Saturday, February 28, 2009

Add Newsreel To Blogger

Adding a newsreel to your blog is something simple and easy you can do to make your blog stand out and look a little more lively even if you don't post something all the time. Plus it can give you ideas into whatever subject your blog is about.

All you have to do is go to Layout. I recommend adding the gadget on the bottom of the blog so underneath the posts. Click add gadget like in this picture:

gadget at bottom of blogger layout

Once you click that widget choice screen will pop up. Scroll down until you see the following:

choose newsreel and click the blue square like in the picture. This will bring up this screen:

blogger newsreel configure
Change the title to something that has to do with your blog and name a keyword or more than one separated by commas that you want the newsreel to refresh news about. Click the box if you want news when clicked to open in a new window. This is what mine looked like when I was done:

change blogger newsreeland finally click save and on your blogger layout it should now look like this towards the bottom:

added gadget newsreel bottom of blogger layout

That's it open your blog and you will see the new scrolling information the newsreel provides near the bottom. Here's what mine looks like:

newsreel on blog itself

1 comment:

  1. Can you give me a hand, I try to add Google Newsreel to my blog and the gadget is messed up. Can you see if it does the same for you and what the problem might be? It seems recently that blogger has a number of Gadgets going bad.

    The same is happening with the AddThis Sharing Gadget too, if you apply it to your blog it gives an error when you load the page.