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22 May 2010 @ 02:16 am
blog : 「Ameba tutorial」  
Okay, I told hystericalhyena I would do this because, personally, I'm lazy and am unlikely to do something unless it's been specifically laid out for me to do step by step. It's a miracle a signed up for an Ameba of my own volition as it is. That said, here is a step by step of how to sign up for you own Ameba so you can put hystericalhyena's blog translations to good use and support Anli with peta and comments!

(Note: most pictures get larger if you click them.)

Step 1:
  • Go to ameba.jp
  • Click
  • (It should be in the upper right corner of the window.)

Step 2:
  • Type your e-mail in the box that's been circled and labeled '1'
  • Click the button that's been boxed and labeled '2'
  • Doing so will take you to a message that should look like this:

Step 3:
  • Check your email's inbox/junk mail. You should have gotten an e-mail from Ameba.
  • Click the link circled in the picture.

Step 4:
  • 1 (red) - Type in what you want your blog name to be.
  • Clicking the button next to it will check the ID name for you.
    入力されたIDは既に使用されています。[The name is already taken]
    使用できます。[You can use the name]
    使用できない文字が入力されている、または文字数が足りません。[You either used an invalid character/symbol, or you used too few letters]
  • 2 (blue) - Type in your password in both boxes. It needs to be six or more letters.
  • 3 (green) - Type in what you want your username to be.
  • 4 (purple) - Pick your gender. Bubble on the left is for female, bubble on the right is for male.
  • 5 (orange) - Type in your birth date. Year, month, then day.

Step 5:
  • Type the numbers you see in the captcha box, then click the button circled in the picture. (The button next to it allows you to go back and edit your registration information if you would like to do so.)

Step 6:
  • You're done! Here is a brief map of your Ameba homepage!
  • 1 - Click to write a new blog entry!
  • 2 - Check out your peta count and click to see who has left you a peta.
  • 3 - Here is your friend's list! All updates will show up under this bar~
  • 4 - Click here to change the layout of blog.
  • 5 - Click here to logout~!


How do I request friendship at someone else's blog?
  • In the profile sidebar of their page, click the link circled in the picture.
  • This will bring you to a page where you can type out a message to the person you're asking to friend, fill out the captcha, and hit the large green button to send the request out. You will either be automatically accepted, or you will have to wait for them to get back to you!

What is a peta, and how do I give one?
  • A peta is like a blog footprint. You leave one to let other users know you've been at their blog! You can do this once everyday - peta count resets at midnight, Japan time.
  • To leave one, you go to a person's blog. In the lower right corner of their entry will be the peta link. (This can also be done from the user's profile page.)
  • The link will bring you to a page with some sort of animation (it changes daily). Clicking the animation will make it do something cute and leave a peta on the blog!

What is a Cinderella peta?
  • A Cinderella peta is a peta that has been left at exactly midnight. A couple of the busier JRockers will return peta to these only. I haven't personally tried this with any of the Anli members, but Masatoshi is known to reply to all peta when not too busy, and Shindy will also occasionally return regular peta.

How do I leave a comment on Anli blogs because I can read them now due to [info]hystericalhyena's wonderful translations?!
  • Next to the peta link is the comment link!
  • Clicking it will open up all the comments that have already been left on the post, and the 'post a comment' button which will be all the way at the bottom of the page.
  • The button will prompt a pop-up window where you will need to fill in a subject and message. Some comment boxes will also require you to fill out captcha.

It's yelling at me and not letting me comment! WHY IS IT YELLING AT ME?! I worked really hard to type out this message with love!
  • Does the yelling look like this?
  • The only way I've figured out how to get around this is by switching my keyboard to type in Japanese, but I have a tendency to make things harder for myself than they have to be. So if there's some alternative solution to this, please let me know.

I'm lazy and want to get back to my homepage fast without having to click random links everywhere to find the right one. What do I do!
  • In the very upper-left hand corner of the page is a graphic that has a little green splat and 'Ameba' written next to it in black, bubbly letters. Clicking this will take you straight back to your homepage so you can check peta and your friend's list.

[info]xenocia! You jackass! You showed me where I can go to change my blog layout but then got lazy and didn't tell me how to actually do it! What evil!
  • 1 - Pick a layout you like and click on the little bubble under it to select it. Scrolling over the layout thumbnails will also show you a tiny preview.
  • 2 - Clicking this button will confirm the layout change (Clicking 4 will show you a full preview of the layout.)
  • 3 [extra] - These options are simply the overall layout and positioning of sidebars in your layout.
  • 4 [extra] - As aforementioned, clicking this button will show you a full preview of the layout you picked.
  • 5 [extra] - Clicking on this link will show you other layouts within the same layout style/type category.

No, really, I want to know how to actually change my layout.

My posts are all coming out as a-member posts! But I want other people to be able to read them! Why is this happening?!
  • To post your entry as an a-member post, click the middle button, circled in blue. To post normally, click the right button, circled in red!

How do I edit my posts now?
  • Use the tab sequences circled in red. The button circled in blue will let you edit your post, and the buttons circled in orange allow you to delete your post!

My use of Ameba is rudimentary at best since this is all I use it for. Let me know if you have any questions, revisions, or would like to add anything here.
mood: calm
music: MBLAQ - Y
alinammalinamm on May 22nd, 2010 07:40 am (UTC)
thanks for the post, just made my account so i'm kinda looking/figuring out what to do *found you by accident and added you,hope you don't mind* ...just one question,not related to the post, but i want to change my background/skin/whatever .....and i don't know how :(
Hyacinthexenocia on May 22nd, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC)
Okay! Added a how to on changing your blog layout to the end of the FAQ! :3
Hyacinthexenocia on May 22nd, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC)
Ohh, cool~!
alinammalinamm on May 22nd, 2010 06:58 pm (UTC)
just click here and you will get to the first picture i've put previously


and then start customizing your profile as you please
gizorzgizorz on May 22nd, 2010 03:19 pm (UTC)
Ooh i think you made a typo!

On step 4, you switched the genders :p
Hyacinthexenocia on May 22nd, 2010 03:20 pm (UTC)
Lol, oh crap.
Hyacinthexenocia on May 22nd, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC)
I screwed up on right and left throughout the whole post, haha. I knew I was missing something! Thank you XD
gizorzgizorz on May 22nd, 2010 03:23 pm (UTC)
Haha! I do that all the time, confusing left with right :p I always have to remind myself "right is the hand with which you write".

Thanks for the tutorial btw, it looks amazing ^^ I had been wondering what peta was for a while :p
Hyacinthexenocia on May 22nd, 2010 03:24 pm (UTC)
Lol, yeah, I was having special problems with this post for some reason... I just caught another one XDD

No problem!
LadySasukeladysasuke on May 24th, 2010 12:05 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for posting this. I have been wanting for a while to have an ameba blog and have some questions.

1: Can you choose whether to write in english or japanese.

2: If you write in english, will japanese readers or anyone else see it in japanese.

3: Can you change some one else's so you can read it in your preferred language.

4: Which gender is which again. I got confused on the actual page and i know you wrote it above but i still don't get it.
Hyacinthexenocia on May 24th, 2010 06:11 am (UTC)
1: Yes, what language you write in is a computer setting.
2: They will not see it in English.
3: No, this is why we need people to translate, such as what hystericalhyena has been doing here.
4: 女(female)
LadySasukeladysasuke on May 24th, 2010 01:59 pm (UTC)
alinammalinamm on May 24th, 2010 08:48 pm (UTC)
3. if you're using google toolbar,you can choose to translate your page and other pages as well,but the writing will still be in japanese -it's wise to set it up in english,a more acurate translation than other languages,not so messed up- ...good luck with your account :)
Velvetvelvet_liquor on May 30th, 2010 12:27 am (UTC)
Thanks a lot for all of those explanations~ ♥
And now I'll try to make a nice layout~ XD
Hyacinthexenocia on May 30th, 2010 02:46 am (UTC)
No problem :)
Velvetvelvet_liquor on May 30th, 2010 11:14 pm (UTC)
I'm having some problems with my Ameba entries, so I hope you'll be able to help me...
So I've created my account yesterda
y, "made" a layout and all (yeah, took two pictures a put them together and here comes the layout XDD see http://ameblo.jp/aki-no-yume/ thrilling.. XD)... and I've made an entry, but the thing won't show up for other people... >_< seems like the thing is only posted at some adress like secret.ameba.jp ... looks like I'm the only one who can read my entry.. which is oh so wonderfully useless... >_< and moreover, I have no idea how to edit my entry... T___T
Hyacinthexenocia on May 30th, 2010 11:43 pm (UTC)
Alright, added to FAQ! Let me know if you have any other questions!
Velvetvelvet_liquor on May 30th, 2010 11:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot! \o/ ♥
Sato NatsumiSato Natsumi on December 15th, 2010 02:49 pm (UTC)
thank .. for tut !
..but now may be ameblo have new version..(saw ur photo i cant where is it..)
..how can change the layout?
kuroodiakuroodia on February 14th, 2011 09:56 pm (UTC)
thank you for this post...^^
even if I study japanese, reading can be really hard at some point...:)
by the way I just received a peta from Kiyozumi <3
kuroodiakuroodia on February 24th, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
is there any slight possibility to edit a comment...?
9lilsa9lilsa on June 29th, 2011 01:05 am (UTC)
Awesome! thank u so much....how can I upload pic?? is it the same new blog entry??
heyxxyoheyxxyo on December 23rd, 2011 07:31 am (UTC)
thank you for this! very helpful! :D
uhm, I just want to ask..
can we put in links on the sidebar in our blog?
カレン☆xcutierinx on March 29th, 2012 03:25 am (UTC)
can we view the comment we made on someone's blog?
♥♦ノリノリ♠♣xNoriNori on September 15th, 2012 03:20 pm (UTC)
Hey, just wondering, but if I'd like to change the ameblo header image, must I use custom CSS? I do very much like the current uneditable theme that Ameba provided me with.