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Frequently Asked Question #32. How do I add my current location, mood, and music to my entries? How do I change my mood theme?

Add your current location, mood, and music to your journal entry using the Post an Entry page or a downloadable client. Change your journal's mood theme by going to the Customize Journal Style page. (Those using the old style system can find this setting on the Journal Display page.)

Using the Web Interface

The Post an Entry page shows fields for Location:, Mood:, and Music: near the bottom of the page.

Add your current location by clicking the "Detect" button, or by typing it into the text box provided next to Location:. Your current location will not appear on your main journal pages if you are using the old style system.

Add your current mood by:
  • selecting an option from the dropdown list next to Mood:
  • leaving the selection blank and typing your mood into the text box provided.
Add your current music by typing it into the text box provided next to Music:. If you signed up for a Last.fm account and installed the Last.fm widget for your music application, you can also autofill that field from Last.fm scrobbler information. You need to enter your Last.fm on your Account settings page in the Extensions tab in the "Music connect" line.

Note that this will fill the Music: field on the Post an Entry page only once, when the page is displayed. To change it to the current song (if it changed since you started writing your entry), hit Refresh next to the Music: field.

Using a Downloadable Client

Many downloadable clients can add location, mood, and music to your entries. Some clients can automatically detect the music playing in your preferred music player, so you don't have to type it yourself. Consult your preferred client's documentation and menu options for details.

If you type in a mood yourself that corresponds exactly to a mood from the dropdown list, your client may display it with the correct mood icon.

Mood Themes

Include icons with your moods by selecting a mood theme; Plus, Paid and Permanent users can create custom mood themes.
  1. Go to the Customize Journal Style page and scroll to the Mood Themes section.

  2. Preview the available themes by clicking the preview all mood themes link or visiting the LiveJournal Moods page directly.

  3. Select the mood theme you want to use, then save your changes.

Last Updated: February 19th, 2013

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