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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

No more 'NEXT BLOG'!

Having thought that there was no way that I could edit the template on my blog, (i.e. the ‘next blog’ button) David Muir posted a very helpful comment last night.

David Said:
“It is possible to hide the "Next blog" link in blogger (although they don't exactly make it easy!) I got the instructions on the MFLE section of LTScotland. It says "go into the template and find the tag. Just in front of it, type and right after it type . Andrew M. Brown, ICT Education Support Officer for Argyll & Bute, has produced this screencast on his blog to show you how.”

I would suggest that any teacher who decides to use blogger.com should alter their template. This means that your URL address cannot refer others onto ‘random’ blogger.com blogs.

Though I have rectified my situation, I think I will still move to a wordpress blog in the near future.

Thank you David!


At Tuesday, 31 October, 2006, Blogger David said...

You are more than welcome. I only passed on to you what others had shown me - such is the way of the web community. :-)

When encouraging people to start a blog, I usually advise people to register for at least two. That way you can try making a couple of posts and get a feel for how posts work before deciding which one to go for. Even still, most people will only have a a reasonable knowledge of how one blogging tool works. I suspect therefore that more people than just me would be interested in why you want to move. What is attractive about Wordpress? What is annoying about Blogger? A post about why you are moving will be useful to old Bloggers like me and to young bloggers just thinking about starting out. What do you think? Worth a post?

At Tuesday, 31 October, 2006, Blogger Kenneth... said...

I'm not sure you've explained why you feel you need to remove the navbar. Why do you think it's "bad" to have the next blog on yours on any other teachers blogger.com blog? Just because it might take you to what you might categorise as an inappropriate blog doesn't mean that teachers shouldn't use it.

I have to be honest I've clicked it several times and have never seen anything inappropriate. Most of the time it's a site in a different language.

In my post the The Public & Private Face of a Teacher, as you know, I raise the question about the appropriateness of teachers online personas. I think your blog is an open and honest teacher's blog - you state your opinion, you include personal pictures. So I'm left with the question - why is the possibility of me clicking on the next blog button and getting an unusual blog causing you so much concern that you want to move to a different blog site?

At Tuesday, 31 October, 2006, Blogger Tess Watson said...

Thank you David and Kenneth. Blogging is still relatively new to me. I am planning on writing a post with view to debate, but not tonight. I would very much welcome your feedback when I do.


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