Saturday, January 30, 2010

Post Options - handling line-breaks

This article explains the difference between the Edit HTML Line Breaks values of Convert new lines and Press Enter for line breaks.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Amazon Associates and Blogger, an overview

A list of articles about the relationship between Blogger and Amazon Associates, including hints-and-tips for working more effectively with Amazon, and using Amazon sites other than

Friday, January 22, 2010

Amazon Integration was with Amazon.Com, not the other Amazons

This article looks at the integration between Blogger and Amazon Associates (, the fact that there is not any integration between Blogger and (or any other Amazons), and the consequences of this.

Email Posting - knowing who posted what

Blogger's mail2Post tool lets you - and others - post to your blog from using email.   But it shows the post-author as the person who set up the mail2Post address that was used, and doesn't show the email address that the post was from.  Combining mail2Post with email forwarding tells you the email address, and gives some other tracking and post-management options.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

About Blogger-hints-and-Tips

Blogger Hints and Tips has grown from a personal yellow-stickie collection, into a collection of articles focussing on integrating Blogger and a range of other tools.

Installing Amazon's Product Preview tool

This article is about fixing a problem with installing Amazon's Product Preview feature into your blog or website.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Pictues, Albums and Slideshows - Advantanges and Disadvantages

This article summarises the advantages and disadvantages of using individual pictures, album links and slideshows in your blog.

Putting an album into your sidebar

This article shows how to put an album link into your sidebar (or anywhere that you can put a gadget on your template) in Blogger.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Rules for using Amazon Associates on Blogger

This article has links to the official Amazon Associates terms and conditions, and has some brief guidelines about complying with them. are available on Amazon's site, currently here.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Linking to a Picasa web-album in a blogger post

This article shows how to put a Picasa-web-album link into your sidebar (or anywhere that you can put a gadget on your template) in Blogger.

Targeting AdSense ads to a subset of page content

There are some websites where contextual targetting is not a good idea, because they attract the wrong sort of advertisements.  For AdSense, one  work-around is to target your ad-content to a certain sub-section of the overall post..

How to put a picture into a post, in Blogger

This article describes how to insert a picture into a blog post or page, using Blogger's Post Editor.  

It applies no matter whether the picture comes from, but has particular information about pictures that are already in Google Album Archive (because they were uploaded via Blogger or Hangouts or some other tool, eg Google Photos).

Putting a Picasa slideshow into your sidebar

This article shows how to put a slideshow from Picasa-web-albums into a gadget on your blog.

Options for linking Picasa into your Blog

There are various places on your blog where you can put items from Picasa - and different options from Picasa too (individual pictures, albums, slideshows).  This article describes them, and links to articles with specific instructions about each combination.

Picasa & Blogger - series overview

Blogger-Hints-and-Tips has a series of posts about integrating Blogger and Picasa.   This is the "home page" for the series, and has links to all the articles.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Stopping some pages appearing on the home page

This article is about how to make sure that a given post never appears on your blog's so-called "home page".