Saturday, February 19, 2005

My So-Called Links

[Edited to explain that I did, in fact, get some links up, thanks to Blogroller. But it wasn't easy and I still don't feel like I have much control over how they look. Whatever. Enjoy.]
Links. I can't figure them out. God never meant for me to do HTML and it's a testament to herm kindness and mercy that I got as far as changing my fonts so they wouldn't be in my most-hated font ever, Verdana. But putting in a nice little sidebar of blogs I read? Unh unh. Ain't gonna happen. I've been trying all day, squinting my eyes, rolling my index finger back and forth over my roller-mouse trying to find the part of my template where I add a formula I got in the help section, but all that does is add a link to Edit Me!, underneath a teeny-tiny white links.

This is just to say, I dip into other people's links all the time and I'm reading and loving them, and I'm even delighted to see that I'm showing up on some people's links, but it may be a while before I can reciprocate. Not snobby, not stingy, just kind of simple in the head.

Is it just me, or is the bloggerhelp stuff kind of, well, hard? I mean the blogs I read are mostly other academics in the humanities, and while you might have done better on the quantitative part of the GRE than me (since I got in the 3rd percentile, that wouldn't be all that hard. In my defense, I did get chicken pox later that night), but you're still humanities people, right? How did you do it?

And that, my friends is a strictly rhetorical question. I'm not that person who asks doctor friends for medical advice, or mechanic friends for a quick peek under my hood. (Well, it depends on the hood I want peeked under, I guess.)


Blogger Dr. Crazy said...

Yes, the blogger help stuff is super hard (I think). How to get a big long snazzy blogroll: Go to and you will be able to sign up for a service that means you just type in the url and the name of the blog and it does it all for you.

Also, you might consider getting haloscan for comments, if only because sometimes the blogger comments take a long time to come up in the pop-up box.

That, as a humanities girl who DOES NOT KNOW HTML, is as much advice as I can reasonably give about this stuff. Good luck!

11:40 AM  
Blogger Margo, darling said...

I went to blogroller and that's how I've gotten what I've got. (And yes, I totally found the link on your site. Did you feel yourself doing a good deed whilst you were unawares?) I just can't make it look as cool as yours; can't get the section titles or the nice spacing you've got going on. But that's cool. Any day now the help desk as will get back to me. I figure they're pretty busy fighting over who gets to write back to me.

9:25 PM  

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