Thursday, September 15, 2011

what do i know

I just noticed another feature in the blogger post editor.  If you are using blogger then look for the little pencil icon.  When you have it selected it offers suggestions as you type. 

Interesting to see how it will affect my ability to create a great post.  You can turn it off and on at will.

If you know what you are going to write then it actually slows down your progress.

Let's try a little experiment.  I going to start writing a descriptive scene of sun setting on the lake and see where it takes me.  Here it goes:

The cold waves lick my toes as the sun sets over the lake.  I scan the horizon for the boat carrying asylum seekers and refugees.  I wonder if they will attempt to find me.
Ok that was special.  I doubt I would have ever suggested "asylum seekers and refugees".  Right after typing "boat carrying" those were in my list of suggestions.  Maybe the word boat did the trick.

I play around a little with writing.  If you give this feature a try let me know how it worked for you.


another circus 

11 comments:

frau said...

Too funny....I'm off to look for that feature my help my blogs be more interesting!! Have a great day!

Zoneout415 said...

I am off to try it. Is it on the new look or the old version? From your experiment it can certainly boost things up. Thanks lisleman.

Oceangirl said...

This is me from my ipad. Oceangirl.

lisleman said...

Oh thanks for telling who you were.  It's on the "blogger in draft" version which is the one I use all the time now.  Did you try it?

lisleman said...

thanks let me know if it works for you.

Kelley said...

Hmmmm...I've never used that feature!  Maybe I just will...

Mrs4444 said...

Hm. Sounds interesting! I'll check it out.

Mrs4444 said...

Is that the old blogger version or the new one? I'm using the new one, in which I do see the pencil. When I click on it, it opens a new post, but I don't see any suggestions. Maybe I'm in the wrong spot?

lisleman said...

maybe this reply is too late but here it is anyway.  It's the new one.  Now that I looked at it there are multiple pencil icons.  At the higher level screen (earlier screen?) the pencil icon opens a new post.  But after that if you are in the compose mode (the other choice is html mode) you should see this other pencil icon at the right end of the tool bar on top of the edit window.  That's the one.  Also you don't see suggestions until you start to type some words.

Jene said...

Ooooh, that looks like fun! Maybe we can have a "suggested wordfill" post contest :)

lisleman said...

You have an interesting idea.  I have not used it much yet.  When I did this post it started off then on for a few sentences then off again.  They describe it as a tool to help you when you are stuck.

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