Blogger Hacks, Categories, Tips & Tricks

Monday, July 25, 2005
Agreed!!
I couldn't have said it better myself, so I'm not going to try. Forgive the extended block-quote!!

7CM Blog: "In reality, you can do almost anything with Blogger that you can do in “superior” packages, with a little bit of ingenuity.... Most importantly, don't put off blogging because you 'heard' stuff that makes you think Blogger may not be fully 'up to the job' or because you are waiting for the perfect tool for anything to come along. As with everything else on the road to success, just get started. Blogger is perfect for that."

For some ideas about customising your Blogger blog, & adding some of the functions that you wish you could add, see my blogger hacks post.

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Posted at 10:44 AM by John.
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Blogger Pamela said...
Thanks for the visit and the cross-post, John.

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Blogger Fritz said...
Hi John,

I use Blogger.com and many of the hacks and tools you mention (haloscan, technorati tags, link to delicious posting). Bloglines especially is my number one tool.

A drawback from Haloscan that you don't mention in your blogger hacks is that the trackbacks aren't true trackbacks that search engines can follow. A lot of people blog, frankly, so that people will find them and bloggers know that "Google loves blogs." Search engine spiders don't follow Javascript (although there are rumors that Google has an experimental spider that parses and runs Javascript).

Hence, my links to you aren't really reciprocated with links back to me, as far as Google's search engine ranking goes.

I and others link to your pages because you have content that is valuable to our readers. But you can bet that there are about a zillion bloggers out there who avoid your site merely because it's hosted on blogspot.

Here's a trick to keep content from other websites from stalling your site: Use div tags to put the content where it should go (in the sidebars, etc), and put those things last in your template.

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