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Hey everyone! Welcome to Bio-rama! This is the blog where you post the Bio's of your OC's (original characters) so everyone can look and maybe use the OC in a fanfic or story. To post a Bio, send an email to thespotforbios@gmail.com or ask one of Bio-Rama's members to post for you. Don't worry, they won't bite ;)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bio-rama Original Character Labels

Hi all! I've been meaning to do something for aaaages over here but haven't been able to until now (sorry Lizzy).

It's just a side project, really, because we already have an awesome way of finding each other's OC's over here (Hells yeah for those tabs), but I just thought it would be nice to do 'Labels' as well.

Just so you know, this tutorial will only work if you are an author of the Bio-rama. So, if you aren't, it's ok, it just means that you'll need to ask someone else to edit your OC post.

So! Prepare for a tutorial...

1. Do you see the top-bar thing whenever you're on a blog? The Blogger one? Sometimes it will say sign in, or sometimes it will say your email/username and have things like 'Dashboard' and 'My account'. Get to the Dashboard by either clicking 'Sign in' and entering your Blogger login details, or just clicking the Dashboard sign. However, it does not work if you are viewing a blog that is yours. So, for instance, just go to Derek Landy's Blog. Once there, click the Dashboard button in the top right of the screen.

2. So, now you will be transported to the Dashboard.

See, this is my Dashboard.
Over here, it will list all of the blogs you are an author of, how many posts there are, and so on.

So, scroll down to the Bio-rama and click 'Edit Posts'.

3. OK! So now, all you need to do is scroll down to the desired OC character and click on 'Edit'. (The Edit button will only show up next to the posts that you have put up yourselves, which is handy, because it stops everyone from being able to edit the posts of everyone else.)

Hmmm.... I wonder who this guy is...
4. The last thing you will need to do is click on the 'Labels' section (Next to the 'Show all' button in this picture) and type in things that can be used to find your character. For instance, if you have a look at the other labels with mine it says this: adept, damn awesome, double barrel, double-barrel, Elysium Asylum, Hellboy, Israel Elysium, Shotgun, van.
Now I encourage you to fill up that spot with as many things that you can. Even if they are good or bad. You never know when someone needs to write a story with just bad people in it, and will go here and search for that.


I messed up :( Just ignore No. 4. Instead of clicking 'Labels', just go to the end of your Bio there, right to the bottom, and type 'Labels:' and proceed to write all of the labels that you were going to.
The reason for this is because I just found out by trial and error that the actual Labels spot does absolutely nothing to help a blog post being found. Instead, the search engine that is on the Bio-rama looks for keywords inside the actual Blog Post, not on the spot called 'Labels'. Stupid Blogger Website....why can't it be smarter?
Once you're done, just hit Publish Post and it'll be all good.

Good Luck!

...and if this was really stupidly written, please tell me, because I feel like it was...hell, I can barely understand it myself...


  1. *blushes*

    *swings leg back and forth*

    Um...whats a label?

    *sheepish grin*

  2. I think it's like... if you're writing a fanfic about, say, elementals saving the planet, and you need an OC who would fit that kind of role, but you don't know who exactly you want, just what you want them to be like, you could type in "Green, eco-warrior, earth, planet-loving" and get an OC with labels including one or more of those words.
    Someone correct me if I got that mixed up xP

  3. Thanks Hellboy! *salutes him*
    I will go do that at once!

  4. Damn you're awesome *high fives Hellboy* Great job! i hope this clears everything up!

  5. Thanks Hellboy! Awesome!
    I shall go to it to my bio after tea!

    but for now, TO THE DINNING ROOM! *starts to gallope away as a horse*

    Sherlock: Skylara, your already sitting in the dinning room.

    Skylara: *transforms back* Woah! That was fast! *grins idiotically*

    Sherlock: *shakes his head*

  6. WOOHOO!!! i figured it out!!!!! Thanks hellBOy your awesome!!!! by the way i would like for anyone to use my charactor if they want and my charactor fits their story!! don't bother asking for permission cause i prob won't be on often enough to reply in decent time. . . thanks!!!!