Saturday, August 04, 2007

How to view your blog and how to tell others to view your blog

This question get asked fairly frequently by new bloggers. If you yourself wants to see your own blog, there are various ways. One way is to sign into your Blogger account at and you will get to the Dashboard which may look something like the screenshot below (click to enlarge):

Google Blogger Dashboard: View Blog

Note the "View Blog" highlighted by a red circle. If you yourself just want to view the blog, click "View Blog" and your blog will be displayed in your browser. You can also right-click on "View Blog" and select "Copy Link Location" (This is for Flock browser. Wordings will be different for different browsers. For Internet Explorer, it will be "Copy shortcut" and for FireFox, it will also be "Copy link location"). This will copy the URL (if you don't know what is URL, refer to What is URL and how to get it. Click BACK button to get back to this page) into clipboard. You may want to paste it into a Notepad or Excel file and save it into your computer so you can get your blog URL anytime you want. If you have more than one blogs, you may save all the blogs URL's into the same file. Anytime you want someone to view your blog or blogs, just give them the URL. Then you or them can type or copy-paste into the address bar at the top of the browser (see screenshot below and click to enlarge)

browser address bar with an URL

and then press ENTER key and you will be taken to the blog. Note the URL of "Guide to Malaysia" blog highlighted by the red circle in the address bar.

(to be continues)


thebigman1432 said...

what are some of the big blogs out there that google picks up stuff from?

Peter Chen said...

Hi thebigman,

Sorry, don't quite understand your question. What gets picked up depend on the keyword or key pharse used plus the search engine ranking of the blog. Try googling for "dummies guide blogger" or dummies guide google blogger" and you will see some of my blogs there on the first page. But whether my blog gets picked up depend on what the searcher puts into the search box.

Hope that answer your question.

Peter Blog*Star
Blogger Tips and Tricks

Sankri said...

I could not view my blog in the search engine... The URL is
Can you pls advice what might be the cause...

Thank you very much

Peter said...

Hi Sankri,

Refer to Is my blog indexed, and if not how to get it indexed, etc.

Peter Blog*Star
Blogger Dough
(Blogging helped my put 2 sons through college on my pension and if not for blogging, I would have been in financial difficulties. We want to help you do the same)