follow along and you will have your button in no time.

Neat, right?

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