Blogger Hacks, Categories, Tips & Tricks

Monday, August 15, 2005
Folks with Categories
Been a while since I wrote a round-up of the folks who are making use of del.icio.us for categories. Here's the latest:
In a related issue, (another technorati rant) I have dropped a half-dozen links & 6,000 in the rankings since I last checked. Are they cleaning house or is there something screwy going on? KB Cafe has the scoop.


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Posted at 5:08 PM by John.
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Blogger NBR said...
The hack works great. I love it. Thanks! If only there were a way to combine the step that inserts the tags and code into the blog post, and the step that bookmarks del.icio.us, that would be cool ... but it seems impossible to me, since Blogspot doesn't give your post a URL until it's actually published. Right? I'm new at this ...

Next challenge: I want to figure out how to fetch a list of current tags from del.icio.us and display it in the sidebar. I guess I have to do this without causing too many hits on del.icio.us, or they will ban me ... any promising ideas?

Also, when you do this, do you use a different del.icio.us account for your own personal bookmarks from the one you use for your blog categories? I am. If you do, do you know a quick way to switch back and forth between accounts? I've gotten around the problem of having to log in and out repeatedly by using Spurl for my personal bookmarks and del.icio.us for blog categories, but i was just wondering.

Thanks again, this is great stuff for a novice like me.

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Blogger Jen said...
NBR said...
"Next challenge: I want to figure out how to fetch a list of current tags from del.icio.us and display it in the sidebar. I guess I have to do this without causing too many hits on del.icio.us, or they will ban me ... any promising ideas? "

Great suggestion -- I'd like to figure this out too, though I didn't have the time right now. I know del.icio.us has posted instructions, but I haven't sat down to read them in detail yet...

Thanks for the instructions on creating categories -- they were easy to follow, and did (more or less) what I wanted.

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