Friday, February 26, 2010

Help With Blotanical Picks

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Alrighty, since everyone seems to be going through major pick withdrawl because they can't do it the usual way on Blotanical, here's an alternative that should work while Stuart is busy kicking the servers :)

Sign in to Blotanical
Go to 'My Plot'
On the left, 'visit a blotanist' or 'visit a blogger' - pick whoever you're looking for.
When you get to their plot, click on 'MyBlogs'
The latest post will be at the bottom in blue.

If you right click on the blue link and open in new tab/window (whichever you prefer) you can just close it out after picking (or not) and go back to the left list of 'visit a blotanist' or 'visit a blogger' without losing where you were.

Sounds complicated, but it really isn't. Besides, it's a really good way to discover some new blogs you wouldn't have known about otherwise!
:)
Oh, and you can always click on the person (upper left in blue under how many picks for that post) that picked that post before you and see if you'd like to pick their post. A nice circle!

Happy (picking) Growing!
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12 comments:

jeansgarden said...

LOL, Tina; I got here by following exactly the steps you've outlined. Let's hope Stuart gets things working normally again soon. (I have this fantasy that he's going to spend the weekend working on it.) -Jean

jeansgarden said...

LOL, Tina; I got here by following exactly the steps you've outlined. Let's hope Stuart gets things working normally again soon. (I have this fantasy that he's going to spend the weekend working on it.) -Jean

debsgarden said...

Hi Tina, a bit belated welcome to Blotanical! And thanks for picking my new season is coming post; I see you practice what you preach! I do appreciate your visiting my blog. I look forward to getting to know you and your garden better.

Sue Swift said...

Wow - I though I was the only person in the world who hated icecream. a bit sad when you live in Italy ... :)

kilbournegrove said...

Great advice, Tina. I realize how addicted I am to Blotanical, I need a 12 step program!

Tina said...

Hi, Jean,
thanks for dropping by!
Yes, let's hope.
Psstt...I like that fantasy! :)

Hi there, Debsgarden,
thanks for popping in and for the welcome! I finally gave in and joined and look what happened. lol.

Hiya, Sue,
thanks for dropping in!
omg! I think you're the first person I've heard of that hates ice cream also! Maybe I'm not that weird after all. lol

Hey there, kilbournegrove,
thanks for popping by!
I'm not so sure it's an addiction, maybe more like a learned behavior? lol. Hopefully it'll be back up and running at the speed of light soon.

Autumn Belle said...

Tina, cheers to you for write a post to help other Blotanists do picks :)

Tina said...

Hi, Autumn Belle,
thanks for dropping in!
I hope it's helpful for at least a few people :)

Ceara said...

Thanks for the tips on picking. I kept wondering how in the heck stuff got "picked."

I hope Stuart gets things going again and approved my blog for listing.

Patsi 'Garden Endeavors' said...

Sure is making it hard to do.

NellJean said...

My Plot's broken -- not to worry, yours won't get broken -- it's been in the queue for fixing since before the site got went down for repairs.

There are other workarounds, but I'm wondering if all these little ploys slow the progress of getting the whole site back up?

Tina said...

Ceara, thanks for dropping by!
You're welcome. I'm sure he'll get to adding blogs again as soon as things are up and running smoothly. Hopefully it'll be quickly!

Patsi, thanks for popping in!
Yeah, it is. Honestly, I'm just thankful that we can navigate at least parts of the site :)

NellJean, thanks for dropping in!
I'm sure he'll get to fixing it soon :)
I don't think we're slowing things down - he would have mentioned it.