Tips for Better Blogging Results - Things I Wish I had Done Right from the Start - Part 2A

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Better Blogging Results - Things I Wish I had Done Right from the Start - Part 2A

Here is a VERY quick Scribefire lesson for enlarging your font size.  I am NO expert--I just like to have a bigger font than the one that defaults in ActiveRain. 

1.  Be sure you have Firefox and Scribefire (a Firefox add-on) downloaded (see more about this in Part 1 of this series).

2.  Write your post in the normal way using Firefox.  (If you prefer to write it in a word document, do not use Microsoft Word--use Word Pad--Microsoft Word will give you strange formatting when you cut and paste.) 

3.  Save your post in DRAFT mode.

4.  Reopen your post to EDIT.

5.  Copy your post while still in the editing mode.

6.  Click on Tools and then click on Scribefire. Scribefire will open over your post.  (Need a visual?  Look at photo below.)

7.  Paste your post into the "Post Content" section of Scribefire screen.

8.  Highlight all of the text.

9.  Click on the font size--make it "4 (14pt)".

10.  Highlight and copy all of your text.

11.  Move back to the Firefox window and RIGHT CLICK in the text box and click paste.

Your post should now be in a larger font size.  So all you did here was make the exact font a larger size.  I am not going to teach you how to do anything else in Scribefire because to be honest, I have never bothered doing anything else.  Once you get comfortable with this little lesson, you will feel more comfortable with Scribefire and you can write your own post about all the really cool things that you can do that Canfield didn't even know about!  If I left anything out, please comment on it below!

Now go have some fun!

Quick Visual for Scribefire

 

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Chris K. Canfield

REALTOR®, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GREEN, SRES 

The Villages FL Area Real Estate

 

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Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield
Homes for Sale in The Villages and Summerfield FL
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Hi Dianne - Exactly!  Baby steps work best or your head will spin.  Don't expect to understand everything in a week or two (or a month or two for that matter!).  Have Fun--that's the main thing.

February 23, 2011 11:04 AM
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Roberta Kayne
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Hi again Chris.  I like the idea of using Firefox to get better formatting, but Firefox crashed my computer, so I had to remove it.  Plus our mls won't show up on firefox - not authorized or something like that.  So thanks for the post.  I'm working my way backwards through your posts.

February 24, 2011 04:14 PM
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Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield
Homes for Sale in The Villages and Summerfield FL
REMAX Premier Realty - The Villages

Hi Roberta - Yes, my MLS won't work with Firefox either.  I guess if I had your experience with Firefox I wouldn't want to use it, but it works well for blogging. 

February 24, 2011 07:32 PM
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Pat Haddad
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Chris--After you type your post in Word you have to highlite it and then click on the icon to remove formatting then you add it back in.  Jon Zolsky posted a great tutorial on it and I reblogged it--you might check it out.

February 26, 2011 12:51 AM
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Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield
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REMAX Premier Realty - The Villages

Hi Pat!  Thanks for pointing me in this direction.  I think I found the correct post, so I am linking folks to it here.  Warning:  This is an amazing post with lots of information!  Take a deep breath if you are a newbie to blogging--maybe get a cup of coffee--then dig in.  This is great information:

Dressing Up Your Blog.... Nirvana Recipe by Jon Zolsky

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