Friday, January 2, 2009

Welcome to the Cat Blog Help Center!

I git a lot of qweshchuns frum new cat bloggers trying to figyur evrything owt. I don't have all the ansers, but I'm happy to share whut I know. And I suspect thare are qwite a few of yoo hoo are willing to help as well. I hope this blog will be a destinayshun for cat blogging reesorses and online stuff like Catster.

HOW TO USE THIS BLOG: Browse the TOPICS list in the right sidebar for topics of interest -- or just start reeding frum top to bottum. If yoo don't find whut yer looking for....

GOT QWESCHUNS? Add them to the comments feeld of this post and we'll try to anser them within 48 howrs. Then, chek bak in a day or two for the noo post ansering yer qweschun. NEW! If yoo klik the chekbox for "emale me followup comments," yoo'll see win I respond to yer qweschun.


mister jeter harris, hizself said...

deer skeezix,
dis iz a verree enormus undertakin. i commend u on yer eksellent work.
i would luv to contribyoot ... but i am a "blogger dummie" an i am still lernin ... in fact ... i made a small mistake on yer tt list! (wrong address)
i will be reedin da cat blog help ... fer help wid mi blog.
thank u.
yerz troolee--jh

Lux said...

This looks like a very informative blog and I will be sure to link to it!

Lux said...

I already forget how I did it, but the "favicon" is an interesting and fun tool!

Unknown said...
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Susie said...

Oh Skeez! You are on the cutting edge of cat blogging - this is a great idea! We would be happy to help out!

Lilly Lu, Iris and Maxwell Mufsa Millon said...

I luff this blog skeezix fanks we haave some question how do you cange the walper on the back and we tryed to get it from your template but we could not figer out the html. please help ps you should do a fing on how to link in bloger beat uses it so much easer

The Crew said...

OK, we have a question. Lots of times when someone leaves a comment, they "highlight" a few words and link them back to something. Either another cats blog, or a previous post in their own blog. How is that done? We read Bloggers "help" on the subject, which was of course, no help at all! We know how to do it on our postings, but not how to do it on comments.

Unknown said...

my Momma wants to make a blog for our dumbdog Gloria, cause Gloria is reely dumb, and duz stuffs that always gets her in trubble. We dont know how to start tho. Momma has lotsa pichurs of Gloria Dumbdog doin bad stuff, it will be funny too see her intruble ALL OVER THE WURLD!!! muahaahah
Ms. Tiger Woods frum Kanada

Skeezix the Cat said...

Mu Shue - I'm werking on a post that ansers yer qweschun!

Victor Tabbycat said...

Ok, here's one. How can we put a pictor at the top of our blog instead of the boring tidal box? Fanks!

Mattingly said...

I've had this question for a time and had trouble finding the answer. It didn't get easier with the new blogger either. If there is more than one contributor to a blog, is there a way to have both pictures along with profiles show up in the profile box? Or do we just need to add our own pictures, text, and link to the profile? We appreciate any help! I'm going to make my blog a joint blog with Harlie. Thanks! And way to go Skeezix and all the other catblog helpers! This is a great tool!!

Unknown said...

In reference to removing the blogger bar at the top, what xactly is the "style sheet"? Skeezis, we and the Mom that Lives here Looked but didn't figure it out. Is it the template? Can you clarify??
Thanx Skeezix, we luvs this cat help blog!

Skeezix the Cat said...

OK, I think I'm up to date ansering all the qweschus. If yoo've asked a qweschun, use the Topics list on yer rite to navigate to the anser.

VT - Still werking on adding old Blogger instruckshuns to yer qweshun.

O30T said...

Hey dude this is such a kewl idea! A huge undertaking but wow you are very intelligent and you gots other catters to help you out.

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Dear Skeezix,
We have had a real problem for several days, and mama can't figure it out. First, we are on old Blogger. Now the problem: the posts have eatten space on our blog, and the sidebar has fallen way below, so you have to scroll way down to see anything on the side bar (including your CatBlog HelpCenter). We want them side by side!
Please remember, mama isn't all that computer smart with codes and stuff.
Help!! Thanks!

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Hey Skeezix and all the helpers,

I have started having Meowm do the ping that others know when I have blogged....but how does Meowm make my blog show when others have pinged?

Thanks tons for your help!

Skeezix the Cat said...

Junior - I anserd yer qweschun (I think) in the following post:

Rosie & Cheeto said...

I switched ovur to the new blogger and almost all of my comments show up as anonomous. We don't know who this anonomous guy is but he's hawging our cat friends comments. What do we do!?!

-Rosie and Cheeto

Lux said...

I've been having trouble trying to set up other blogrolls on my blog, i.e., PhotoHunters blogroll + Wordless Wednesday. I'm using the New Blogger, and what I'd like is to have those + and - signs next to the blogrolls like I've seen on other sites. Can anybody help me?


Skeezix the Cat said...

Lux, heer's yer answer.

mister jeter harris, hizself said...

deer skeezix ... (or anycat on da help teem)
i am tryin an tryin to put da badge dat lux gave me fer da honorabul menshun on mi blog. i copied it an put it on mi catster paje so i would hav a code ... but no matter wut i do ... i can't figyer owt how to put it on mi blog. i am a old blogger, btw.
pleez help me.
thank u.
yerz troolee--jh
ps--thank u again skeezix fer yer help wid da petsaleave. i sent evreethin to dem.

Skeezix the Cat said...

Jete, skrole down to HEER for yer answer.


The M's said...

Skeezix, I want to add the link to oreo's new shop to my sidebar. Could you please help me with it?

Skeezix the Cat said...

Munchkin, Missy and Monte, yer anser is up! Skrole down to reed it...

The M's said...

You are correct, Blogger has a very bad bug. I got the badge up, thank you so very much skeezix.

The Cats Stephens said...

Mr. Skeezix, we're not sure if you know about this or not, but how does a kitty get involved with secret paws.


Toffee K. Ripple Fuzzypants & Feline American Angels said...

Regarding "Secret Paws" ... You can visit the blog at Secret Paws or check with the organizers of the whole thing Diva Kitty and the Fluffies to find out more about the activity. As far as I know (the Feline Americans and I did this for the first time at Christmas), it occurs three times per year. Sign ups for April happen in March, sign ups for August happen in July, and sign ups for Chrismas happen in November. You sign up at the Secret Paws site where the info is ... I'll do a posting on the main CatHelp page.

The M's said...

Is Blogger still sick? I can add badges now, can't add pictures, and can't move things around. What is up wif Blogger?

Skeezix the Cat said...

Munchkin, Missy and Monte -- Blogger seems to be reely slow tonite. Probly a momentery slowdown.

mister jeter harris, hizself said...

deer skeezix,
az u mite or miten't know ... i wuz chanjed over to da noo blogger much to mi dismay. evreethin seemed to be in order, an i wuz akshuallee likin it ... until BAM ... mi pikshur uv reebok came up az a white box wid a red "x" dis mornin.
did i havta do sumthin noo to post pikshurz in noo blogger?
pleez advize.
thank u.
yerz troolee--jh

Daisy said...

I added a special Valentine background/wallpaper to my page. It shows up in Firefox, but not if you use IE. I can't figure this one out!

Skeezix the Cat said...

Daisy --- I've anserd yer qweschun beelow!

Yer speshul frend,
Skeezix the Cat

Jake and Bathsheba said...

Skeezix, our Mom is so upset right now that she's almost ready to make us stop blogging--and we're on the cusp of our 100th post! We were switched to new blogger over the weekend. We don't know if this is related or not, but something is preventing her from being able to post photos--and it's not like Jeter's problem. It's probably an internal computer problem (um, Dad messed around with Mom's computer a day before we were moved to new blogger and he did stuff like remove cookies). When she clicks on the photo icon while making a blog post, NOTHING happens! It used to open directly into "my photos" and everything was simple. Do you have any idea what the problem could be?

Help - or we may never blog again! So much for Man Cat Monday for Jake!


Skeezix the Cat said...

J&B --- I think I have yer anser - skrole down to reed it... and lemme know if that duzn't werk.

Anonymous said...

Skeezix, I'm not sure if this is something on the human male's computer or all IE7 browsers. I have my new wordpress template set up. On the mac, in firefox, safari and netscape (even the last IE for Mac) the background shows up as tiny little blue stripes.

On the Male's computer, he only has IE installed with Vista. The background doesn't show up (but everything else does). I'm wondering if there is something up with Vista or if it doesn't show up on any PC platform?

I remember there was a site once to view my site in other browsers but I've been looking since we moved the blog and can't find it.

Kimo and Sabi said...

Dear Skeez - We was wondering how you set up a site for yer kontests. Do you have to create a new email and stuff everytime you have a new kontest? We wants to do a full-blown kontest, but we don't wants efurryone to have our regular bloggie passwords, etc. What's yer advice?

Unknown said...


How do we get a box for beans (like our granma) to get an email when we blog?


mister jeter harris, hizself said...

deer skeezix,
i wuz wunderin ...
how do i put a banner on mi "top 100 cat sites" thing?
do i havta buy sum advertizin or sumthin?
haven't herd frum u in sumtime. ar u ok?
yerz troolee an luv--yer grate frend--jh

mister jeter harris, hizself said...

cancel da las kwestchun ...
jus got da anser!
still wanna know ware u hav been.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

What a great blog you have here!
My question:
How do I make my list of 'blogs/sites I visit' collapse, like the one Kimo & Sabi have.
Sabi is hiding today :)

Thank you!

Skeezix the Cat said...

Bobbie - THIS POST answers yer qweschun.

OreotheCat said...

I dont get how to post icons to my side bar of my the one for the bloggie party.....where do you post the code for the thing to appear in the sidebar!

Anonymous said...

I can't figure out how to put a picture on my post. When I upload them from my computer they go into an album. I signed up with and my Mommy is getting so frustrated! Please help if you can!

Skeezix the Cat said...

Parker --
I don't beeleeve anywun heer at the CBHC uses, so give me a cuppul of days to sine up and see how it werks beefore I can rezolve yer problim, k?


Anonymous said...

Thank-you Skeeix! Mommy is ready to toss the computer machine out the window!

Anonymous said...

AND she spelled your name wrong, bad Mommy, bad!
Thanks Skeezix!
Purrs, Parker

Skeezix the Cat said...

Parker, if yoo'll skrole down, I've anserd yer qweschun.

mister jeter harris, hizself said...

deer skeezix,
i'm wunderin if u or any udder cat in da center can help me wid dis one.
i made a peace globe fer june ... but i made a word document (an i saved it az a pdf) but i coulden't save it az a jpeg. how can i make it into a jpeg?
yerz troolee,
(fer one more day onlee) o'jeter harris

mister jeter harris, hizself said...

deer cat blog help center,
mi grate frend bruce (not da boss) made mi jpeg ...
i'm verree eksited!
yerz toolee,

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Hi Skeezix We haf a kweschun, and we know we should be aybull to do it by now, but we can't, so can yoo help us pleez. We want to put links on owr posts to older posts or uvver cats blogs. We tried to link to Grr, Midnight and Cocoa's post about the video wiv the string (20th. March)and we thought we had done what yoo said to some cat else. We wanted the werd video highlighted, but we got all the html code come up as well. What are we doing wrong?(Blogger wouldn't accept our comment wiv the html code,it said Tag is broken, so we can send what we put in an email if yoo like.

Skeezix the Cat said...


Anonymous said...

To all of you kitties at the Catblog Help center. Thanks for this CatBogging for Dummies.
Our mom is Xtra-Dummy so she has to read the instructions a bazzillion times but ...
Just thanks loads from all of us :-)


Josh said...

How did you post so far in the future?

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Okay. Cat Blog help is needed.
We got our new blog up and we have two questions... we read that bloggrolling thing a zabillion times and STILL cannot figure out where to put that "snippet"

and another question... *sigh* is there any way we can get our cool bloggs off of moms blog and put them in ours or is that impossible... remember please... mom is extra dummy. She can figure skate but she is not so brilliant in the blogger thing.

Thanks in advance

Skeezix the Cat said...

Caesar & Prinnie -- I'll have answers for yoo this weekend -- chek bak in a day or two.

Rocky the Gutter Cat said...

Caesar & Prinnie -- We looked at yer blog, and it looks like yoo have evrything figyered owt and werking --- or do yoo still have qwechuns?

Phoebe said...

Dear Skeezix,

Do you know why blogrolling isn't working? none of the blogs say which blogs are updated. It's making it hard for me to catch up on my friends. I just wondered if anyone else noticed it. I went to blogrolling website and everything was just normal there.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Phoebe, I've noticed the same thing. Maybe the purrson that runs it is on vacation. I hope Skeezix can help us get it back!

Skeezix the Cat said...

Blogrolling qweschun was anserd yesterday. See beelow.

Phoebe said...

Thank you Skeezix. You're a doll!

Kourosh said...

Nice job.
my question:What is the best alternative to

Unknown said...

How does one put a link to a picture in the sidebar in blogger? I see where you can add a picture and then add a link but not link a picture.

Around Your Wrist said...

skeezy, does the 'top 100 cat sites' work for you? i keep getting
'404...not found' messages.


(i'd gotten all the way up to 84 in fairly short order!)

Skeezix the Cat said...

Meezer Gang -- I'll anser yer qweschun this weekend, I promiss.

Kourosh -- I have not run acrost one yet, but I'll post it heer if I find one.

Suz -- I got an emale frum them this week abowt a merjer with one of thare other sites. It wuzn't supost to affekt the top100 sites, but sumthing's broken.... I don't know any more than that! (Maybe all thoze Main Coon cats hoo bother Jeter did sumthing bad to it!)

Monica said...

Dear Skeezix,

I read the post about opening a new window from a link. I was wondering if there is an easier way to make all of the links from your blog open to a new window. I thought I saw that before on the blogger settings page, but i couldn't find it today. Do I have to do it separately on each link?

Thank you for your help.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Hi Skeezix, can yoo give us enny sujjeschuns furr our problem. We haf been told by 3 or 4 uvver kitties that a bajj is covering our comments box, then Daisy sent us a screen shot, and our Catster bajj wuz causing the trubble. The writing part wuz ok but the photos wuz going on our post. It's ok on IE but not on Firefox.We took our Catster photo bajj off and put a tiny Catster bajj on instead. Now she sez all our links haf dropped right down the bottom of the page unner our oldest post.We went to Settings-Formatting and changed "Enable float alignment" to No, but it hasn't made enny diffrunce. The trubble is we don't know if ennyfing is wrong unless sumcat tells us cuz it looks ok on our screen. It just seems to happen on Firefox.

Sherman said...

I think you cats need to learn some proper english.

P.S. Dogs are cool too.
If you cat's learn to respect us we will respect you.

GARGOLAS said...

Que buen blog! estamos muycontentos de haber llegado hasta aquĆ­!

Ya los hemos linkeado.

Saludos felinos.

Around Your Wrist said...

two things:
1. with the new blogger feature of auto draft save, sometimes the ability to leave a comment is disabled (not the mama wrote about this on his own blog--not the kitty blog). he says that you have to be sure that you indicate that you want commented activated.

2. the dog that posted needs to learn proper grammar. he's used a singular possessive of cat when he meant a simple plural of cats.


Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

I'm back with another show/hide question.
My Photo Hunters list won't 'hide'
Can it be in the code? I have not changed anything.
Fank you furry much..

mister jeter harris, hizself said...

deer skeezix,
i reelee like da cowntdown u hav on yer paje fer blogblast fer peece. i would like to put one on mi paje, too. evreetime i put in da code ... it messez up mi paje becuz it'z too big.
can u help me wid dis?
thank u.
yerz troolee--jh

mister jeter harris, hizself said...

deer skeezix,
thank u fer da help u gave me wid da cowntdown.
i appreesheeate it.
yerz troolee,

Parker said...

Is there really an advantage to having word verification on your comments section of the blog? I don't have it on my blog, but I notice some kitties do. I don't get spam or anything else without it, and sometimes Mommy has a hard time commenting on kitties blogs for me that do have it 'cause v's and u's look a lot alike and slow her time she has to help me comment. Your wise opinions would be appreciated.

Skeezix the Cat said...

Parker, skrole down for yer anser.

Kimo and Sabi said...

Dear Skeez - we was wonderin' how to do "strike throughs" on our text. Da only options we sees available are: bold, italix, color, size.

Skeezix the Cat said...

Kimo/Sabi - skrole down for yer anser!

Tiki, Kirby, and StanLee said...

This is not actually a blog question, but it is a computer question, so maybe somecat knows the answer.

Our Daddy installed RealPlayer and it put all kinds of pop-ups on his computer. He un-installed RealPlayer and now the sound doesn't work. It acts like the other sound programs are no longer there even though they are. No sound comes out of the speakers or headphones. Does anycat know what to do?

Unknown said...

Skeezix! We hope you can help us.
We of course have your site in our favorites menu. For some reason now it takes us to the comments page (right now, it's from last friday when your innernets was broken). Before, it was a differnt post it was opening. Our mom has delted the old link and resaved it but still the same issue.
Any idea? Does anyone else have this issue??? (And it's just your page for some reason,no other kitty)

Thanks !

Conner CLoud

Peach Man said...

how do I make my own banner? do I have to download a (free) program like dreamweaver or frontpage? I only got the basics on my computer?
Peach Man

The M's said...

My sitemeter has disappeared. It is still counting my visitors, however, it is no longer visable on my blog. What do I need to do to make it reappear?

Skeezix the Cat said...

To the M's: I can view yer sitemeter in both IE and Firefox. Cood yoo reefresh yer skreen and see if it's still invizibul?

Skeezix the Cat said...

Dazey, Jesse, and Conner Cloud: Try going to and bookmark that page to see if it saves it kerrektly in yer faverites. I tested with that URL and it werked with no problims.

Skeezix the Cat said...

Peach Man -- Did yoo git the note I left on yer blog? Can yoo give an ixzampul of a blog mast that yoo wunt yers to look like?

momsbusy said...

skeezix, peese hep us. sometimes ars mommees can only hep us wif gettin ar posts ready on the weekend but doesnts want to publish them all at once. she says white wednesday shouldnt show up on sunday. how can she change the date (on new blogger) so it will publish on the day she wants iffens tho she makes it up before the publish date?

yuki & kimiko

zevo hussein calamari said...

We heard that DaisyMae is in San Diego. Friday we posted a HELP! for 2 kitties in San Diego that need a home. If you know of anyone in that area that would love to adopt them they would be so grateful. Please visit our blog for the info.
zevo & her pet human

Tina T-P said...

I have been wondering about two things - how to put a list of my labels on my side bar (like CatZee does) & an explaination of how to get my links to open up into a new window - I read your Jan 20th post on the "blank" thing, but I couldn't get it to work. Thanks, you guys are the best! T.

MaoMao said...

Hey, Skeez, I don't have a questchun, but I just wanted to tell you just how awesome you are for doin' this and helpin' effurybodies out! You are a superduper friend to everykitty and we all love you!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

hi Skeezix, Back on May 2nd we asked a kweschun but no-one got back to us. Parker told us our sidebar wuz covering some of our post. We did a cupple of fings and no-one else said there wuz a problem. Well now Tyler has said eggsackly the same fing. We upgraded our template so we could put badges in the sidebar and we hope that mite solve the problem about the layout to. Only trubble is we can't see how to git our links on the new template.Do we haf to do them all indervijully? Also when we put Marmi, our virchull squillion on there, he turned out shorter and fatter. We haf gone back to our old template till we can git this sortid out. Can yoo help us pleez?

Skeezix the Cat said...

Eric and Flynn -- I didn't anser back in May cuz win I looked at yer blog in Firefox I thot it had bin fixed cuz I didn't see any problim.

Heer's ware we talk abowt the sidebar-shifting-down problim: Yoo'll need to make shur the grafiks in the sidebar arn't wider than the sidebar. Just change the size in width="x" with x being the width dimenshun.

To add a list of links in yer new templit, yoo do have to add them one at a time. So win yer on yer template page, click on "Choose a New Page Element" and then selekt "Link List". It will prompt yoo to add eech link yoo wunt.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Fanks Skeezix,we'll use the upgraded template and put all our links on as we get time. Hopefully efurryfing will look ok then.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Another blogger wrote today and asked how did I fix my comments so that my email would show in her comment section??!!
I didn't know it did.

Please tell me how to make my email not show in my comments to other bloggers.

If it were just cat bloggers it wouldn't matter, but I got two weird emails today and don't want them!

Thank you!

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Skeezix, I may have figured it out!
My email was on my profile. I took it out.

If that worked, I should have done more research before asking.
Thanks for being here for us!

~ Napoleon .. and everyfur here appreciates this blog!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, Laz, and Lori) said...

Two things we are tryin to figure owt right now...

1. LC got a award and customized it to include her name, so we are tryin to figure out how to add a local hard drive gif to the sidebar. We know how to upload it to a website in order to reference it (if we havta) but we cant figure out what to do with it then.

2. When we create a new post, we get wierd-looking characters in the title bar. Everything is fine in the body of the post. And if we type the title in the body and then copy it to the title bar, effrything is OK then. We aren't tryin to use any weird fonts and we cant find any strange settings weve done. It is the same using Netscape, IE, or Mozilla.

We can read an even change the bloggie template (carefully an wif lots of saves), an we have even figured out a few things ourselfs. But we are baffled by these 2 things.

Can you help us Skeezix?

Skeeter and LC

Skeezix the Cat said...

Skeeter and LC:

#2 is baffulling me. Cood yoo emale a screenshot to me so I can see whut yoo see? (skeezix AT skeezixthecat DOT com)

As for #1, for the sidebar stuff, yoo have to have the images hosted online sumware, yoo can't uplode frum yer hard drive. Click the widget with HTML and JavaScript, then follow the instrukshuns heer:

for how to make a link.

Phoebe said...

Dear Skeezix,

Can you please give me some information about how to make my very own movie? I would really like to be an adventure movie star, but I don't know how to edit my footage and add interesting captions and things. I searched all the help center posts and couldn't find info about this question. Thank you.

Skeezix the Cat said...

Phoebe, skrole down for yer anser!

Black Cat said...

I have tried to set up a blogroll through and I used your blog as a test to see if it would appear on my blog and guess wot? It didn't! I'm obviously doing something stoopid so pliz could you explain to me how to do it?
Black Cat

mister jeter harris, hizself said...

deer skeezix,
u wood think dat i wood be a bit smarter abowt dis ... but i'm not.
az u mus know ... mi brudder mickey mantle an i share da same image wen we make commentz (mi squillion laffin an laffin) i'm purrsonallee sick uv dis an wood like mi own hansum image. thus, cood u talk mi brudder an me throo da stepz to havin owr imagez show up wen we make commentz?
thank u.
also ... i'm sick uv mi page ... it'z borin fer me an i wood like to change it. i'm prettee scared dat i will blow it ...
do u hav sum sugjeschunz fer me?
thank u.
yerz troolee--jh

Forty Paws said...

Hello Efurrybody!

Something changed on Friday afternoon so that all of our comments that are sent to our email come in as Plain Text now. We verified in Microsoft Outlook that "Read all standard mail in plain text" was not checked. We haven't changed anything in blogger, but something happened! Do you have any idea what might be changed?

Luf, Us

Miz said...

Skeezix, I like you and Daisy's backgrounds on Catster. How do I change mine? I am not a plus member if that makes a difference.

Laura said...

Hi Skeezix,
Can one gmail account have 2 blogs?
When I set up Buddy's blog (, I used my gmail account & used her name for the blogger part. Now I want to make my own blog, and I did create a test one, but I can only post to it as Buddy (nezbine). Is there a way I can create my own blogger account without deleting hers or messing it up? If I modify it so it's me instead of her, then her blog will have my picture & stuff from the profile page, instead of her info. That would bother me.
Thanks for your kind visits while she was sick.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, Laz, and Lori) said...

We want to put a pic in our sidebar, but we can't find this "widget interface" that you mentioned. What is it and where do we get it?

Skeeter and LC

Parker said...

Mommy figured how to take a video of me! That's the good news. So she sent it to her computer and it is a saved as a .3gp When she tried to open it her computer said it doesn't recognize it and tried to send her to somewhere microsoft to help. It didn't. Can you tell us how to get it fixed? Thanks!

Parker said...

Hi again! Anykitty know the answer to my video question??

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, Laz, and Lori) said...

Hey Skeezix - We really want to got our blogroll set up so we can see where the new posts is. But we are really havin problims gettin signed up fer a RSS

We must be doing something wrong, but we are unsure what. Bloglines won't send us a "verifi-vacation" email (an we have triple-checked the email addy), an after signing up with googlle reader, we cant find any place to start listing sites to track.

Any suggestions about what we arent sniffin out?

Skeeter and LC

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, Laz, and Lori) said...

Hey Skeezix - We're approachin out 10,000 visitor sometime (a big deal fer us) an we would like ta have a award for the 10,000th or the person who guesses when it will happen.

But we are havin trouble seein how to know when either of those happen. We use StatCounter. Is there a way we can tell either of those things there or should we be lookin ta some ofer stat place?

Skeeter and LC

Parker said...

I hate to keep bugging you kitties, but anyone know about how to get my video saved on Mommies computer?


Hi Skeezix,
I am a new blogger and am having trouble adding a slideshow to my side bar. I have set up a photo album in Picaso as a source. When I add a page element (slideshow)and choose Picaso as the sourse I get an error message "feed cannot be loaded" What an I doing wrong?

Mis Peach's Lapdaddy

Skeezix the Cat said...

Deer Mis Peach's Lapdaddy Dennis,

I will have to reeserch this and post yer anser win I figyer it owt... pleeze give me a day or 2!

Artsy Catsy said...

Hey, Skeezix! How do I add a PayPal "Buy Now" button to a blog post on Blogger? I know how to create buttons on PayPal, but every time I add it to the post, when I try to publish the post I get an error message from Blogger.

And guess what! When I paste the error message in this comment so you can see it, Blogger won't even accept my comment!! Stoooopid Blogger! Anyway, leaving out some of the html, the error message seems to say "Tags cannot enclose tags from target PayPal action" Does this mean I can't put a PayPal button on a Blogger blog?

We're donating 10% of all our sales to the Cat Blogosphere, and I thought having PayPal buttons would make it easier for people to pay, therefore making it easier to raise money.

Thanks for your help, Skeez!


Skeezix the Cat said...

Deer Miss Peech's Lapdaddy -- Can yoo emale me the snippet for yer Picasa feed? skeezixthecat AT gmail DOT com

Deer Rocky --- I beeleeve that blogger strips owt all JavaScript and forms frum blog posts, and only allows them in the sidebar. Duz it werk for yoo in the sidebar??

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Hey Skeezix,

I know you are currently in Ireland so I know it will be a bit before you can get an answer to me.

Some other bloggers can't post a comment on my blog, any ideas why or how to fix that?

Thanks tons!!!!!!!!!!!

Victor Tabbycat said...

Skeezix, we just finded a site that has specifical insturctions to add anofur sidebar column to poplar Blogger templates. Mom tried it an didn't break anyfing!
It's fur beans, so it's not as good as the cat blog help center.

Victor Tabbycat said...

Oh, Happy Mew Year

Mr. Hendrix said...

Wow, there are 116 comments here! Crazy. My sweet lady cat Brandi emailed me that she is having blogger problems. She sayz "Oh, my dear, I can't get old blogger to let me post OR leave messages." Does that mean she needs to update to new blogger? She has slow dial up so will that be a problem?? You can post on my bloggy (Im not sure how this works) since she is having problems. I miss my sweet lady cat's updates!!
Your friend, Hendrix

Siamese Spring said...

I've avoided the whole background image for a while and studied the questions and answers here. I was wondering if you could help me from the start- say I have a oh 100x100 pixel image (or should it be larger?) what do I do next?


Skeezix the Cat said...

Latte, what ixzaktly do yoo need help with --- figyering owt how to make the image, or how to get it set as the bakgrownd on yer blog?

mister jeter harris, hizself said...

deer skeez,
heer it iz ... day deux uv not bein able to uplode a pikshur.
da messije i get iz dat i'm havin sum server difficultiez.
i'm reelee reelee mad at google fer dis.
do u hav any idearz?
yerz troolee-o'jh

Motor Home Cats said...

We were wondering how we can put up a link with our e-mail address so people can e-mail us. We looked but didn't see it in the topics covered.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

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Castle said...

Dear Skeezix
How can we back a Blogger blog up?
We are thinking that it would be absolutely heartbreaking if anything happened to Storm's blog...and we wanna make a copy of it, just in case...

Quill and Greyson said...

What a great site, I look forward to having my ghostwriter figure all this out. I'm pretty new to blogging so maybe you can come by and check out my blog and announce it?

Keep up the great work!!

Unknown said...

how was your day?
i liked your blog
you are fantastic!!!

really nice blog
fabulous fantastic
take care
see you

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

dear skeezix,
my mama wants to move stuff around and is afraid to. She wants to have a sidebar on the left and the right side to make our stuff look better. Do we have to do a brand new template or can you help? Remember, mama is not that teknical.
Thanks, brandi

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

p.s. we have blogger template "minima" and other sites don't seem to address that template. Waiting patiently...
hugs, brandi
and her mama, Carol

Skeezix the Cat said...

Brandi, I will help yoo as soon as I can. The FL is owt of town at a funeral, and I need her to help me reeserch how to anser yer qweschun.

Yer frend,
Skeezix the Cat

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

thanks Skeezix. We will be patient. Hugs for your FL.

Niko and Cloud said...

We have a similar question once your beans are able to help. We would also like to have a second sidebar, on the left, and if that isn't easy or possible, we would be fine with just making the right sidebar a little wider. Can you help? Fanks!

Us4 Cats said...

how do we get our blog to pop up on a search or google search. for instance, i typed my blog name into search and the results showed nothing pertaining to my blog. if there some way to be able to just type in my blog name into search and pull it up? i see ALOT of blogs listed within individual searches- i know one feature on sitemeter is to show how people are being referred toyour blog, but mine doesnt do this. any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

Us again. This is where we sit when we follow your guidelines for the 3 column minima blog" When we get to the part that says now would be a good time to save your template we get this:
We were unable to save your template. Please correct the error below, and submit your template again.
Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly.
XML error message: The element type "b:section" must be terminated by the matching end-tag "".

Where? Huh? first it said end-tag '>', then "". when we tried to edit it. Which? Where? It's not in the directions at all.

Oh,can you help us my dear computer guru???

And we are posting as I am a mystery, not brandi. two problems. help??
brandi with the split identity

auntie said...

when i leave comments on some other blogs, the authors sometimes send me a response to my personal email account. how can i do this?

Mr. Hendrix said...

Hi Help Gang! I have a question. How to I create a post that stays at the top all the time? I tried moving the date, but don't think I did it right.

Mr. Hendrix said...

Hi Skeezy, I was trying to leave you a comment on your blog, but it wouldn't let me! Here it is!

ha ha ha ha that is fantastic. i think your beans have a weak constitution to "eeew" over something so silly.

Thank you so much for the card. We love it! You look fabulous.

Aaren said...

The cat (Felis catus), also known as the domestic cat or house cat to distinguish it from other felines, is a small predatory carnivorous species of crepuscular mammal that is valued by humans for its companionship and its ability to hunt vermin, snakes and scorpions. It has been associated with humans for at least 9,500 years.

A skilled predator, the cat is known to hunt over 1,000 species for food. It can be trained to obey simple commands. Individual cats have also been known to learn on their own to manipulate simple mechanisms, such as doorknobs. Cats use a variety of vocalizations and types of body language for communication, including meowing, purring, hissing, growling, squeaking, chirping, clicking, and grunting.Cats may be the most popular pet in the world, with over 600 million in homes all over the world.They are also bred and shown as registered pedigree pets. This hobby is known as the "cat fancy".

Guaranteed ROI

Tabby said...

Hi Skeezix! I hav a bran new profil on Catster an ide lik to hav my link to my blog on it. How do I do that?

thank u!

Anonymous said...


LZ said...

Skeezy, for the life of me I can't remember how I did this! How do you change where it says "comments" to another word, like I have "merfs"? Thanks!


Meowers from Missouri said...

our mom is furry provoked. an' when she's provoked, she's just not worth sittin' on!! the sidebar has migrated illegally to the bottom of our bloggie an' she can't put it back!!! we doesn't 'member any times the puter went toes-up or sideways while we was usin' it . . . wha' coulda happened? an' how does we fix it???

please an' thank you!!!

Katiez Furry Mewz said...

HELP!!! We iz tryin ta find out hows ta put da pay pal codes on our site... any beans or furry babies knohs how ta do dat???

MomsBusy saids dat dehr is a tabbie... we gotz a tabbie named daisy, but she donts knohs where da code iz.

ooh she saids a TAB... Mawmee whats dat??? Dehr supposed ta be a tab or a links at pay pal fur dis... n weze needin ta gets dis sets up cuz da bloggin cats is helpin us thru ruff times while mawmee not got no jobbee and weze cold n hungree n stuffoms reel hard likes dat.

Tank U!!!

Katie Too...

Jerusalem Jones said...

Your amazing ability to blend into the human populace with your 'disguises,' intrigues me. I wish you to join my elite squad of people impersonators, of which you will be the first and only. This is a new squad, as I never thought of the use of it, until I saw you. Congratulations, man...I mean, cat. Whew, this could get confusing.

Carry on,
Jerusalem Jones, B.A.D.

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

We're back. Still havent found the 3 column template workable. But mama has a nother question: Know how to change the width of our blog posts and comments and sidebar wider, and make it stop double spacing after a paragraph?
All we have been able to do is make the whole blog wider. Thanks, Skeezix

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Does it hurt if I change my template to layout? What happens? I think this may solve some of my problems. Thanks

Skeezix the Cat said...

Brandi, the short anser to yer qweschun is that in the Layout > Edit Template view, yoo need to change the width of not only #outer-wrapper, but also the #main-wrapper and the #sidebar-wrapper. So if yoo wunt yer blog to be 950px wide, yoo mite set the main-wrapper to 600 px and the sidebar-wrapper to 300px (most templates have padding between the columns, so the total width of the main-wrapper and sidebar-wrapper will be less than the total width of the outer-wrapper.

I will do sum skreenshots, but that will take a wile cuz the Food Lady is bizzy trying to find a job.

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Whoo Hoo! We will be patient. Mama remembers jobbie hunting takes a lot out of a bean! But the suggestions you gave did help. Mama started moving things around. There are still things to do, but at least mama has a start. Thank you, Thank you! We'll be patient!

Mr. Hendrix said...

Hi all! I am trying to update my blog list with blogger. is still down so I can't use them.

BUT the problem with
is that some websites like SKEEZIX's and Beau's give me the following error message:
"Could not detect a feed for this URL. Blog Posts and update time will not be shown"

Help! I need me Skeezy fix!

Mr. Hendrix said...

Hi all! I am trying to update my blog list with blogger. is still down so I can't use them.

BUT the problem with
is that some websites like SKEEZIX's and Beau's give me the following error message:
"Could not detect a feed for this URL. Blog Posts and update time will not be shown"

Help! I need me Skeezy fix!

Lily Locke said...

How do I make a scrolling banner with images at the top (under logo) of my blog? I don't want the images to be big - just little thumbnails, like the pictures beside comments.


P.S. The Feline Five say hello!

Lily Locke said...

Hey, Skeezix, one more question:

This is probably something really simple and I feel really stupid asking it, but here goes...

I put a profile of D'Artagnan up on Catster. When I went to put up a picture of D'Ar, I clicked the wrong one and put up a photo of Cocoa avec une Guimauve. How do I swap the photos?

Thank you!

Skeezix the Cat said...

Lily, just delete it and uplode the correkt foto.

Lily Locke said...

Skeezix, that's my problem. Where? I'm new to Catster and I looked and looked but I couldn't find it.


Sarah said...

As informative as your blog could be..
Reading it is like reading a 6yr olds spelling mistakes.
Yeah I get the whole 'I'm cool because I don't conform' BS.
I looked at your blog to help with an issue from mine, but, to be honest reading through all the illiterate Chav crap is a pain in the ass.
I think your loosing traffic due to that.

Lily Locke said...

No one else seems to have a problem, Sarah. Perhaps you should consider not reading if all you're going to criticize because no one here really wants to hear it.

Take your elitist attitude and shove it.


Skeezix the Cat said...

Sarah, this blog is ritten by cats, for cats:

* It is not ritten fur yoo.
* It is not ritten to jenerate traffik.
* It is a semi-private blog fur the Cat Blogosphere.

And geez, even I know that "loosing traffic" is spelld "losing traffic." So beefore yoo dis my spellin skills, better take a few spellin lessins yerself. I recummend my spellin coach, da grate Jeter Harris.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Hi Skeezy! My Lapdaddy told me you are being dissssst by some dumb ...well I would say bunny but that would be dissssing them so I will say some dumb Sarah person. The nerve....I shall clim fort from my sickbatcavelike sturcture and bop her on her dumb head! NOONE dis's my best kitty friend!
Love Miss Peach

Mr. Hendrix said...

Well, it is a shame Sarah doesn't know how to log on with her blog name. I think her problem is actually reading. After all, the explaination is right in the header. duh.

We all know what an amazing service you all provide us blogging kitties. Don't sweat the ignorant!

Kimo and Sabi said...

We fink Sarah is feeling a pain in her spot 13 because she's got a stick stuck there. Just sayin'.

ragdoll cat breeders said...

nice.. cat ...

you have a nice blog too

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Dear skeezix,
You have helped me in the past, so once again here I am. I have had a problem with my posts the last couple of days. I get underlined links in my post to weird sites. They appear in double underlined green and the only way I fix them is to link them right back to me in the compose mode. How do I get rid of this problem?