Saturday, December 29, 2007

Not All Posts Shown in Label Filter

Anyone knows how to show all posts or have a 'older posts' link to see more posts once we click on filter to see posts of a particular label?

E.G. when i click on my label "What's Cooking", it only shows 20 posts, but there are actually more posts under this label, same goes for every other labels. I am using blogger.

Any help? Thanks in advance!

This Post was written by rokh from Tham Jiak


Anyone had positive or negative experiences with Blogrush? I just added it to my blog (You can see it near the bottom of the left hand column on It is one of these blog syndication deals where in exchange for showing their widget with other bloggers posts, they will show your headlines at other blogs and send traffic your way. It seems reasonable to me so I thought I'd give it a try, but am curious about other's results or problems. I'll post an update in a few weeks and let you know how it is working for me.

This Post was written by Michael Natkin from

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Has Anyone Else Noticed This???? Custom Headers Now Easier in Blogger

I was playing around with a test template yesterday and noticed that Blogger users with the "new" style Blogger page element layouts can upload custom headers very much like any other image. (no need to have your photo or graphic hosted elsewhere) No fuss, no muss, just be sure you've got the size and cropping you want.

Go to customize your template, page elements, then your header and then edit. A "configure header" box will pop up with the customizing option.

I think it's a fairly new feature and don't recall seeing anything here at FBS on it. Of course, it could be real old news and something I just missed, but in case it is not, I wanted to share.

Faith from Blog Appetit (which still features its regular old rounders4 uncustom header)

PS: Blogger is doing that thing with showing every draft it auto-saved. If you've posted recently to FBS you may want to delete your unneeded drafts from the posts page.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Question on Resizing Photos:

Hi all,

I've noticed that when I resize photos to 500px (the size of my "post" column in my blog), they lose a lot of the quality of the image and tend to look more pixelated. I've been trying to crop the photos to 500px rather than resizing them, but I'd like to solve this problem (sometimes I like the whole photo)!

Would it help if I was using Adobe Photoshop (Elements, probably, for price reasons). I'm currently using Picasa or the Microsoft photo editing software for my (very minimal) photo edits, but I wonder if it's the quality of those programs that is messing up my pictures.

Thanks in advance for any advice!

This post was written by Katy from Sugarlaws

Monday, December 17, 2007

Losing Post Photos When I remove Drafts...

I recently decided to clean house and deleted drafts sitting in my posts list.
The result was I lost the all the uploaded photos in the published post.
Please take a look -
THE RITZ Paris? ? ?
I'm not aware of any information on this drafts thing but I'm wondering what happened and what to do in the future.
Has this happened to anyone else?

Paris Breakfasts

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Comment spam advertising food sites

I have been having a rash of these comments. I'm not letting them publish on my blog, but I've seen them on other blogs:

Maybe you can help me out with something…? I want to order all of my food online from now on because of various reasons, but I don’t know where to go for quality food. I have tried 2 companies so far, xxxxxx, and and xxxxx, but I wanna get others I can try out. Do you know of any? The main thing I’ve ordered so far is steak. I guess you can say, I’m a steak junkie. LOL!!! From what I have found out (from what I have ordered so far) I think I am able to regulate the quality of beef I buy. I hate going to a store and getting that crappy slab of beef that I have to cut down until there is like nothing left. Hahaha!!!! (its so true though) Anyhow, sorry that I made this comment so long. If you can help me out or point me in a direction where I might find more quality foods online, I would greatly appreciate it. Have a good day or night! (depending on when you read this) LOL!!!! ______________________

This is nothing more than advertising for the sites whose names I've removed. I know that one of these sites has been receiving a lot of bad press due to customer complaints. Please don't fall for this and let this type of comment publish on your blog. (This type of thing makes me glad I went to comment moderation.)

This Post was written by Kalyn from Kalyn's Kitchen

Monday, December 10, 2007

(Misc) Just a suggestion or two...

Now that the finalists for the Food Blog Awards are up and we can breathe a little, just wanted to make a little suggestion. When combing through the hundreds of nominations we received this year, and verifying their eligibility, there are a number of sites that a) don't have visible contact information and/or b) don't have accessible or visible archives. When I discover a new site, I like to go back through the archives and see what I missed. As far as contact information, I know that spam is sometimes an issue, but what about a contact form? Just a suggestion. :)

Cate from Sweetnicks, Well Fed and Mad About Martha.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Local Copyright Issues

Hey everyone,

Hoping you could help me decide the best way to deal with a copyright issue that popped up recently with a local restaurant. The restaurant used a photo from my Flickr account in an emailed newsletter. The photo is copyright protected under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic License. I really don't know if this falls under commercial use or not since they don't charge for their newsletter, but they were using it to promote the restaurant. In either case, it was certainly lacking attribution.

How do I bring this up with the restaurant without seeming like a jerk?

This Post was written by Derek from Gastronomic Fight Club

Has Blogger got the bugs - AGAIN?

Hi folks,

I was wondering if any of you were noticing an irregular notification of your comments via email. I have realized that today I am not receiving many of the emails notifying me that there have been comments left on many posts. I really rely on this as when comments are made on older posts and questions are asked it gives me a chance to respond. Does anyone have any ideas if Blogger has the bugs or the blues?

This Post was written by Meeta from What's For Lunch, Honey?

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Thanks -- Made the switch!

I just wanted to say thanks for all the advice I got on my post about switching from blogger to wordpress! I made the big jump this weekend, and after probably 18 straight hours of a self-imposed crash course in css, I'm thrilled with my new self-hosted blog!

Thanks so much to everyone who responded to my earlier post!

This Post was written by Katy from (New and Improved) Sugarlaws!