Please welcome new RVbloggerz Nita and Navatar to the RVblogz free travel blog community!
It sounds like Nita And Navatar are off to a wonderful start on their new RV adventure. Read all about their first few days on the road, and help us give them a warm RVblogz welcome at their new full-time RVing travel journal …
IF Not Now… When?
Nita & Natavar on the Road
Here’s an interesting coincidence … one of their first few nights on the road was spent in Slab City, where we have been boondocking for the past month!
Perhaps our paths will cross again further down the road.
Please help us thank Motti and Patti for becoming our latest RVblogz Supporters! If you have not yet checked out their Motty and Patti TraveLiving Journey blog, you are missing out. They have just hit the road and are already writing about plenty of adventures.
And now that they have upgraded their blog to Supporter status, they have much more space to upload photos, added comment spam protection and access plugins for other enhanced features. Read all about Supporter RVblogz for complete details.
Please give a warm welcome to the latest RVblogz community members and find out what they’re up to in the new What’s Next Gypsy? blog. Check out the homemade teardrop trailer they have … or had, rather … 😉
Please give a warm RVblogz welcome to Riley, a beautiful German Shepherd leading his people back to a life on the road. When it comes to these ex-fulltimers returning to the mobile lifestyle – as they wrote on their About page – Metallica may say it best …
“…my ties are severed clean, the less I have the more I gain, off the beaten path I reign, rover, wanderer, nomad, vagabond, call me what you will” (-Metallica, Wherever I May Roam)
We can’t thank new RVblogz member bswitter enough for her kind words and look forward to following the Life of Riley. Please drop by e their blog to wish them the best of luck getting on the road again, and happy travels!
Use online photo sharing site to make the most of your free RVblogz account
Use an Online Photo Sharing Site
All free RVblogz accounts include 25MB of server space for uploading your travel photos. RVblogz Suppporters get a full gigabyte of space among other benefits. But if you aren’t quite ready to upgrade to Supporter status yet, here is one way to make the most of your upload space quota:
First, if you don’t already have somewhere else to upload your photos, join an online photo sharing site like Flickr or SnapFish. You’ll still be able to place the images here on your blog, but the actual digital file is kept on those sites instead of within your RVblogz account – saving you tons of space here. If you do this, you may never have to upgrade to Supporter Status to get more server space. Though you might consider it for the other benefits.
To place your hosted images in your blog post, do the following:
- Write a draft of your blog post.
- Go to your photo sharing site (where you have presumably already uploaded photos) and find the image you want to place in your blog.
- Place your cursor in the middle of the photo, right click and choose “Copy Image Location” to grab the image URL.
- Return to your blog post, and put your cursor where you want your image to appear then click the “Add an Image” button next to “Add media:” (Choose the first icon, a grey box with a white border.)
- When the pop-up “Add media files” box opens, choose the “From URL” option.
- Place your cursor in the “Image URL” field, and paste the image location you copied.*
- Give your image a descriptive Title.
- Add an optional caption if you want it to appear under the photo in your blog post
- You may also optionally set how you want your photo aligned: to the left or right of your text, centered between paragraphs, or none at all.
- Click the “Insert into Post” button, and re-size the image as desired by dragging it by the corner handles.
*NOTE: A small green check mark will appear next to your Image URL if it is validated as a bona fide image file location. If a red “x” appears, check to ensure the Image URL is valid, and that it is not hosted by an account that requires logging in to view it.
A note about the “Link Image To” field … Click the “Link to image” button only if you want the original larger version of your photo to load in the browser window when clicked. If you do want the original image to load when clicked, just place your cursor in the “Link Image To” field and click the “Link to Image” button. Alternatively, you can link the image to any web page by using any valid URL in this field.
If you don’t like the way your photo is aligned, or want to edit its title or other advanced features, simply click within the photo, place your cursor over the top left corner, and click on the “Edit Image” icon that magically appears. A new window will appear that gives you the chance to resize and re-align the image or edit other attributes.
If all of this seems like a hassle, be sure to always minimize the size of your photo files before uploading them to your account – 25MB can fill up quickly if you’re not careful!
Or, you could just consider upgrading to be an RVblogz Supporter and not worry about any of this! Please stay tuned for more tips on How to Get the Most Out of Your Free RVblogz!
Considering RVblogz for a free travel blog account? Well, try it. You just might like it!
Kick the tires, look under the hood, and take RVblogz for a spin with our new Test Drive Blog! Simply log in using the following details, and you will have access to the same WordPress dashboard you’ll see when you sign up.
- Username: Guest
- Password: RVblogzTE5T!
Publish a post, edit comments, upload a photo, change the theme … see how easy it is to blog about your travels. Then, sign up for your own free travel blog!
Please Note: Username and password are case sensitive. Any posts, comments and media added to this sample blog may be deleted periodically and settings may be restored. If we experience excessive abuse from this test drive account, it will be closed to public access. Please use it, don’t abuse it!
One of the biggest challenges to having a blog is battling the insane amount of comment spam. We’re doing our best to put an end to that here at RVblogz.com!
RVbloggerz may have noticed the reCAPTCHA image verification plugin we recently installed which required commenters to enter validation words before posting comments. reCAPTCHA is an amazing project that is actually helping to digitize old texts from the internet archive by having words OCR can’t recognize deciphered by blog commenters. But some consider any captcha an inconvenience.
So, we’re trying a different method now. It’s transparent to your readers but fools spam-bots, so it should stop all automated spam comments. Please let us know if its working on your RVblogz.
What’s that you say? You haven’t signed up for your own free travel blog yet? Get your free travel blog today, and we’ll make sure you no spam gets through it … one way or another!
We’re happy to announce our newest RVbloggerz … the kzcrazy clan! This young family has just ditched the stick house life and moved into a 43′ KZ Inferno. They’ve kicked off their adventures with a new blog at kzcrazy.rvblogz.com. Drop on by and give them a big full-timer welcome!
Don’t have your free travel blog yet? Sign up for RVblogz today! It’s fast, fun, easy, and free.