Category Archives: Blogger

Blogosphere News Sept 27th

Reading Your turn – if you have written or have read something that may interest readers here or come across a new site worth a look at let me know; by leaving a comment here or via my contact page. (The lattermay be best if it is your own post so that others do not perceive it as beingspammy) I will only publish comments that include links if the links are relevant and useful. (covering myself herein case I get spam!).If you are a regular reader you will know I try to feature posts from some of the lesser known […] Continue Reading…

Also posted in Miscellaneous, Wordpress

Blogosphere News 1st August

Reading – a mashup that puts all the best rated sites of today on one page. Includes BBC Today in History, del.icious, Digg, Fark, Google MP3 Search, Google News, Lifehacker, Reddit, Stumbleupon, YouTube, WikiHow. An archive page links to previous days listings all the way back to the beginning of 2007. I discovered it because my Best Stock Image Sites post appeared on the site – Yeah. Similar sites – POPURLS and THEWEBLIST NxE’s Fifty Most Influential ‘Female’ Bloggers Firefox Privacy Protection Jason Calacanis Retires From Blogging, Listen Up Bloggers – This Means Something I did not put this […] Continue Reading…

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Blogosphere News 2

As promised here is the second part of my Blogosphere News post following on from Part 1 last week. Social Networking FriendFeed – New Feature – Rooms Share web pages on your FriendFeed using the Share on Friendfeed Toolbar Button 20 Things I Learned Using Twitter– some good tips here on making the most of Twitter and using it efficiently. I am adding this link to my Twitter Beginners post The Art and Science of Retweeting for Twitteraholics– a guest post by AJ Vaynerchuk on BloggingBits. 50 Top Niche Social Media Sites and Their Power Accounts– I should imagine this […] Continue Reading…

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Blogspot Blogger Beginners

I have restarted posting to a blog I began a couple of years ago, now called Sueblimely Blogspot. I began the blog when the “new” templating system came in, then called ‘Blogger Beta’, to explain its new features and how to use it. As other blogs started covering this in depth I decided to leave it to them and concentrate on this blog. My daughter has just started a blogspot blog so I am now aiming my own blogspot blog at beginner users. If you are a newcomer to blogspot and blogging. or know of someone who is I welcome […] Continue Reading…

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Google listened – Blogspot Blogger comment form allows URL link

Hurray – non Blogger users can again provide an auto-linked URL when signing in to comment on blogspot Blogger blogs. It seems that Google does take account of what we have to say. Very wise considering the downturn in comments on Blogger blogs and the number of people talking of leaving for a different blogging platform. Here is the announcement at Google’s Blogger Buzz – BlogYou Blog, We Listen Thanks Colin of Adelaide Green Porridge Cafe for alerting me to this change. At this stage not all Blogger blogs have been changed to this system.   Continue Reading…

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Blogspot Blogger comment form change unfair to ALL bloggers

Have you noticed that Blogger has changed its comment form so that you have to either sign in with a gmail address or as anonymous? If the blog owner does not allow anonymous comments you cannot comment at all; unless you have a gmail address. A link to a gmail address not attached to a Blogger account leads to a ‘Profile Not Found’ page with the message “The Blogger Profile you requested cannot be displayed. Many Blogger users have not yet elected to publicly share their Profile“. This mistakenly assumes that all those who comment are bloggers themselves! More significantly […] Continue Reading…

Also posted in Community Building

Advantages of blogspot Blogger

Having been critical of Blogger I feel a need to make some amends. After all it did serve me very well for a few years. I prefer it to the other hosted blog platforms for a number of reasons: It is easy to learn and use. The new blogger has introduced features that make it very simple to add extra features or page elements. More are being added as time goes on. Click on image to see all page elements You can host the classic blogger on your own domain. There is plenty of support for those just starting out […] Continue Reading…

Also posted in Design and Coding

Blogger Template Changes

Please excuse me if you are not using blogger as this will be of no interest at all to you but I know some other people are keen to make the move over to WordPress and I want to let them know how I am going. On changing to the ‘new’ Blogger I used a default template because all the alterations, hacks and workrounds I used, to add the features I wanted, broke my original template completely. A quick way round this was for me to copy all the sidebar content and put it in one of the html/javascript page […] Continue Reading…

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Blogger virus attack – a storm is brewing.

Just a quick post to alert you to something I just discovered. I think this deserves to be No 35 in my list of why I am moving away from Blogger: Google’s Blogger site is being used by malicious hackers who are posting fake entries to some blogs. The posts attempt to lure readers to what is purported to be a legitimate link or a YouTube video but instead leads to booby-trapped downloads that could infect a Windows PC. The virus, named the Storm Worm or Virus is also hitting inboxes worldwide. I have had quite a few of these […] Continue Reading…

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