Monday, February 05, 2007

Labels?

Hi,
This is going to sound like a stupid question, but I have only been blogging for a little while so I really need help. What are labels and what do they do? I see them all the time on peoples blogs and I am confused as to what they achieve and how do I do it? The other issue I am having is the whole feed burner, technorati thing, it all seems very confusing and I really need help with this as well.

Again I have only been doing this for about 2 months and I am not very computer literate. I have been winging it. I don't even know whether what I am doing this the right.

So please, pretty please help me out, in lam ens terms?


This Post was written by Amelita from *Squishyness*


7 comments:

Derrick said...

I imagine it varies a bit from blogging tool to blogging tool, but in the new Blogger, they're categories. So if you click on a label (I've started using them on obsessionwithfood.com, if you want to see them in action) you'll see a page with all the posts that have the same label.

Squishy said...

So is it all bloggers posts with that label, or just mine? Also when I try to add the lables in the add page element section it won't allow me to do it, what it does is, it comes up with a list like kittens and so forth that I can't change. I am curious about how to do it myself and whether it is a pointless excersize anyway. How does it benefit my blog? Thank you for helping me out, I really appreciate it.

Danahli said...

A label (also called a tag) is to help organize your blog posts. Let's say I post a recipe for Honey Glazed Ham on my blog. Some labels I would include about the post would be, "ham, pork, thanksgiving, christmas, holiday." Now that my post has these labels, my readers can find my recipe post for Honey Glazed Ham by using the search bar. Say a reader is looking for a recipe for Thanksgiving, they would go to the search bar on my page and type in "Thanksgiving." All the posts with "Thanksgiving" as a label will show up (i.e. posts like "Honey Glazed Ham," "Roasted Turkey," "Grandma's Stuffing," etc.). Does that help explain it?

Squishy said...

Yes thank you, now I just have to figure out how to do it ;)I really appreciate your help on this. So what does a feedburner do? I notice on some people blogs they have all these little boxes with power blogger, and fav my blog technorati, I put one on my blog but I am still confused by it's purpose and why some people have so many different ones? Also the whole RSS feed thing is baffling. So if anyone can explain that little beauty for me that would be fantastic? Thank you everyone for your help. Cheers Amelita. P.S. I know I sound like a bit of a backward noodle head, but most of my brain power gets sucked out of me by my children LOL

Squishy said...

I think I have started to figure out why and what those little boxes are about and have added two. I hope I have added the right ones. But the RSS feed thing still has me baffled.

Freya said...

Hi Squishy,
The RSS thing does seem complicated until you actually have one up and running then you know what it can really do.
For example, if you are registered with FoodieBlogs.net, everytime you post a new article, it will also get prominence on their 'latest articles' page. This means greater exposure for your blog in the long run but there are also other benefits that I would risk waffling on about. I would suggest you sign up with feedburner who are the biggies in the RSS industry and it's a fairly easy process (if I can do it, so can anyone). If you have any problems, feel free to email me via my blog!

Squishy said...

Thanks Freya,
Had a look at your blog and found a HTML code through feed burner. It seems to look good on my site. Thank you so much for your help and to everyone for helping me out. Cheers Amelita