Thursday, July 12, 2012

Thursday's Thoughts: A Story and a Solution

Thursday's Thoughts: a taste of what I'm thinking


Two completely unrelated things today.

First, I wrote a guest post over at Espresso and Cream this past Tuesday.  Espresso and Cream is one of several blogs I follow.  Each Tuesday, Madison hosts a series called No Fat Talk Tuesday.  The idea behind these posts is to stop the negative body talk and encourage positive body image and self-esteem.  Earlier in the year Madison asked for volunteers to share their stories related to body image and the ban on fat talk.  It took me a while, but I finally made an attempt at putting my story into words. You can read it here if you're interested.

Second, remember the annoying issue of the random white text appearing in some of the posts lately?  I looked into it a little more and found a few answers, and more importantly, a way to fix it! I still can't explain why it happens but it has something to do with editing posts when using Google Chrome.  After a bit more searching I found another blogger kind enough to share a solution I could understand.   

Here's what I did in the most basic terms I can put it.
-At the top left of the page where you write posts (if you are using Blogger) there are two buttons: "compose" and "HTML"
-Click on the HTML
-You will get a lot of what looks like Greek to me. Thank goodness for computer people, I'll stick to the kitchen. Anyway, your whole page will now look something along the lines of this:
<br />
<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">
<a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jqR-O7-_x5Y/T_uuVgGVDGI/AAAAAAAAA0Q/E5B9UVXsRz0/s1600/IMG_1407.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="263" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jqR-O7-_x5Y/T_uuVgGVDGI/AAAAAAAAA0Q/E5B9UVXsRz0/s400/IMG_1407.JPG" width="400" /></a></div>
<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">
-Press Ctrl and the letter F at the same time.
- A little window with a search bar will appear in the upper right hand corner.
-Type in the word "white" and press enter. (don't use the quote marks)
 - Everywhere the word white appears will now be highlighted in yellow
-  Every time you see the word "white" replace it with "transparent" (unless, of course, you want another color or like the random white background).  
-Problem solved, no more white highlighted text!!!


This can be a bit tedious depending on how many times it appears in the code (or whatever that stuff is called).  Perhaps there is an easier way, but it worked for me and I understood how to do it.  Now if I could just understand when and why it happens!  


Oh what irony. As I was typing this the last two paragraphs randomly turned white.  Nice try, but now I know how to fix it....So I just went back to fix it, and now the spacing is off.  Looks like I have a little more to work on. Such is life :) 


Food for Thought: "She discovered her real measurements had nothing to do with numbers or statistics." -Kobi Yamada



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