Wednesday, March 13, 2013

How to Search Inside a Blog

Did you know that you can easily search for specific posts within my blog? 

As a blog writer I am also a blog reader, so I'm used to searching archives for specific topics. Recently a friend mentioned that she finds blogs to be very disorganized and has difficulty finding specific posts. I thought perhaps some of my readers could benefit from a few search tips.

Take a look at the upper left hand corner of the navy bar just above my blog name, right beside the orange B logo for blogger. There is a little white box with a magnifying glass as the search symbol. If you type in the word sleeve and click on the magnifying glass you will get this response. You can read those posts and then at the very bottom on the right hand side you can get to more posts by clicking on next posts. It will bring up every post with the word sleeve and you can scan more quickly for what you are looking for.

You can also use a search engine. If you type in sleeve. You will get this. Just use the blog name and a topic word. The results will vary depending on what search engine you use.

If you use google, you can type advanced search in the search box. The next screen that comes up gives you all sorts of boxes to search in different ways and six boxes up from the bottom of that long list you can type in the blog name, You will get this if you search for the word sleeve.

I'm also starting a topic index, you can find it at the top of the page just above the current post.

Let me know if this helps.

1 comment:

  1. Personally I like searching by categories when I'm just browsing, but when I'm looking for something very specific, a good search function is always appreciated.