Tuesday, September 8, 2009

How to add a signature to your blog

Tuesday, September 8, 2009
There have often been times when I wanted to add a signature or other "regular" features into each blog posting just like the signature shown below.

So after happily and very ignorantly blogging away I decided to google the very thing and came across this website (from many others listed) which makes it very easy to add a signature to your blog.

The link is :http://www.mylivesignature.com/ and it is very easy - peesy to do. You don't have to register if you don't want to - it works just fine and you get all the choices.

Click on "proceed" -- this will take you to a wizard where you have a choice of either letting the web make your signature - or if you have a good hand eye co-ordination you can draw one on the screen with your mouse - and finally you could scan a image. Click on the choice that appeals to you most and follow your nose. See part of the website as shown below:

Creating a new signature

Please select the method you want to use to create the signature.

Using the signature creation wizard
Select this method if you want to get an imitation of your signature. You will have to enter the name of the signature, select the handwriting that suits you from the offered list, specify the size, color and slope of the signature and it will be ready! View examples
Draw a signature straight to the screen
Select this method if you want to draw your signature by hand/mouse directly to the screen of your computer. This is a fun and easy way to make your own signature. You can use a mouse-pen to go over an existing signature and replicate it too.
Using a scanned image
Select this method if you want to get an exact copy of your signature. You will have to write your signature on a sheet of paper, scan it and send it to us. Our designers will process the image in a short period of time and use it to create a signature for you. View examples

(yiiiiikes - I did a copy and paste job from www.mylivesignature.com/ and discovered that the links are "live" here - so urm - yeah - feel free to just go there directly from this blog . . . )
One word of warning though - it is really not a good idea to scan your actual signature that you use to sign cheques or legal documents!! The mischief one can create in lifting and using your "real" signature on fraudulent activities isn't worth the risk - but then again if your really that keen on opening yourself up to being abused - who am I to stop you. I mean - this kernel of supposedly wisdom from a old bear who is sitting in a forest - I mean -- why listen . .. *winks*

Anyhow - after the image is created you will want to use it - and here is where it gets interesting -
The current set-up is that you have to save the snippet of HTML code and manually add your signature into each blog posting - which given a copy and paste job doesn't take THAT long, but if your my age (or just plain lazy like me) - you will want to have this done for you by the computer every time you make a posting. The trick is knowing how and here it is . . . all revealed ...

I opened up and signed in to my google blog and went to "Settings". Click on the "Formatting" tab and scroll right down to the bottom of the page. There you will find the last item called "post Template" with a plain text box. Move your curser into the box and click on it then use your enter button a few times (this will shift location / placement of your signature down a few places - which is very important - when you come to actually write your blog).

If you don't tab down it will be put right at the top into your first line and while you can manually shift it downwards - it's a bit of a pain having to do this every time you blog away. Especially if you are a productive blogger. I mean why make things harder on you then necessary.

Anyway - having used your enter key "copy and paste" the little html code given to you for your signature. Click on "Save your settings".
Then write a draft blog to see it all fall into place. If you are not happy with the signature you can always delete the HTML code and re-save your settings to your original status.

One other thing - As you can see in this posting - I have added a picture and placed it at the top right hand side. The process is similar to adding a regular signature to your blog - you draft a blog - add your favorite picture via the "add Image" on your tool bar. This will generate a HTML code which you can find if you click on the edit HTML tab while you are drafting your blog. Select all then copy and paste that visible code into the same "post template" section and voila!! You will have the same picture in the same location every time you write a new blog entry.

Have fun with this and be creative

Come to think of it - it needs a paw print next to it - hmmm wonder if I still got photoshop on lappy . . . .

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