Saturday, 19 November 2011

For those that don't know how do it manually

I recently changed the name of my blog and some of you have noticed the link from you own blog back to mine is still called USA Tour on a Harley-Davidson.

I assumed that these links back to my blog would automatically update to the new name somehow, but they don’t. You have to change it manually on your own blog and I have noticed that many of you have already done that in your own blog so the link to mine reads correctly. Thank you for doing that.

If you don’t know how to do make this change manually, here is how you do that, assuming you are using Blogger....

You know where you add a new link to your blog list? That is also where you change the name of a blog on your list

It is in your dashboard (which is also called Design, depending on which version of Blogger you are using), go there and click on ‘Layout’ (which again depending on the version of Blogger, may be in a drop-down menu) and this takes you to how you have laid out the various elements of your own blog page. On that layout page, find whatever you have called your blog list – some may call it, ‘The Blogs I Read’, ‘Blogs of Interest’, or something like that. Click on edit and that takes you to where you add new blogs to that list.

Next to the names of the existing blogs, you can edit or remove the existing blogs on your list. Find ‘USA Tour on a Harley-Davidson’ and rename it to “Flies in your Teeth”. Then click on Save to close the box and then it’s all done.

Many have already done this, so try it. I will be checking up on you to see if you have successfully changed the name!

16 comments:

Arizona Harley Dude said...

Gary, I hadn't noticed the name change. It is now changed on my blog.

Charlie6 said...

done Sir!

mq01 said...

thank you, done. that would be a great book name as well gary ...

SonjaM said...

Done! Mq01 has a point!

Gary France said...

AZHD – Thanks for changing it.

Charlie6 – Thanks to you too.

mq01 – Good girl. It would make a good name for a book, but it’s too late as I have already chosen the title for my book.

Sonja – Thanks for changing. She does have a point... maybe for my second book....

Donna aka Froggi said...

I suspect most can do it if they see a PROPERTIES link when they right-click in their list. I use RSSOwl and that worked fine.

In Google Reader, when you bring up a blog post, click the down arrow for Feed Settings and choose RENAME>

No Name said...

We are in compliance with the prime directive

Eve said...

Yes I was being lazy!! But thanks for the info on how to change the name. I'm hoping to get flies in my teeth before the snow flies again!

Gary France said...

Donna – That sounds like good advice. It probably works well for people who don’t use Blogger, but what do I know?

No Name – Thanks. I have changed the name of your blog on my blog ist as well, to return the favour.

Eve – I see you have changed yours now, so thanks! I hope you do get some flies in your teeth soon.

Lady R said...

Done here too. I knew how, but like some of the others... I just was lazy!

BTW... how's the book coming?

Canajun said...

Done. With all the name changes going on out there it's hard to keep up. :)

Gary France said...

Lady R - Good for you for doing the renaming.  The book is coming along well and I am currently on chapter 18 (Wisconsin) out of 33.  I am about on target for publication next summer.

bluekat said...

Thanks Gary,
Name changed :)

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Gary:

I am going to change the name of your blog on my "Destinations" list as you requested. Are you aware that in the United States, the zipper on a man's pants is known as a "Fly?"

Just wondering.

Fondest regards,
Jack/reep
Twisted Roads

Gary France said...

bluekat – Thanks!

Jack – Thanks for changing it. I hadn’t thought of that particular connotation and it means the same here in the UK. I still like the name despite that!

Gary France said...

Canajun – I noticed a few other blog name changes as well. It must have something to do with the bad weather setting in.