Monday, January 06, 2014

Searching Blogs To No Avail?!

Hey guys.  I don't know about you,  but I use the Blogger search feature continuously.  Whether I am looking for something on my own blog or on another's, it is one of the tools that I find invaluable!  For those of you like me who use this feature constantly, you will have noticed that it has been on the fritz for a few months now.  Occasionally, I can get it to work but 99% of the time, it doesn't.  

When catching up on a few posts at a friend's blog yesterday, I came across a post dealing with just that subject.  Donna over at Creative Smiles wrote a short article discussing how you can add your own search by using HTML code.  She gives a clear and concise tutorial on how to fix it.  She herself found the information at another blog and wanted to share it with her readers.

Well, you know me, when something goes wonky and there is a way to fix it, I feel it is important to share that information with all of you too; so, that is what I am doing today.  However, since both a concise and a more explicative tutorial has been created, and more importantly, ones that are easy to follow, there is no reason for me to reinvent the wheel.  I merely need to send you spinning in the right direction.

For a concise breakdown and resolution please check out Donna's post by going HERE.
If you would like to see the original one that is a bit more explicative and also has the coding in a form where you can just copy and paste it, head to Diane Carlisle's post HERE.

I am sure that Google will get their search function fixed eventually but it is nice to know that there is a remedy in the interim.  Please spread the word yourself to your own readers if you can, since the more people who get it fixed, the less frustrated their own readers will be, searching for specific items.

Well, that is it for now.  I'm off to tackle the elusive 'to do' list.

Until next time,

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mudmaven said...

Thanks so much Lisa! I can't wait to fix the search function on my blog now. So frustrating to not be able to find what you are looking for, now if more folks would just PUT a search box on their blogs I would be a truly happy camper. ~chris

ike said...

Excellent - Thank you... I've added one to mine :-D xxxxxxxxxx

NanaConnie said...

Speaking of glitches, Lisa, I follow your blog via e-mail. I haven't had a single thing in my in-box for your blog for a month and today I get an e-mail showing me your last 25 posts, as though they had all posted today! Same thing happened yesterday with another blog I follow by e-mail and 3 days ago, I finally got an e-mail notice of 37 postings going back as much as 3 months on a third blog. Who knows? I can't identify the problem nor the solution. :-)

Edwina said...

I too got a large post today of your e-mail from your blog. First time I have had anything in 2 months or longer. So strange. Glitches! Google won't hardly let me in any more. It is driving me crazy. :) Thanks for the tip. Edwina Brown

Edwina said...

I added it to mine. Thank you. Edwina Brown

Crafting Vicky said...

Is that what happened... it was always working and then this week I had an issue... but right now seems to be fine... didn't know it was a problem all over blogland! Thanks for sharing. If I have the issue again I'll come back for the fix!

Desire Fourie said...

Thanks for this Lisa, a great help and awesome that you are sharing it with your readers.
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