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Monday, November 5, 2012

Blogging Tip: Adding Labels to Your Blog

 I thought I would share another blogging tip today. 

Today I am going to show you how to add and use labels on your blog.
Many of you may already do this on your blog but perhaps if you are a newer blogger you don't know about labels.

Labels help your readers find a post on your blog with a certain topic. 

Here is how to add them:

On your Blogger dashboard, click the drop down menu and select the Layout option.

Once your blog layout comes up, click on the "Add a Gadget" link to open the gadget window.


Scroll down the options until you find the one that says Labels and click the little blue plus sign.

A new window will open up with all the options on how your labels will appear on your blog. 
Make your selections and click Save.

When you are back on your layout page, just drag the layout gadget box to the desired location on your blog.

Here is how to add the labels to each post:
When you are writing a post, in the right hand column the very first option under "Post Settings" is Labels. 
Click on it to open it. 

If you are just starting labels, just type in the labels or categories that pertain to your post such as Crafts, Recipes, Tutorials, etc.
Once you already have started a label it will appear in a list under the box so all you will need to do is click the correct label and it will appear in the box above.
Click the "Done" button to save them.

 Once your post is published, your labels will appear at the very bottom of every post. 

And I have my labels toward the bottom of my right column. 
I use the "Cloud" format. 

So now if a reader wants to find a post that they read once that had something to do with Autumn, all they have to do is click that label and every post with that label comes up for them to search through. 

Easy peasy!!

Hope this helps some of you! 

If you have a certain blogging topic you would like me to cover, let me know! :)

allison

4 comments:

  1. Thank you! I am a new bloggerista and I am trying to figure things out as I go along. This helped me. I wondering how everyone's labels looked so pretty and organized.

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    1. You are welcome! Glad to help! I have two other blogging tip posts that may help you as well. You can find them on my tutorial page near the bottom.

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  2. Thanks!!! I am new as well....... I am still trying to design and figure things out. =)

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  3. Great tips! I use labels a lot when visiting other blogs to look for things that might interest me :)

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