Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Blogger search function

Blogger has a great search function that allows anyone to search a particular blog for anything within that blog. for those of you who are new to Blogger or don't know about it, I thought I'd post a How To.

Look up in the left-hand corner of the page. you should see a orange box with a white B in it, the blogger logo. to the right of that is a search box and just to the right of that is a clickable link labeled: SEARCH BLOG.

type in whatever specific phrase you want in the search box. click on SEARCH BLOG (or press the enter button).

you'll get the results of your search and all posts will have the searched for words in those returned posts only.

here is an example: search for the words: timtex. you'll find 4 posts (so far) that mention that word. LOL, actually you'll find 5 once I post this post. :-)

the more specific you make your search the fewer posts you'll get in return. if you search for the word bead, you'll get a ton of posts.

the search function is great for those days when you know you want to refer back to something you read last month but you can't remember the title or who wrote it. or if yo're like me and occasionally have brain fog.

i hope this helps in your daily blogger journaling.



Robin said...

WOW, Viv! This is a fabulous post!!! I always thought that function was for all blogs. I've been blogging for a year and never tried it before. Thanks!

Bethan said...

Since I am new to Bloging I really appreciate all the help that I can get. After reading everyone's post I think there others that are new to this. Again thanks.

vivage said...

I am so glad you found it helpful. it took me a while to find it and boy, was i happy that i didn't have to go thru jillions of posts in my own blog!

Timaree said...

Thankyou. I am new at this and that search lesson will surely come in handy as the blogs get longer! I thought it was to find new blogs and I haven't had time to look at all the posts on this one much less the blogs connected to this project or blogs in general.

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