Apr 26, 2011

V is for View - Blogger Tip

Looking for a new way to view blogs?

There's one app on the iPad that I love - Flipboard. What it does is display your blogs in a magazine fashion, so you see snippets of stories and such. Did you know that there are different ways to view people's blogs from your computer?

If you go to the url in the address bar right now (says http://www.clancytales.blogspot.com/) and add to it:
You'll probably get the sidebar view of this blog, down the sidebar of this blog is a list of all the previous blogs. Now at the top of the page towards the right side, there's a blue button that probably says Sidebar. You can click on that and choose the other layout designs as well. I quite like Snapshot for when you want to try to find a previous post.

Does this work on your blog? If you have blogger or blogspot blog, you need to go into the Settings menu (from your dashboard). Your blog must be public, not one that people need to sign into to see. In Settings, choose Site Feed, and make sure your 'Allow Blog Feeds' button is either 'Full' (that's what I have selected) or 'Jump Break'. Also in Setting, choose Formatting and where it says 'Enable Dynamic Views', choose Yes.

That's all you have to do (most are set this way by default anyway, so you might not have to tamper at all). Then view your blog and type the word 'view' at the end of the url. I just think it's cool.


  1. Thanks, I didn't know blogs could do that.

  2. One more piece of knowledge I need.

  3. Thanks for the tip. I am so behind the times I am still trying to figure out how the heck to get the pics on the blog to stay put where I want them to be!
    ;o) Blessings,Joanne

  4. Hi Charmaine

    When I've finished the A-Z challenge, and have a little more time, I'm going to get myself acquainted with all these little snippets of info and bring myself into the 21st C!

    Also to let you know I've awarded you the Versatile Blogger award if you'd like to come over and get it sometime.

    Well deserved, and I'm very pleased to have met you.

    warm wishes


  5. Great tip! I tried it on your blog and it is cool!

  6. I find google reader useful for going through new posts. it can be a bit overwhelming especially with the AZ challenge and so many daily posts.

    Moody Writing

  7. very interesting. I'm going to have to experiment on my own blog page after A to Z is done.

    Hope you join us in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge Reflections Mega Post on Monday May 2nd.

  8. Thanks for this tip I'm just learning the ins and outs of the blogger world.

  9. I so wish I had an iPad. When you are a super famous author (and you will be), do you wanna buy me one? :P

  10. I had never even considered this since I don't have any other viewing platform other than my PC. Thanks!

  11. How interesting - just tried it on my blog as well as yours.