Remote loading is when a website allows 3rd party sources to access their images, music and other stored files. Many free web space providers do not support remote loading anymore because of the extreme amounts of bandwidth it requires. Blurty does not currently offer storage space beyond the basic journal service, so all files, such as music, pictures or background files, used for entries or as part of your style must be uploaded to your own webspace, and that site must allow remote loading for it to work correctly.
Depending on who you get your internet access from, your ISP may offer web space along with an internet connection. If your ISP does not offer webspace, or doesn't allow remote loading from their webspace, you will need to search for free or paid webspace. Be wary to search the policies of these sites before signing up with them though, to make sure they allow remote loading. As with any site, Blurty is unable to endorse any sites as their policies are uncertain, and often change without notice.
When using images and music from other sites that allow remote hosting, make sure that you receive permission from the owners of the web space before using their products. Often times music and pictures are copyrighted and thus unusable without permission, or the webmasters do not want to share their bandwidth.
If you are able to use an account with remote loading, you can use the following FAQs to find out how to add the files to your journal:
To add an image to an entry or comment:
To add a background image to your journal:
To add music to your journal:
The memory feature on Blurty allows you to mark your favorite entries from Blurty in an easy-to-use keyword archival system.
The easiest way to set memories for your own account is to enable your message board system. (see: http://www.blurty.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=62)
On each comment page is a small toolbar set in blue that offers a variety of buttons, one of which is a small red heart. Clicking on this button will take you to the "add to memories" page, where you can give the memory a descriptive name and associate with it up to five keywords.
If you do not have your message boards enabled, and don't want to enable them, you will have to use your calendar view. This is located at http://www.blurty.com/users/yourusername/calendar/ , replacing "yourusername" with your Blurty user name. On this page, you should see several links labelled "subjects", which will take you to a page where your journal is filtered by month.
Following the links provided will take you to the "read comments" page of the entry specified by that date and time. (Don't worry; if you do not enable your message boards, people will still not be able to comment in your journal.) Finding the red heart button, as pointed out above, will take you to the "add to memories" page.
Remember that you are not limited to just the posts that you make on Blurty; you can also define posts written by other users as memorable, by following the same methods above. (Checking their comments, following their calendar page)
Memories also come with 3 separate security levels, similar to your journal entries. "public" specified memories will allow everyone to see your memories, "friends" specified memories will allow only the users named on your friends list to see that memory, and "private" specified memories only allows yourself to see your memory, provided that you are logged in. The security feature of memories is different than the security feature of entries. If you mark a friends-only post a public memory, people who are not authorized to read that post will still not be able to read it.
Editing memories is easiest if you follow the "memories" link from your userinfo page, or by visiting the following URL, provided that you are logged in : (http://www.blurty.com/tools/memories.bml). To edit a memory, find the memory you want to edit by following the keyword links, and then click on the  link next to the memory itself. From here you can change a memory's description, keywords, security level, or even remove it from your memories.
To delete a memory, simply erase whatever description you have given the memory, and then hit the 'submit' button.
Once your journal is listed in a search engine you generally will need to write to them to have it removed from their listings.
You can make it tougher to be entered. Search sites often use robots to scan a location. If you do not want your personal journal to be found in this way go to:
Find the option that says:
Block Robots/Spiders from Indexing your journal
If you check this option, Blurty's robots.txt option will be updated so search engines are told to not index your journal contents.
Be sure to save the changes you have made.
Blurty Personals require a separate login than your journal login. Creating a Blurty Personals login is free, and can be done here:
The reason for this is that the Blurty Personals are a collaboration between Blurty and another party, and their system requires a separate account.
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