Couple charged $350 by a motel for leaving a bad review on Google.

Last Updated on December 17, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

A couple stayed in a motel and were not happy with the accommodations. They left a bad one star review on Google. The motel had a clause buried on page 2 of 7 in their online agreement that posting bad reviews would result in a $350 dollar charge. An article goes on to say that there is now a lawsuit filed by the couple against the owner. Actually it’s against the old owner as the motel has been sold since.

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Protecting your blog and website images with a watermark with a GIMP plugin

Last Updated on December 9, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

As I started to resurrect my blogs, I realized that I was posting images without a watermark. The sad fact is that people can and will steal the result of your effort and use it as their own for their own profit.

One simple technique is to watermark your images. This involves putting text or an image on your image. There are a couple of ways to do this.

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Blogger, custom domains and GoDaddy

Last Updated on December 4, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

WARNING – Messing with the domain records can cause all sorts of problems (infinite loops, etc). BE CAREFUL AND USE THE FOLLOWING INFO AT YOUR OWN RISK

I wanted to set this blog up with a domain name of www.chrismendlascorner.com instead of cgmendla.blogspot.com. The blog is hosted at Blogger.

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Backing up your Blogger Blogs

Last Updated on December 3, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

We’ve been doing a boatload of posts on one of our blogs. That particular blog is hosted on blogger. There is always a possibility that the blog could end up flushed down the memory hole.

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Backing up Blogger Blogs

Last Updated on December 2, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

I hadn’t paid much attention to the details of my blogs for a while. One thing that was bothering me was that I had not backed them up. Some of the blogs were via FTP and others were hosted at blogger. (NOTE – Blogger is ending FTP support as of May 1 2010)

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Verifying a blogger hosted blog in google webmaster tools and submitting a sitemap

Last Updated on December 2, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

Google recently ended FTP hosting for blogs. We went throught the conversion process with no problem.

One of the side effects of the change was that the blogs were now at http://blog.oursite.com/  instead of www.oursite.com/blog.

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Fixing a broken blogger blog that was showing a bx- error in the front end and when accessing templates.

Last Updated on November 30, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

I had a blogger based blog on a site. The blog was set up as blog.bucksviews.com.

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Twitshot allows you to easily post images from your blog to Twitter

Last Updated on November 29, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

The Problem: I needed to post images from two image centered blogger blogs that I have, blog.lbiviews.com and blog.bucksviews.com.  This blog , blog.chrismendlatech.com, is not image centered.

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Problems after uploading photos from Google Photos to Blogger.

Last Updated on November 29, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

I’ve been resurrecting a couple of blogger blogs that I have. I had a lot of usable photos that were in Google Photos. I didn’t see any reason not to upload to blogger from my google photos.

However, when I started clicking the Facebook share button on my blog posts, I noticed that not all of the images were showing on Facebook. After a bit of research, there seemed to be a link between posting to blogger from Google Photos with an account that is linked to Google Plus.

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Modifying your Blogger template with CSS.

Last Updated on November 29, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

NOTE – be sure to backup your blog and template before trying this. For most users, there should not be a problem but backups can’t hurt.

The problem with the template for this blog was that when you looked at posts by month or label, they all seemed to run together.  The default post heading was not standing out as you can see below. Actually, it was worse than the image in that followed links were grey, not black.

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