Would you Like a Cluster Map?
So you would like a Cluster Map? Follow along and we will get you set up! (A warning – The post got long so I am going to start everyone tonight and finish Blogger. Tomorrow we will look at the different ways you would put it into WordPress.)
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First you may want to reread my post with the overview of Cluster Maps. Next click on the Cluster Map on the bottom of my sidebar (the map with all the little red dots). You may want to open it in a new tab or window so that you can read and do this at the same time. Alternatively, use this link to open up to this same step. (http://clustrmaps.com/getone.php)
One this page click on “Register Here” and you will come to another page. I chose the regular (the default) – which is free. Starting with “http://” put in the name of your blog or site. You need to enter your email twice for confirmation of the right email. Then read the “terms of service” and check that you have read and agreed to the terms. (I had no problem myself with the terms.)
OK, now they are sending you the temporary password – check your email that you gave them. Their password is long and rigorous – I would suggest copying and pasting. Go back to where you were in Cluster Maps and click continue. If you have lost the window, there is a admin link in the email – so click that please.
Put your password in where it says “password.” Click the “login” link below where you put in your password. At the next page you may want to take the time right now to change your password. You can “change password.” Hopefully you still have their password and you can paste it right in to “old password.” Then put in your new password – twice. Click “change password.” When you click “continue,” you will go back to the page we came from.
Here comes the only part that is a little tricky – but we will do it together! You need to choose the type code that is most appropriate for your site or blog. Most of you will probably choose option A. I know I did. There are other options available – read the other ones if you want. If you are hosted with Blogger or have a blog with your website name (yoursite.com/blog or blog.yoursite.com), I would think that option A is fine. I think if you are hosted at WordPress, I think you use option B. Copy your code so you can paste it in a bit.
If you like you can give a title to this section – like “Cluster Maps.” Then take your code that is still hopefully with you, and paste it into the content section – the big box. Hit “save changes” and you are almost there! If you like you can drag the Cluster Map to a different place on your sidebar. Click save and you are golden – go view the blog and your map should be there – empty for now, but there! It may be until tomorrow until your dots start showing up – but they will!
Tomorrow we will install the Cluster Map in WordPress blogs. There are 3 – 4 different ways, so that is a whole post. I hope you are getting excited, as I am, about the fact we are connecting with people around the world!!! To me it is blissful!
~ Diane Clancy
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i wasn’t going to add a map because i had one behind the scenes with sitemeter, but when tammy said the map wasn’t accurate (and i had wondered), and you were so enthusiastic about watching the community grow, i was convinced! and i do like gizmos…
I added the cluster map today, because you are so enthused about it and now I wait for those little dots to show up. Hopefully some will show up!
I need a map to know who they are. I know where they are but NOT who they are. Who are you?
Are these mandalas a reflection of our minds or wallpaper patterns?
Norman Mailer or Norer Mailman, the great american novelist.
The Lamp and the Key
Nasruddin’s famous story of looking for the lost key in the most convenient place instead of where he lost it is an ancient Sufi story that subtly speaks to the folly of looking for spiritual truths outside ourselves.
Good grief! I forgot the url!!!!!
Here it is:
Hi Sue, I am psyched you got a map!! I will have to come over and be counted … start to pump my dot up to the big 10 visits so it will jump in size! yes, we both do like out gizmos!
Hi Irene, I am thrilled to hear you got one too!! Cool … I will have to start pumping up my dot at your house too!
Hi Oratorio’s Dog, Welcome – it is great to have you come to this blog! Most days I do not know who I am … that is a good point. We know only the where and not the who. Actually, Who Are You?
I think these are probably reflections of our minds … I have never wall paper look like this … but have seen many minds like this.
I totally agree that it is folly to look for spiritual truths outside ourselves. This is one of my touchstones of spiritual practice. Thank you for these interesting illustrations of this principle!
~ Diane Clancy
What happened? The Nesruddin post is far too long!!!! Cut it off please and reference it to the url instead, it’s taking to much space:
Darn, this modern technology is too complicated for me handle…
Darn! The Nasruddin post is far too extensive, cut it off!!! Here is the URL to reference to it:
I definitely cannot handle modern technology…
What happened here? Please cut that text that was not supposed to be that long!
The first paragraph will suffice…
Modern technology escapes me.
Hi Oratorioâ€™s Dog, I have made the change. Technology gets away from all of us sometimes!! I must admit though … I am glad I still have the original long post since WordPress sends me comments … and it is interesting reading!! And very instructive!
~ Diane Clancy
Thank yuo for that very well written introduction. Now, can you hold my hand too! Haha! Regards, my dear friend!
Cluster maps give me hot flashes!
Hi Neda, I am so pleased you think it is well written! You KNOW I would be glad to hold your hand through this … ARE you going to put in a map? You will be the envy with all your international visitors! Thank you!
Hi Oratorio’s Dog, I am glad that I have another enthusiast about Cluster Maps!
~ Diane Clancy
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Thank you for sharing!
I like your site, well done! I’ll come by again soon.
Thanks. Interesting article.
Your bloggings are great, I’ve just started my own blog too: http://20six.co.uk/ararast blog
I never realized how much fun I could have by doing this. I have a friend who is at Narconon Vista Bay and I have made one black and white so that she could color it in. She loves it.