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Saturday, August 04, 2007

Asking for help, particularly in respect to Blogger, AdSense, others

We get frequent requests for help, particularly via the comments in Blogger Tips and Tricks, via email, and also at

Frequently, the subject is stated as "Help" or something vague. It would be good to give a more descriptive subject like "How to track visitors to my blog?" or something like that. It will also help to provide the URL to your site. It will help to give as much information as you can about your problem. If you got a specific error message, give the error code. Telling us what version of Blogger (old classic Blogger or New Blogger) you're using will also help as well as telling us if you have tried using other browsers (see What to do when you cannot upload photo, publish post, load a page, sign in, etc. and Why you should be using more than one browser.

There actually was a reader who commented in my post Error Messages which outlined what are the possible steps to take when encountering error message, but he just mentioned he had problems with the Polls: A New Blogger widget just out of beta (Blogger in Draft) which he said was broken plus he could not delete it, but didn't mention if he had tried all the suggestions that was given. I tested adding a poll at Good Health Information and found it was working fine, and not only that, I could delete it and add it back again without problem.

Anyway, it was a good thing that I found out that not only he had that problem, but some other bloggers had the same problems, and referred him to Problem with Polls which is just out of beta (Blogger in Draft). I hope that solved his problem.

You can read more about Polls, a new Page Element for New Blogger.


  1. Hi there

    I could like to change the background of each of my sidebar. Say like if I have About Me (I want a different background), Archive (I want another different background). I have 3 columns. I could also like to change the post background, is it possibel for different post different background?

  2. Hi Peter,

    I downloaded a template from the internet recently and changed the layout of my blog in blogspot. now the problem I'm having is that the navigation bar that used to be on the top (the one showing "sign in","sign out","dashboard","my account")was missing. what can I do to resolve this problem?Please I need your help. Thank u...


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