“Joan’s Tips for Blogging, Computers, Etc.” by Joan Y. Edwards
From time to time, I think, “Wow! I need to tell my readers that. I wonder if they have trouble with this, too.” So here’s a blog post that I can add to if I think of something to remind me and to possibly help you, too.
- If you copy a URL (website link) from a site, and put it in a document and it doesn’t work, look at the link: 20% is a code for a space. If you see a link that says: http://www.joanyedwards.com/20%20%, it should look like this: http://www.joanyedwards.com/. Somehow two extra spaces got added to your link. Sometimes it’s a hidden link and you can’t see it.
If you click on a web link and it says 404, can’t be found, or 400 bad request, check the screen at the top of the internet browser box. You might find spaces that were added by accident. In place of each space, the computer put 20%. 20% means space in computer talk. Take the 20%20% out and try again.
- If you find that a link for a site isn’t a good link, try the basic home link of the main website. For instance, if you had the link,
http://www.joanyedwards.com/floodle.htm, and it wasn’t a good, working link, try the main website, which is http://www.joanyedwards.com. Then you can search for links to categories on the main site that you want to see. http://www.joanyedwards.com.FlipFlapFloodle.htm.
Write a copy of your blog post in your word processor and save it. Sometimes the blog might not get saved correctly. Then you’ve covered your heartache.
In WordPress Blog, if you want one space between lines, hit SHIFT and ENTER. Result is one line spacing. I haven’t tried it in Blogger.
Save your work, put the date your started on it. You can name each version for the date you wrote it. Then if you change your mind about revisions, you’ve got it. If you put the date at the front of the title, it’ll help you see when it was written…112215.
5.When commenting on a blog post, write “Dear” and the first name of the blogger and sign your name at the end. This will keep the message out of the SPAM folder.
SPAM checkers filter out bad email addresses.
SPAM filters delete the comments with two or more links.
Akismet is the SPAM checker for WordPress.
Spammers write beautiful general things about your blog post hoping you’ll approve it and click on the links to their products. When I wrote the ones Akismet had filtered out, my emails came back undeliverable.
- To protect your computer from viruses, purchase trusted anti-virus software. Have it scan your computer often. It’ll quarantine viruses so that they won’t hurt your computer. Holly Jahangiri suggests using software from Symantec or McAfee, or freebies like Avast, reputable companies that are known to be safe and effective.
One time I clicked on a website that started flashing a message that said, “Your computer is infected, click download to get software to check and remove it.” DON’T DO IT. IT’S A SCARE TACTIC. HIT the X to CLOSE THAT PAGE QUICKLY.
Here’s why: The minute you click on that download link, it downloads a virus to your machine. They may try to sell you software. Don’t buy it. You may be giving your CREDIT CARD INFORMATION TO UNTRUSTWORTHY PEOPLE.
I hope this information helps you. I’ll add to this from time to time when I see something that I believe you’d like to know.
Thanks for reading my blog. I appreciate it.
Do something today because it’s fun for you.
Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards
Copyright © 2012-2015 Joan Y. Edwards
Last updated November 22, 2015
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