This morning I added a gadget - a Google search box - at the top of my Blog page.
The search box functions for Google searches on the Web, but so far, does not work for searching my blog.
I also added another gadget - Labels - on the right hand side above my Blog Archive but I have not done anything with it yet. I liked the Labels gadget on other blogs that I have been looking at. I expected to see the word "Labels" but I don't yet. I'll sort out how to create labels sometime this week or next.
I had to change my settings for the following questions to get my search gadget.
Add your blog to our listings?
Let search engines find your blog?
When I first setup my blog, I only intended it to be available for my classmates and my instructor.
However, now I would be OK with other people reading and commenting on my blog.
I will look at the websites/blogs of anyone who comments.
I am not yet satisfied with my search box. I want it to be centered at the top of the page with a much smaller input area for search text. I have looked at the source code but I am not yet ready to make changes there.
Maybe Google has not found my blog yet.
I'll check now & then over the next few days to see if it starts working for searches for my blog.
If not, I'll have to sort out why it is not functioning.