Tuesday, July 10, 2007

(Blogger) Things I've Discovered

There are a couple of things I've discovered recently with Blogger that I didn't realize, and (although I may be less techie than most!) I thought maybe other people also might not know about these options.

1. I wanted to add a copyright line to my feed, but I didn't want it to show on every post on my blog, just in the feed. Under SETTINGS/SITE FEED there is a box called Feed Item Footer. You can enter any text or html there that you'd like and it shows up in your feed, but doesn't show on posts. I put this notice in my feed because a site was stealing my entire feed and not only re-posting it, but listing me as an "author" for their site:

This feed contains copyrighted photos and text from Kalyn's Kitchen. If you are not reading this material in a feeds aggregator or by e-mail subscription, the site you are viewing may be guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact kalynskitchen (at) comcast (dot) net.

(Possibly everyone but me knew about this, but I loved the way it worked.)

2. Quite by accident I discovered that in new Blogger, once you post something it immediately assigns that page a permanent url (permalink). You can change the date, time, and even the title of the post, but making any of those changes doesn't change the permalink the way it did with old Blogger. This is something I thought other Blogger users might find it nice to know. This could be very useful for some people.

This post was written by Kalyn from Kalyn's Kitchen.


Ilva said...

Thanks Kalyn for these useful suggestions!

Joanna said...

Kalyn I'm really interested in this - very useful to be able to make a footer that doesn't show in the post. Can you take me through your decision to copyright rather than use creative commons?


Kalyn said...

Joanna, I don't truly know that much about creative commons vs. copyright. (If anyone does,chime in.) It's my understanding that a recipe (the list of ingredients) can't be copyrighted, but your photo and any text you write that accompanies the recipe can be copyrighted. I feel flattered if other people use my recipes and credit me, but I don't want them to be able to copy every word I've written.

DawnsRecipes said...

Based on this thread, I decided to check out what this creative commons was all about.

Kalyn, this sounds perfect for you. I, like you, don't mind the compliment of having my recipes shared on other sites...just so long as I'm credited for the work, ideally with a link back to my site.

I chose the Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 "some rights reserved" license. That way translations are allowed. Hey, that sounds like a valuable service to me. You want to translate my recipe into German? Go right ahead!

I highly recommend visiting their site and reading up on it.

Joanna said...

Thanks Kalyn, thanks Dawn ... I use creative commons, and am not sure of all the implications, but I like the idea of sharing with like-minded people. That's the key / problem: like-minded


ParisBreakfasts said...

Thank you Kalyn for the feed footer!

Sam said...

thanks Kalyn - I have updated my methodology accordingly

Marcia said...

Thanks for your care. It'll be useful.

Cafe Cyan said...

I'm a couple years late to this discussion, but wanted to express my thanks for the wording on the footer and how to do it. I now have it on my own site.