Friday, January 3, 2014
First off, let me thank all of you who left comments on my Stash Diet post a few days ago. The response to this idea has been greater than Andrea or I anticipated it would be - there are already 22 members in our Flickr group who are creating their own rules to handle their stashes this year! If you haven't yet joined the Flickr group but want to participate along with us, do consider going over and becoming a member - the group will serve as both the showcase for photos of stashes and projects as well as a central location for discussions.
Over the last couple days it has become apparent that there are some problems with the badge I created. I've spent over an hour this afternoon trying to fix it, but as you may know, my computer skills are not very elevated!
I've been able to figure out the problem, but I can't figure out how to fix it! I do have a code that works, but I can't figure out how to save it on the photo page. Every time I try to enter it and save it, Flickr reverts to a different HTML code that links to the picture rather than the group - not horrible, but not ideal.
And as a lot of you probably already know, I can't post the HTML here because it will automatically turn into a badge! So I've come up with a work-around, in hopes I can get a little bit of sewing time this afternoon :-)
I've saved the badge code in a Google Document. If you follow the link below, you can copy the code from there and then add it in whatever way is appropriate for your blog. I have tested this code on my own blog, and it does add a badge which, when clicked, takes you to the Stash Diet Flickr group.
Sorry this is such a low-tech solution, but I think it will work! If any of you are better at this sort of thing than I, please jump in and let me know what I should be doing! Flickr keeps telling me that I need to make the photo page for the badge "public" and "safe" but I believe I have done that and I still can't get it to work.
And if there are further problems with the badge, or you just want to share an idea for the group, please let me know!