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<big>'''''On Blogger you can show other volunteers' stories on your own blog!'''''</big>
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<big>'''''If you have a Blogger account you can show volunteers' stories of your favorite country in real-time right on your own blog!'''''</big>
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'''Including:'''
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* '''Currently serving volunteers'''
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* '''Applicants'''
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* '''Peace Corps Projects'''
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''(see [[Blogger#Examples | here]] for examples)''
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==Step 1==
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==Step 4==
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Another window will open with a list of elements that you can add to your blog. Under "Basic" select the Gadget "Feed".
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==Step 5==
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Select your favorite RSS feed, copy/paste the URL into the "Configure Feed" dialog box and click 'Continue'. A shortcut for a list of all RSS feeds available through [http://www.peacecorpsjournals.com/ PeaceCorpsJournals] is available '''[[Follow | here]]'''.
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'''Popular Feeds:'''
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* Individual Countries (see [[Follow | here]] for list of their feeds)
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* [http://peacecorpsjournals.com/rss/applicant/50.xml Applicants]
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* [http://www.rssmix.com/u/288623/rss.xml Peace Corps Projects]
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* [http://www.peacecorpsjournals.com/popular/10.xml Recent Popular Stories (World)]
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* [http://peacecorpsjournals.com/rss/blog/50.xml All stories (World)]
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''(You can always add more feeds or change them later)''
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==Step 6==
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Select how you would like the feed to look on your blog and click "Save" when satisfied. ''(You can always change it later)''
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==Step 7==
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Left-click, hold, and drag the feed to where you would like it to be place. When satisfied, click on "Save." Then click "Preview" to see how your new feed appears. Use "Clear Edits" to undo the changes and start over.
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Another window will open with a list of elements that you can add to your blog. Select "Add to Blog" underneath the "Feed" element, which opens a "Configure Feed" dialog box.
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4. Copy your country's feed from PeaceCorpsJournals
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'''<big>ALL DONE!</big>'''
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Example: If you want the most recent blog entries from The Gambia go to country's blog entries page
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http://peacecorpsjournals.com/?showcountry,ga@blog
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and by clicking on the RSS button in the middle gives the RSS feed which is what you need
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http://peacecorpsjournals.com/rss/ga/blog/50.xml
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5. Paste the RSS link URL into the "Feed URL" box of the Blogger "Configure Feed" dialog. Select "Continue." If you make a mistake, click "Cancel" and start again.
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==Examples==
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6. Save your changes. After clicking on "Continue," a dialog box will open showing the title of the blog feed you are publishing, an option to select how many items you wish to display, and check boxes to show "Item dates" and "Item sources/authors." Make your selections, review how the feed will look on your blog, and select "Save Changes" when satisfied.
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<!--  Just add your link below. Ignore the code for the button -->
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7. Place your new feed. The feed you just added will show up as the top item in your list of side page elements. Left-click, hold, and drag the feed element to move it to a different slot on the side, or to the top or bottom section of your blog. When satisfied, click on "Save." Then click "Preview" to see how your new feed appears. Use "Clear Edits" to undo the changes and start over.
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<div style="border-right: 1px solid white; border-bottom: 1px solid white; background: yellow none repeat scroll 0% 0%; width: 20em; text-align: center; margin-right: 1em; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; font-size: 120%;"><div style="border: 1px solid rgb(170, 170, 170);"><div style="border-top: 1px solid white; border-left: 1px solid white;"><span class="plainlinks"> '''[http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/Blogger?title=Blogger&action=edit&section=8 Add your own!]'''</span></div></div></div>
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ALL DONE!
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[http://mike-testblog1.blogspot.com/  Test Example] <br>
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[http://missanniebopannie.blogspot.com/  Uffda en Español] in [[Peru]] <br>
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[http://inspiredtoretire.blogspot.com/ Retired & Inspired] in [[Azerbaijan]] <br>
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[http://pconstantian.blogspot.com/ Better than Middle Earth] in [[Ecuador]] <br>
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Latest revision as of 06:11, 4 February 2011

If you have a Blogger account you can show volunteers' stories of your favorite country in real-time right on your own blog!

Including:

(see here for examples)


[edit] Step 1

Log into your Blogger.com account.

BloggerStep1.jpg


[edit] Step 2

This will take you to your Blogger Dashboard, which is a list of all of your blogs on the site along with controls for customizing them. Select "Layout" for your desired blog.

BloggerStep2.jpg

[edit] Step 3

The "Layout" tab will be displayed, providing a graphical representation of your blog, including the area where blog posts appear and areas where you can add customized elements. Click on 'Add a Gadget'.

BloggerStep3.jpg

[edit] Step 4

Another window will open with a list of elements that you can add to your blog. Under "Basic" select the Gadget "Feed".

BloggerStep4.jpg

[edit] Step 5

Select your favorite RSS feed, copy/paste the URL into the "Configure Feed" dialog box and click 'Continue'. A shortcut for a list of all RSS feeds available through PeaceCorpsJournals is available here.

Popular Feeds:

(You can always add more feeds or change them later)

BloggerStep5.jpg

[edit] Step 6

Select how you would like the feed to look on your blog and click "Save" when satisfied. (You can always change it later)

BloggerStep6.jpg

[edit] Step 7

Left-click, hold, and drag the feed to where you would like it to be place. When satisfied, click on "Save." Then click "Preview" to see how your new feed appears. Use "Clear Edits" to undo the changes and start over.

BloggerStep7.jpg

ALL DONE!

[edit] Examples

Add your own!

Test Example
Uffda en Español in Peru
Retired & Inspired in Azerbaijan
Better than Middle Earth in Ecuador

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