I have been bad about Thoughts on Thursday. The last one was in September. We’ve gone almost all of October without one, even though I have plenty of ideas I’ve written down. It’s just been a busy month, but I’m working on bringing them back!
A while back I used a GIF in one of my posts. And then there were none. It was like a threw out a nice juicy steak on my fishing hook and reeled it back in speedy quick.
Truth is, I didn’t know how I did it. I couldn’t remember. Then I was struggling to find out how to do it again, and when I figured it out I used them last week in my review of Acts of Violence. Not too bad, eh?
Turns out it was super easy. I just wasn’t using the correct URL!
At first I was using the page URL. I realized quickly that was wrong because it would just link to the page.
Then I used the URL for embedding, which you would think would work (since it does for YouTube), but it just put a link in my post where the GIF should have been.
At this point I was stumped. Why were my GIFs not showing up?!
Yep, I looked pretty much like Gru.
Then I had the light bulb moment. I thought about how to link using a picture’s URL, so I tried it and viola! I had to right click on the GIF and copy the GIF URL into my media form.
That was it! I was so frustrated that I didn’t know how to do this, especially since I had done it once before, and now I have it down!
What does this mean for you as a reader and viewer?
Um. More GIFs! I am still working out how to find the GIFs that fit in best, so please don’t eyeroll if you can think of a better one than I used. It would make me sad. 😦
I could use some suggestions on how to refine my search!
3 thoughts on “Thoughts on Thursday: GIF Ready”
I’m so glad I’m not the only one who has these kinds of figuring out issues! To be honest I’ve always been a little scared of GIFs but it sounds like I should get over that!
Katherine, I was scared to use them, too! I discovered it was not as hard as I was making it out to be, but now my struggle is finding the best ones to use!
GIFs are fun, but I agree that sometimes it can be hard to find the best ones for your post. Wish I had good advice, but I’m still figuring it out too!
Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction