Blogger is a great (free) tool but it's a little touchy sometimes.
A couple of months ago, I noticed that the pictures I posted to my blogs seemed to be just a tiny bit blurry and not clear, even though they looked perfectly fine on my computer.
After convincing myself that I wasn't in fact losing my mind and that there was actually a problem, I found this fix by Googling my issue.
I don't completely understand the technical terms for all of this, but it has to do with how Blogger shrinks your pictures to fit the blog templates - the scale is somehow off so the pictures end up looking distorted.
To fix this, when you are working on the New Post or Edit Posts pages, after you add your image(s) to your post, click on the Edit HTML tab (next to the Compose tab) which can be found on the upper right corner of your main editing box.
The HTML will look like a big mess of stuff. It's basically the "guts" of your post. Look for the /s400 within the HTML and simply delete those characters. Switch back to the Compose tab and carry on.
Before the fix:
After the fix:
The difference is subtle (and might be more or less obvious depending on the individual photo) but if the main point of your blog is to showcase your pictures, you might was well make sure they look as crisp as possible.
If you run into other minor issues with Blogger here are my suggestions:
- Try the Blogger help forum. Chances are someone else has had the same problem as you.
- Try editing in another browser. For example, I have trouble with Blogger when I use Internet Explorer and Google Chrome but things usually go smoothly in Mozilla Firefox.
- Ask someone else who has experience with Blogger (oh, oh, pick me! pick me!)