How-to: Add a message to your Blogger blog

This isn’t a message in terms of the standard blog post, but more a message along the lines of “I’ve moved, you can keep up with me at my new address” message. If you will, a sort-of sticky post. πŸ™‚

It’s actually quite simple to do – and is probably something you’ve already done in the past on your sidebar. The first thing is to go into your blog’s template section (either by clicking on Layout on the dashboard or Template in your blog’s work page).

Then, when you’re in there, click on one of the “Add a Page Element” links –

Adding a message - click on Add page Element

It doesn’t matter which link you click, as we will be moving the text to the body anyway. When the window pops up, click on the Add to Blog link under Text element, since that is what is being added.

Click Add Page Element under Text

Now, you’ll be in the normal text editor. Put in the message you want to. For example, since I’m actually doing this on a testing blog, I’ll just put in some generic rambling. πŸ˜‰

When you’re done, click on save changes to confirm your message. If you want to have full control over the look of the message, you can always use the Edit HTML link to edit the code behind the text. πŸ™‚

Type in your message

Now, you’ll be back in the Layout screen, and the new element will be the first one in the spot where you chose to put it. In my case, I used the sidebar, so it’s there. What you need to do now is simply drag it over to the body of the blog (don’t worry, a box will appear to show you where it is going to).

When it’s in the place you want it to be, click save to confirm the changes.

A really complex image that involved combining 3 others ;-)

Of course, be sure to check the blog to make sure that the message is there, and then it’s all done. As you can see on my example, it is above the posts, and if you would like to use your blog for other things (you know, paid blogging, etc), you’re free to, and the message will stay the first thing visitors see.

It’s not a circle!

As always, if there’s something you’d like to have explained, drop me a line, either through the contact page, or if you’re on the Aussie Bloggers forums, drop me a PM. I’ll post about it and show not only you, but anyone else who may be wondering how to do the same thing how to do it. πŸ™‚

2 thoughts on “How-to: Add a message to your Blogger blog

  1. Great post! I have a feeling a friend of mine will be needing to know this real soon, as she is still struggling with the switch from classic to New Blogger.

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