Customize your Blogger Profile

Customize your Blogger Profile


Hi everyone I’m Peggy K and today I
want to show you how to customize your Blogger profile. If you have been using a
Google+ profile for Blogger hopefully you have already switched to a Blogger
profile but if you haven’t now is the time to do so. When you create your
Blogger profile usually all you do is enter your display name. You don’t add a
profile photo or personal information or even create a public profile. That’s what
I’m going to show you how to do today. You can then add a Profile gadget to
your blog’s layout and your public profile will be linked from the blog posts you
author or the comments that you leave on any Blogger blogs To edit your Blogger profile sign into
your Blogger account, click Settings on the left menu and then go to your User
Settings. Under Blogger profile click the Edit link and that will open your
profile to edit. The first thing to edit is your Privacy Settings. You need to
enable “Share my profile” to have a public Blogger profile, but I believe that’s
disabled by default. So you need to turn that on. You can then
decide whether you want your email address to display, whether you want your
blogs to display, and if you do want your blogs to display, if you have more than
one you can select which blogs display on your profile. You don’t need to show
all of your blogs, which is good for me because I have a bunch of test blogs
that I wouldn’t want anyone else to see. You can also opt to show which other
blogger blogs you follow. Then scroll down and you can edit your Identity. The
first thing is your Google Account username which you cannot change. The
second is your email address which you can add any email address you want. And
if you’ve chosen to display that the email will then show on your public
Blogger profile. And this is where you can change your display name. Because
it’s not using your Google Account information your display name can be
anything you want it to be. It does not need to match your Google Account name.
Next scroll down a little bit further and you can either add or change your
profile photo. You have two options: you can enter a URL of an image that’s
online. But note if you do that you have to enter the link that goes directly to
just the image, not the page that the image is on. So for example Google Photos
doesn’t give you any easy way to get the direct image link. The other option is to
upload an image that you have stored on your computer and that’s usually the
easiest way to do it. If you want to change your profile
photo simply click the “Remove Image” link underneath
the current image and then upload a new image to replace it. Then scroll down a little bit further
you can add a link to an audio clip, if you have an audio clip. Then in the
general section you can set your gender, link to your home page, which will show
on your Blogger profile with a link to “My web page”. You can link to a wishlist,
like for example an amazon.com wishlist. There is a link to create a wishlist but
that goes to a service called Froogle, which no longer exists, so you can just
skip that if you don’t have an existing wishlist somewhere else. And then you can
also enter your instant messaging username and you can probably tell from
the list of available IM services that this has not been updated in a very long
time. Finally you can add your location, your work information, and your other
interests. If you fill this section out on your Blogger profile they will be
turned into clickable links, so that you can see a list of the other Blogger
profiles that have the same work information, location or interests. Then when you’ve entered all the
information that you want to share, be sure to click “Save”. You can always go
back and re-edit your profile if you want to change or add information, or if
you want to switch the profile from being private to public or vice versa. So
here’s what the final Blogger profile looks like. There’s a link in the
description if you want to see it live. It’s pretty rudimentary but it does give
you the opportunity to share a little bit about yourself to readers on any of
your blogs. If you found this video helpful be sure to subscribe for more
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7 thoughts on “Customize your Blogger Profile

  1. Tips, if you fill out favourites (books, movies, music) you can find bloggers with similar ideas. The "wishlist" and the "soundfile URL" can be any URL, like the website, e.g., YouTube channel and a classic Google site.

  2. Excellent tutorial, Peggy. I need to just follow your good instructions and get this done. Thanks for the kick in the, huh, reminder. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Well done Peggy.
    I got two problems on our blogger account 1)The random question was set by somebody by compulsory where contents were full of pricks. It was embedded as HTML which can't be removed ad hoc http://tinypic.com/m/keaxvt/4 2) Feedback to blogger was greyed out aka disabled
    http://tinypic.com/m/keaxvs/4

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